A Pennsylvania court recently awarded $14.5 million to the Ohio parents of a young boy afflicted with the severe birth injury cerebral palsy, after evidence linked his condition to a hospital staff’s improper use of a popular drug used to speed up delivery times.
The popular amino acid-based baby formula Neocate is under review after two recent studies linked the product to infant injuries (link to birth injuries page) such as malnourishment, bone fractures and rickets.
The use of horses to treat those with physical and mental disabilities (link to birth injury page), also known as equine-assisted therapy (EAT), or hippotherapy, is a practice that has been around for centuries.
With Johnson & Johnson already facing thousands of lawsuits alleging their Baby Powder and Shower to Shower products caused ovarian cancer, the company received a striking blow last week that also linked the products to mesothelioma.
Children afflicted with the most severe forms of cerebral palsy face a higher likelihood of developing the spine condition scoliosis. Although this can be treated with surgery, there are risks for complications within the first year.
Last year, reports surfaced that millions of Americans who’ve undergone open heart surgery might be at risk of a rare bacterial infection due to contaminated blood heating and cooling surgical devices.
A Chicago jury this week ordered Illinois drug maker AbbVie to pay more than $3 million in damages to a man who suffered a heart attack after years of using its testosterone replacement therapy drug AndroGel.
Critics of the ever-rising cost of healthcare in the United States need look no further than the rising expenses for new prescription drugs.