Archive for May, 2015

Zofran Birth Defect Lawsuits

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

More lawsuits are springing up around the country which allege that Glaxo Smith Kline’s drug Zofran caused multiple different types of birth defects in unborn babies when mothers took the drug during their pregnancies.

The lawsuits have alleged to following types of defects resulting from the use of Zofran during pregnancy:

  • abdominal defects
  • heart defects / hole in the heart (atrial septal defect)
  • brain defects
  • developmental delays
  • congenital birth defects
  • cleft lip
  • cleft palate
  • hypospadia birth defects
  • chromosomal birth defects
  • heart problems for the mother
  • webbed toes
  • inter-uterine growth restriction
  • musculoskeletal abnormality
  • kidney malformations

Zofran is not approved for use during pregnancy.

The FDA has placed Zofran in the “Pregnancy Category B” which means that the drug did not reveal abnormalities during animal studies but additional testing would be needed before this drug could become a Pregnancy Category A drug. Pregnancy Category A drugs have been put through studies but have not shown evidence of risk in later trimesters with human babies.

Giddens Law firm, located in Jackson, Mississippi, is currently accepting Zofran induced birth defect cases. Call for a free consultation if you or someone you know took Zofran while pregnant. Our attorneys would be happy to speak with you about this matter.

Mississippi Traumatic Brain Injury Resources

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

Mississippi Brain Injury Association

The Brain Injury Association of Mississippi was founded in 1987 and serves people throughout the state of Mississippi. It is a private, non-profit corporation whose goal is to serve persons with traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries, their families, caregivers, and professionals.

The Association is an affiliated member of the Brain Injury Association of America. The Brain Injury Association of Mississippi is a 501(c)(3) corporation. As such, all donations, gifts, membership dues and bequests are tax deductible.

 

Mississippi Department of Health – Concussion Policy

The Mississippi Youth Concussion Law of 2014 requires that concussion education be made available for parents and other interested Mississippians.

Most concussions occur without loss of consciousness, but they still carry the potential for injury. Recognition and proper response to concussions when they first occur can help prevent further injury or even death.