Birth Defects Attorneys Provide Cleft Palate Speech Info & Remedies

Our birth defects attorneys strive to provide parents of children born with cleft palates and lips with pertinent information about their child's disorder. Over half of children born with a cleft palate will encounter speech problems at some point during their lives. Regular evaluations by the speech-language pathologist on your child’s care team may be necessary to monitor your child’s speech and language progress and make any changes that are necessary. It is certainly possible for a child born with a … [Read more...]

Medical Malpractice Attorneys: Doctor Performs Wrong Site Operation

An Oregon doctor performed a routine operation on the incorrect eye of four year Jesse Matlock. The young child went in for the surgery on his right eye in an attempt to keep it from wandering, but unfortunately, the doctor “lost sense of direction” and began performing surgery on his left eye. Medical malpractice attorneys view this as an inexcusable and avoidable mistake with serious consequences. This negligence has put a young child in a far worse situation than he was in before he entered the operating room. Negligence Leads to Increased Troubles for Young Child The surgeon who performed the surgery, Dr. Shawn Goodman, said she … [Read more...]

NJ and PA Lawyers: Birth Defect Surgery is a Costly Solution

With the healthcare field constantly changing it is difficult to pinpoint the exact price of surgical procedures. However, it can be assumed that most surgeries will be expensive, whether you or your insurance company is paying the bulk of the fee. Birth defects surgery is no exception. These procedures can be just as costly as others. Topamax, the popular migraine and epilepsy medication, may increase the risks of cleft lip and cleft palate birth defects. The potential harm to a newborn child may also be accompanied by a major hit to your wallet. Birth Defect Surgery is Increasingly Costly Healthcare Blue Book states that cleft lip … [Read more...]

Medical Malpractice Attorneys Prevail in New Jersey Negligence Case

A New Jersey man was awarded $2.8 million in damages last week, following a seven day medical malpractice civil trial. The money damages were awarded for a botched kidney stone removal procedure that led to extreme discomfort, permanent injuries, and additional surgeries. Medical malpractice attorneys say that it is not uncommon that even routine procedures, such as a kidney stone removal, have the potential to lead to serious harm in patients. It is important that patients understand that no surgery comes without risks, but some risks arise from medical negligence and those are unacceptable. Physician Negligence Results in Long-Term … [Read more...]

Medical Malpractice Attorneys Win Verdict for Louisiana Man

Medical malpractice attorneys win a large verdict for a man and his wife after a nurse's negligence led to his brain injury. The plaintiff, Mr. Ralph LeCroy, went in to Glenwood Regional Medical Center in West Monroe, LA for a simple and routine procedure on his rotator cuff. Following his procedure, Mr. LeCroy received 50 mg of IV Demerol in the recovery room and was later transferred to another room where he was under the care of nurse Sasha Sanders. During the time LeCroy spent under Sanders' care, she failed to properly monitor his condition, provide him with proper recovery measures, follow the doctor’s orders, and make a physician … [Read more...]

Topamax Lawsuits, Their Costs, and Possible Remedies.

It has recently been discovered that Topamax (Topiramate) has been linked to birth defects in children, increasing the likelihood of cleft lip or cleft palate formation. Topamax is used to help prevent seizures in epileptics and to prevent severe headaches in chronic migraine sufferers. Recently, the FDA released an announcement stating that data has shown an increased risk of craniofacial birth defects (cleft lip or cleft palate) in children born to women who used Topamax during pregnancy. If you believe that your child’s cleft lip/cleft palate may have been affected by your use of the Topamax drug, you probably have questions about what … [Read more...]

Birth Defects Like Cleft Lip/Palate Connected to Topamax Use

Topiramate, known by its prescription name of Topamax, hit the market as a prescription medication to treat epilepsy and certain types of seizures in September 2006. The drug was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2006 and has been a successful medication ranking near the top of the industry. Medical professionals were hopeful that Topamax would be extraordinarily beneficial to many people who suffered from seizures, but it is now apparent that it may lead to birth defects in babies when taken during pregnancy. From Medical Advancement to Extreme Potential Harm Topamax was prescribed to millions of people who were excited … [Read more...]

Birth Defects: Consulting with a Doctor Regarding Potential Surgery

Topamax, a pharmaceutical drug used to treat migraines and epilepsy, has been shown to cause birth defects, like cleft lip or cleft palate, in children, which may call for surgery, when taken by mothers during pregnancy. Surgery is often a last resort for many health professionals who would rather see a patient heal naturally. However, when necessary, surgery can be advantageous, as long as it is handled with great caution. The surgery for a cleft lip or palate is no exception when it comes to taking precautionary measures. After your consultation with your doctor, he/she may recommend surgery to repair your child’s birth … [Read more...]

Birth Defects Shouldn’t Dampen the Joy of Birth

Childbirth should be a beautiful and life-changing experience for parents. Unfortunately, birth defects can change this experience. Children born with birth defects will require additional care. In the case of a cleft lip or cleft palate, surgery is necessary within only a few weeks after the child is born. But this surgery is routine and simple, and parents should not let this small wrench ruin the joy of a new baby. As difficult as it may seem, it is important to transfer the emotion of fear into motivation to seek immediate help. Birth Defects Happen and Help is Waiting New parents may be overwhelmed with the birth of a child who is … [Read more...]

Birth Defects and Corrective Surgery

Cleft lip surgery is a serious procedure that requires extensive planning on not only the surgeon’s part, but also the family of the newborn with a birth defect. After thorough consultations and examinations, your physician may choose to perform a cleft lip surgery. If so, your doctor will discuss the risks and benefits along with steps to be taken before the surgery. Birth defects are troubling for both the family and the child and the risk of oral malformations is increased with the use of Topamax during pregnancy. The Surgical Process Diagnostic screenings will be needed in order to avoid reactions from the medications that will be … [Read more...]