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Toddler with Hypospadias gets help

A photo shared by an aid worker has gone viral, raising enough money to save a Nigerian boy’s life. The 2-year-old boy was abandoned by his parents after the community accused the child of being a witch. Witchcraft is often used as an explanation for birth defects in Nigeria. The $1 million raised has allowed […]

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Medical complications linked to craniostenosis

Medical studies have shown a link between the use of Depakote during pregnancy and infants born with craniostenosis. For individuals or families who may be dealing with this disorder, it is important to understand the medical complications that can be linked to craniosynostosis. The condition itself is characterized by joints in an infant skull closing too […]

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Mother undergoes procedure to treat spina bifida of unborn baby

A pregnant mother in the United Kingdom underwent a high risk surgical procedure to treat her unborn daughter’s spina bifida. According to reports, Gina Lavis was nearly 20 weeks pregnant when she learned that her baby had spina bifida. While aborting the baby is the choice of many women in this situation, Lavis decided to undergo […]

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What families should expect from a Depakote lawyer

Parents who have decided to file a Depakote claim upon learning that their baby was born with congenital defects will quickly come to learn that working with a skilled lawyer will be important for them to have a thorough understanding of the legal process. Below are some of the qualities parents should look for when enlisting […]

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Children born with congenital defects likely to experience abuse

Researchers at the University of Texas recently discovered evidence that children are at higher risk of experiencing abuse if they are born with congenital defects like spina bifida or cleft lip/palate. The University of Texas Health Science Center revealed that children who are born with spina bifida are 58% more likely to face abuse than […]

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Obtaining medical records for your children

Parents who have decided to file a Depakote claim after suspecting that their loved ones’ congenital defects were caused by the anti-seizure drug should understand that there are existing laws surrounding the process of obtaining medical documents. In cases involving court ordered treatments, doctors may refuse to release medical documents. Parents or legal guardians should […]

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Proving a Depakote claim

Individuals who believe that they or their child’s congenital defects were caused by the anti-seizure drug Depakote and have decided to file a claim against the pharmaceutical company responsible for the medicine should be aware that the following points will need to be proven in order to establish a legitimate claim: Depakote medication was a direct […]

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Serious Depakote side effects that may require immediate medical attention

Patients who are taking Depakote to treat epilepsy or bipolar disorder are advised to notify their physicians if they believe that they are suffering from the following serious symptoms linked to the anti-seizure drug. Presence of blood in urine or unusual decrease in frequency of urination Any bleeding symptoms, such as getting bruised easily Skin […]

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Understanding Apert Syndrome

Apert syndrome is a condition in which babies’ skulls form prematurely in the womb, causing the brain to develop irregularly and resulting in a number of medical issues. Babies who are born with this congenital defect often have unusual facial features caused by the skull placing unusual pressure on the features as they develop. Babies who […]

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Toddler with Tetralogy of Fallot underwent two critical surgeries

A little girl born with a congenital heart defent, Tertralogy of Fallot, has endured several procedures including two open-heart operations, an article from News 10 reported. When Sophia Walsh, 6, was born, she was immediately admitted to the Intensive Care Unit of the hospital for her first open-heart operation. At six months old, Sophia underwent […]

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