Posts Tagged 'birth defect'

Nearly-term Babies at Elevated Risk for ADHD

babies not carried to full term may be at increased risk of ADHDWhile it is known that very premature babies are at an increased risk of developing attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a new study suggests that babies who have even a slightly premature birth are also at risk for ADHD.

Researchers at the University of Turku in Finland used health registries to collect data about 10,321 children born between 1991 and 2005. After accounting for other factors ...

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$15 Million Awarded in Depakote Birth Defect Lawsuit

depakote birth defect lawsuit results in 15 million dollar verdictA St. Louis jury has awarded a Minnesota girl $15 million for numerous birth defects found to have been caused by the antiepileptic drug Depakote, which her mother took while pregnant. According to the St. Louis Dispatch, although Abbott Laboratories is named in the lawsuit as the manufacturer of Depakote, AbbVie, Inc., a spinoff company, will be held financially responsible. This will present more legal ...

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