Zika Virus Birth Defects Lawsuit |Zika microcephaly birth defect Lawsuit | Zika Virus Birth Defect Attorney

Zika Virus Birth Defects Lawsuit |Zika microcephaly birth defect Lawsuit | Zika Virus Birth Defect Attorney

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zika-virus-microcephaly-birth-defect-lawsuit-mosquitosThe Zika virus has been linked to microcephaly, a congenital condition birth defect in which babies are born with abnormally small heads and an underdeveloped brain. But a recent Zika virus microcephaly report released by an Argentine physicians group now suggests a poisonous chemical called, “pyriproxyfen,” a larvacide, and not the Zika virus may be the cause of the microcephaly outbreak. Pyriproxyfen, which causes malformations in mosquitoes, was used in 2014 by the Brazilian government to control the mosquito population there.

Pregnant women have been urged to take precautions against the Zika virus, especially in Brazil where the largest number of newborns with microcephaly birth defects were recorded. Zika virus cases have also been reported across the United States, where Sumitomo Chemical, the maker of pyriproxyfen, has subsidiary offices. Sumitomo is also associated with the chemical manufacturer Monsanto.

Southern Med Law is investigating the allegations in the Zika virus report that suggests the chemical larvicide Pyriproxyfen is the cause of the microcephaly outbreak. The firm is especially concerned after the investigating doctors stated in their report that “Malformations detected in thousands of children from pregnant women living in areas where the Brazilian state added pyriproxyfen to drinking water is not a coincidence,”

The report by the Physicians in Crop-Sprayed Towns (PCST) states the Brazilian government injected pyriproxyfen in the drinking water supply to stop mosquitos from breeding in drinking water tanks. The state of Pernambuco, which was the first to notice the Zika virus microcephaly problem, had 35 percent of reported microcephaly cases in the country. Since October, 4,180 cases ofZika virus microcephaly birth defects had been reported, according to the Washington Post. The PCST report said Brazilian health officials did not realize that Pernambuco, which saw the dramatic rise inZika virus microcephaly cases, was also the area where the Brazilian government began using pyriproxyfen, commercially known as Sumilarv and manufactured by the Japan-based Sumimoto Chemical. The PCST report further noted that the birth defect microcephaly has not been linked to any past Zika epidemics in Brazil. Additionally, the birth defect microcephaly has not been associated with Zika virus cases in Columbia.[techtimes.com/articles/133548/20160214/monsanto-larvicide-not-zika-virus-true-cause-of-brazils-microcephaly-outbreak-doctors.htm, Tech Times, February 14, 2015]
[washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2016/01/29/brazil-may-have-fewer-zika-related-microcephaly-cases-than-previously-reported/, Washington Post, January 29, 2016]

What Is The Zika virus?

Zika is a disease spread in people primarily through a mosquito bite, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention. While there have been no mosquito-borne Zika cases reported in U.S. states, suspected Zika virus cases reported in the United States have been associated with traveling to South America. With the recent Zika virus outbreaks, however, the CDC predicts more cases will be reported due to the number of people traveling to and from the United States. In addition to Brazil, thousands of Zika virus cases have been reported in Colombia, and South America.
[cdc.gov/zika/disease-qa.html, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, February 12, 2016]
[usnews.com/news/articles/2016-01-20/zika-virus-cases-appearing-in-us, US News, January 20, 2016]

Zika Virus Symptoms

According to the CDC, Zika virus symptoms include

  • Fever
  • Rash
  • Joint pain
  • Conjunctivitis (red eyes)

Symptoms last from several days to a week and people usually do not require hospitalization. Death by Zika virus is rare.
[cdc.gov/zika/disease-qa.html, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, February 12, 2016]

Zika virus microcephaly birth defect

Southern Med Law is currently investigating Zika virus microcephaly birth defect lawsuits associated with Zika virus or the chemical, pyriproxyfen, If you or someone you love gave birth to a newborn with the birth defect microcephaly linked to the Zika virus or the chemical, pyriproxyfen, contact Southern Med Law to inquire about filing a Zika virus microcephaly birth defect lawsuit. Southern Med Law offers Zika virus microcephaly birth defect lawsuit legal consultations to families whose babies were born with microcephaly due to the Zika virus or the chemical, pyriproxyfen. Call 1-205-547-5525 or fill out our online form located on the www.southernmedlaw.com website.