Southern Med Law Attorneys Are Investigating Zika Virus Microcephaly birth defect lawsuits Associated With Zika Virus Or With The Chemical, Pyriproxyfen.
Southern Med Law has launched a Zika virus Microcephaly birth defect Information page to provide the public with updates on the Zika virus outbreak and its possible association with microcephaly. The microcephaly birth defect is a congenital condition that leaves newborns with abnormally small heads and an underdeveloped brain. The number of mosquito-borne Zika virus cases have been increasing in South American countries, particularly in Brazil where more than 4,100 cases of Zika-related microcephaly birth defects have been reported since October, according to the Washington Post. Some Zika virus case are also under investigation in the United States.
A group of Argentine doctors released a report indicating that the Zika virus may not be the cause of microcephaly, but the culprit may be a poisonous chemical called, “pyriproxyfen,” which Brazilian government officials began using in a program that started in 2014 to control the mosquito population. Pyriproxyfen is made by the Toyko-based Sumitomo Chemical, which has subsidiary offices in the United States. The Physicians in Crop-Sprayed Towns (PCST), said in its report that the Brazilian Ministry of Health injected pyriproxyfen in the drinking water supply to stop mosquitos from developing in drinking water tanks as part of its program to control mosquitos. Brazil has had Zika virus outbreaks in the past, but microcephaly was not linked to the epidemics, the report said. However, areas, such as the state of Pernambuco where Brazilian health officials began using pyriproxyfen, saw a significant increase in microcephaly birth defects in newborns, according to the PCST report.
[techtimes.com/articles/133548/20160214/monsanto-larvicide-not-zika-virus-true-cause-of-brazils-microcephaly-outbreak-doctors.htm, Tech Times, February 14, 2015]
“Microcephaly will cause babies to have developmental delays as they get older,” explains Dr. François Blaudeau, founder of Southern Med Law. “We are expecting to hear more from U.S. government health officials on whether the Zika virus will impact newborns in the United States.”
The attorneys at Southern Med Law are investigating Zika virus microcephaly birth defect lawsuits. If you or someone you love gave birth to a newborn with microcephaly linked to the Zika virus or the chemical, pyriproxyfen, please 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.
Zika virus is a disease that is spread in people primarily through a mosquito bite, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention. Symptoms of the disease include fever, rash, joint pain and conjunctivitis, more commonly known as “red eyes.” Symptoms last from several days to a week and people who have the disease usually do not require hospitalization. Death by Zika virus is rare.
Zika virus cases reported in the United States have so far been associated with people traveling to and from countries where there is a Zika virus outbreak. According to the CDC, there have been no mosquito-borne Zika cases reported in the U.S. states, although there have been cases reported in the U.S. territories of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The CDC expects more Zika virus cases to be reported due to the recent outbreaks and the number of people traveling to and from the United States.
[cdc.gov/zika/disease-qa.html, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, February 12, 2016]
About Southern Med Law And Filing A Zika virus microcephaly birth defect Lawsuit: Southern Med Law is a patient and consumer advocacy organization providing legal representation to the victims of negligent personal injuries, medical malpractice, dangerous drugs, faulty medical devices and defective products. Led by Dr. François Blaudeau, an attorney and a practicing obstetrician/ gynecologist, the legal staff at Southern Med Law possesses a deep understanding of the complex medical and legal questions at issue in all manner of product liability and personal injury claims. They’re not afraid to take on the nation’s largest corporations in their pursuit of justice, and are committed to ensuring that all victims have access to the type of aggressive legal advocacy that assures success.
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