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Zofran Lawsuit Arkansas
If you took the medication Zofran® while pregnant and had a baby born with certain birth defects you may be entitled to financial compensation. Call us today to get the facts. Toll Free 1-866-777-2557 or fill out our online contact form and a lawyer will get back to you. There are certain time limits that may affect your ability to bring a case, so you must act quickly. There are no legal fees or costs to you unless you receive money at the end of the case. Please call us today. Zofran Birth Defect Lawsuit Arkansas.
Zofran Lawyer Arkansas
Zofran Lawsuit Arkansas
There is no simple answer to whether atrial septal defects are preventable and most doctors and researchers would simply tell you “yes and no.” The exact cause of atrial septal defects is unknown, but there does seem to be a genetic component involved, in which case it would not be possible to prevent the problem. However, since not everyone with a genetic risk ends up with a baby that has a defect, most people in the medical community believe other issues are involved.
What is an Atrial Septal Defect?
An atrial septal defect is present when the heart fails to form properly in utero and instead has a hole where there should be none. This hole allows blood to flow improperly, causing problems in the heart and lungs. In some cases, smaller holes are never a problem. They trigger no or very few symptoms, and they heal on their own by the time a person is a few years old. However, if a hole is larger and fails to repair on its own, a person can experience a variety of problems, including many that are severe like heart failure and stroke.
What Can a Mother Do to Decrease Her Risk?
If you are planning to become pregnant and you believe your child might be at risk for developing a heart abnormality, genetic counseling can help you evaluate how bad this risk truly is. In addition to knowing where you stand in terms of things you cannot control, it is also important to consider things you can control to help your baby have as healthy a development as possible.
Some research has shown the risk to be higher for atrial septal defects for babies born to mothers who smoke cigarettes, drink alcohol, or use illicit drugs during pregnancy. This is especially true for mothers using cocaine or those doing any of the behaviors early in pregnancy when the baby’s heart is at its most critical developmental stage.
Additionally, some medical experts believe prescription medications taken during pregnancy could cause a problem in a baby’s heart. If you have been prescribed any medication, make sure you understand the risks. Your doctor should be aware of your medical history and know that certain issues can be exacerbated by the use of certain medications.
Never be afraid to ask questions and learn all you can about protecting the healthy development of your baby, even if it means questioning one of the recommendations given by your doctor. You are better off knowing and asking than taking for granted everything will be fine.
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