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            Anti-nausea medication Zofran is tied to birth defects.

Zofran is an anti-nausea drug that's often prescribed for pregnant women suffering from morning sickness. But it now appears that taking Zofran while pregnant could seriously harm the fetus, according to a recent study in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

According to the study of 900,000 Danish women, the risk of infant heart defects doubled when pregnant women took
the drug. This is significant because an estimated 80 percent of pregnant women suffer from nausea and vomiting during pregnancy, and about 1 million of them have been taking Zofran (or a generic equivalent) each year.

Other women who have used the drug during pregnancy have reported babies born with cleft palates, club foot, malformed skulls, vision problems, and mental impairments.

GlaxoSmithKline, which manufactures Zofran, paid the government a significant fine in 2012 for illegal promotion of the drug and failing to report safety data. A number of lawsuits have now been filed by affected families as well.


        Laundry pod poisonings becoming widespread

Laundry pods - those single-dose packets of laundry detergent that can be put unopened into a washing machine instead of liquids or powders - have caused a spate of poisonings and other accidents recently.

Laundry pods are particularly dangerous to small children, who might bite into the pods or squeeze them, causing them to suddenly burst open. Exposure can cause vomiting, breathing difficulties, chemical burns, and depression of the nervous system.

About 30 accidental exposures involving children are being reported to poison-control centers across the country each day. Worse yet, six child deaths have been reported as well. There have also been cases involving elderly people with dementia who, like children, have mistaken the colorful pods for candy.

Manufacturers such as Tide have changed their designs and placed childproof closures on the packaging, but the incidents keep happening. A growing number of lawsuits are now being filed against these manufacturers of unsafe products, seeking compensation for injuries resulting from exposure to the laundry pods.

Profits should never come before people! For this reason, at Garcia de la Garza our personal injury attorneys fight for the rights of victims of defective products. Our Personal Injury lawyers are dedicated to seeking justice for victims of neglect and defective products, we can help you fight for your rights and those of your loved ones.

And, while we're a busy firm, we always welcome all referrals.

If you refer someone to us, we promise to answer their questions and provide them with first-rate, personal service. And if you've already referred someone to our firm, thank you!

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