Category Archives: Birth Defects

3M Contamination Lawsuit Claims Birth Defects

A lawsuit filed by the Minnesota Attorney General claims that 3M Co. dumped chemicals in groundwater for years, leading to an increase in babies with low birth weights. The lawsuit was filed in a Minneapolis-metro area courtroom. In addition to the birth injury claims, it indicates that the alleged chemical dumping led to an increase in cancer and infertility among residents. Court documents indicate that a study done by a professor at the University of California, Berkley, found that there was a 30 percent increase in low birth weights and premature births compared to neighboring communities, in Washington County and Oakdale from 2001 and 2016. ABC News reported that until the 1970s, 3M disregarded chemicals used to make items like fire-fighting foam, stain repellents, non-stick cookware and other household and industrial products landfills in Oakdale, Woodbury and Lake Elmo. The lawsuit claims that this led to pollution in groundwater. The…
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Why Should I Contact the Birth Injury Attorneys at Cappolino Dodd Krebs LLP?

It has been estimated that seven out of every 1,000 deliveries in the U.S. results in birth injuries. This should not happen—if your son or daughter suffers trauma during his or her delivery, you need to contact our attorneys immediately. Unfortunately, many birth injuries, including cerebral palsy, erb’s palsy and brain damage, are the result of doctor error. Many of these injuries result in intellectual limitations, hearing deficits, vision impairment, behavioral problems, seizures, speaking difficulties and learning disabilities. These injuries can occur when a medical provider fails to act quickly to protect the child from ensuing complications. Additionally, issues like a delay in ordering a caesarian (C-) section or a physician erroneously using forceps or a vacuum extractor can result in a child suffering injuries that can haunt him or her for life. When a child is born with a birth injury, he or she will often face a lifetime…
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Michigan Teen to Carry Brother On Back for Cerebral Palsy Awareness Walk

A Michigan teenager attempting to raise awareness and money in the fight against cerebral palsy will carry his seven-year-old brother 40 miles on his back in a fundraiser walk. According to Today.com, Hunter Gandee, 14, has been carrying Braden, who has the disorder, on his back for as long as he can remember, to beaches, up and down mountains, and often just through their local grocery store. Hunter said he sees Braden as an inspiration. “Every day of his life so far has been harder than any single day of mine,” Hunter told TODAY.com. “He fights through it. He’s a trooper.” Braden reportedly supports his older brother by attending all of his wrestling matches. “He’s very special to me,” Braden said of Hunter, according to Today.com. “He always helps me out. He’s always there for me.” Due to his diagnosis, Braden struggles to walk and sometimes, to speak, the first…
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