31 Dec What is Craniosynostosis?
Kase Johnstun has been conducting research by interviewing the mothers of children with craniosynostosis. This condition occurs when the fibrous sutures fuse prematurely in the infant’s skull, restricting the growth of the brain. It can lead to visual or mental impairments, as well as head and facial abnormalities.
Johnstun was also born with craniosynostosis, but he has been fortunate to live a normal life in his 39 years. Soon after birth, he had surgery to correct the shape of his skull and to allow the brain to grow naturally. The surgery almost cost him his life.
Currently, about 1 in 2,000 children are born with craniosynostosis.
Can Craniosynostosis Occur Because of Negligence?
Some antidepressants can increase the risk of craniosynostosis. The most common antidepressants linked to this birth defect include Celexa, Effexor, Lexapro, Paxil, Prozac, Symbyax, Wellbutrin and Zoloft.
Some cases of craniosynostosis can lead to medical malpractice or pharmaceutical lawsuits.
Need a Birth Injury Lawyer in Tampa?
The birth of a child should be a celebration for the whole family. However, hospital or pharmaceutical errors can ruin this special day. If you are thinking about filing a lawsuit because of your baby’s birth injury, then contact the Florida birth injury attorneys at Farrell, Patel, Jomarron & Lopez.
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