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FDA Warns Infant Sleep Positioner Poses Suffocation Risk

This information should be passed on to anyone you know who has a baby or is going to have one. The FDA is warning parents and other caregivers not to use infant sleep positioners because the baby may die from…

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Belladonna Toxicity Lawsuit for Baby Wrongful Death

Can Our Family Sue if Our Baby Died after Using Teething Tablets Containing Belladonna? If your child died after using a teething tablet containing Belladonna, including the following, you may have a wrongful death claim and have the right to sue…

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South Los Angeles Fire Claims the Lives of Twin Boys

A house fire in the Green Meadows neighborhood of South Los Angeles has claimed the lives of twin boys, Bryson and Brenton Foster, age 2. Their father, Benjamin Fortson, who tried in vain to rescue them, is in critical condition…

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De Blasio Pledges Thorough Investigation of Radiator Explosion that Killed Ambrose Sisters

New York Mayor Bill De Blasio has pledged that there will be a thorough investigation of the radiator explosion that killed two little girls ages 1 and 2.  The sisters were napping in their Bronx apartment when a valve blew…

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Radiator Explosion in Bronx Apartment Kills 2 Little Girls

Two little girls died Wednesday when a radiator exploded in their Bronx apartment. The sisters, Ibanez Ambrose, 2, and Scylee Ambrose, 1, were napping when a valve blew off the radiator and filled their room with scalding steam. The badly burned little…

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10 Baby Deaths Associated with Teething Tablets, Says FDA

10 baby deaths are associated with the use of homeopathic teething tablets, according to an FDA statement on the adverse events sent via email: “We are also aware of reports of 10 deaths during that time period [the last 6…

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Adair County House Explosion Kills 4

A terrible house explosion in Adair County, Kentucky, tragically killed four people, one of them a baby. Our deepest sympathy to the families. The explosion happened Tuesday, January 26, 2016 on M Coomer Road, off of Highway 206, about 6…

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Gastrointestinal Mucormycosis from ABC Dophilus Powder

This week, the CDC published an article about a tragic case of gastrointestinal mucormycosis in a preterm baby linked to ABC Dophilus® Powder, an over-the-counter dietary supplement containing live bacteria, including Bifidobacterium lactis BB-12 (BB-12®) and Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG (LGG®). This…

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Is Listeria Waiting at a Deli near You?

Standard cleaning procedures at retail deli departments may not eradicate Listeria monocytogenes bacteria, according to Purdue University research.1 This puts babies, people with compromised immune systems and older people at risk of a severe illness called listeriosis that can cause…

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Death of Premature Infant Linked to Dietary Supplement, ABC Dophilus Powder

The CDC, FDA, and Connecticut Departments of Public Health and Consumer Protection, are investigating a fatal case of gastrointestinal mucormycosis in a premature infant, born at 29 weeks gestation. The death has been linked to the use of a dietary…

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FDA Warns Probiotics May Cause Infections, Death

Our lawyers investigate fungal and other infections caused by dietary supplements called probiotics. These dietary supplements have live bacteria and/or yeast in them. In many cases, patients with fungal infections do not know the source of the infection. Dietary supplements…

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Bacterial Probiotics, Newborns May be At Risk for Infection

New research suggests bacterial probiotics may be associated with dangerous infections in newborn babies. Between February 2012 and August 2013, an outbreak of vancomycin resistant Enterococcus (VRE) in infants in a hospital NICU. Infants sickened in the outbreak were part…