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Closure of Coal Plants Linked to Drop in Preterm Births

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Closure of Coal Plants Linked to Drop in Preterm Births

Study shows that extreme air pollution posed danger for mother and baby.

Researchers have found that preterm birth rates dropped after oil and coal power plants in California were shut down. Across the country, the U.S. is turning to alternative forms of power because these plants put out dangerous air pollutants.

Did you work in or live near a coal plant or ash pond and then...

Plaintiff Wins Appeal in Sony Prenatal Toxic Exposure Case

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Plaintiff Wins Appeal in Sony Prenatal Toxic Exposure Case

California Supreme Court Vacates Lower Court Ruling in Favor of Sony Electronics, Inc.; Prenatal Toxic Exposure Case Can Proceed to Trial.

CALIFORNIA –– The California Supreme Court has issued a decision on plaintiff’s appeal in Dominique Lopez v. Sony Electronics, Inc. (Case No. S235357), holding that the prenatal toxic exposure injury case is not barred by the...

Calif. Justices Revive Sony Prenatal Toxic Exposure Suit

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Calif. Justices Revive Sony Prenatal Toxic Exposure Suit

(article by Y. Peter Kang and published on Law360) — The California Supreme Court on Thursday revived a suit alleging a woman’s injuries were caused by in utero exposure to chemicals at a Sony manufacturing plant where the woman’s mother worked, saying a state toxic exposure law tolled the claims until the woman reached age 18.

In a unanimous ruling, the state’s highest court...

Arkansas Bans Monsanto Pesticide During Growing Season

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Arkansas Bans Monsanto Pesticide During Growing Season

A state committee creates the toughest regulations in the country against the pesticide wreaking havoc on almost everything it touches.

The Arkansas State Plant Board (ASPB), which regulates the use of pesticides in Arkansas, has banned Monsanto’s newest pesticide: dicamba, during the warm growing season.

What is Dicamba?

Dicamba is a pesticide that...

Early Treatment Increases Survival Rate of Children with CHD

Early Treatment Increases Survival Rate of Children with CHD

Early Treatment Increases Survival Rate of Children with CHD

Relieving News for Parents of Children with Heart Defects – Denmark Study Indicates that Treating Children Earlier Increases Survival Rates

A study of data collected in Denmark has provided good news for parents of children with congenital heart defects (CHD). According to the study, children with CHD are being treated for this birth defect earlier in their lives, which is likely...

Child Birth Defects Impacting Mental Health of Parents

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Child Birth Defects Impacting Mental Health of Parents

Early Studies Indicate that Parents of Children with Birth Defects May Struggle with Mental Health

Parents have one of the hardest jobs in the world – raising a child. The stress of this job greatly increases when the child is born with a birth defect.  Parents of children born with birth defects have a long list of responsibilities when it comes to caring for their children, and the...

Coverage of a Birth Defects Lawsuit Trial Involving Pesticide Exposure

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Coverage of a Birth Defects Lawsuit Trial Involving Pesticide Exposure

Waters Kraus & Paul birth defects attorneys, David Bricker and Susan M. Ulrich, are currently in civil trial representing 9-year-old Erik Joe Morales for a birth defects lawsuit in California. Local publication Ventura County Star is covering the case.

This recap pulls direct quote highlights from the paper’s stories with links to the full story.

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