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CMV: The Dangerous Virus Often Not Discussed

CMV: The Dangerous Virus Often Not Discussed

Cytomegalovirus, or CMV, is a dangerous yet common virus that can lead to permanent disabilities in children such as deafness, microcephaly, and intellectual deficiencies—similar to complications from the Zika virus. When contracted in-utero, CMV can have devastating effects, like for Laura Sweet’s daughter Jane who was born with the infection and became deaf by her first birthday. Laura maintains that had she been made aware of the virus by her obstetrician or midwife, CMV contraction could have been prevented by more diligent hand-washing after changing her 2-year old’s diaper. Dr. Gail Demmler-Harrison, a pediatric infectious disease specialist at Baylor College of Medicine, notes, “I am baffled why obstetricians do not feel it is important or even worthy to educate pregnant women about CMV. It’s a missed opportunity to save a baby from the devastating effects of CMV, including death in the womb and permanent disabilities.”

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The following reviews from our clients do not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of another legal matter. The cases mentioned in the reviews are illustrative of some of the matters previously handled by Grant & Eisenhofer involving various areas of birth injury law. These reviews are endorsements.

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