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SUPPORT Infant Oxygen Trials

ATTENTION: If your child suffered injuries as a result of participation in the SUPPORT Trial, contact Thomas J. Henry immediately. The Department of Health and Human Services recently reprimanded the University of Alabama at Birmingham over their failure to properly warn against the risk of blindness and death in premature infants involved in the SUPPORT clinical trial.

 “…the conduct of this study was in violation of the regulatory requirements for informed consent… participating in the study did have an effect on which infants died, and on which developed blindness…”

Excerpts from the Department of Health and Human Services Letter.

SUPPORT PREMATURE INFANT OXYGEN STUDY

  • The SUPPORT study was conducted at 23 hospitals and medical centers from 2005-2009.
  • The study involved 1,316 premature infants born at 24-28 weeks.
  • The study involved giving the premature infants varying levels of oxygen in an attempt to determine the highest level of oxygen that can be administered without causing blindness.

130 BABIES DIED, 91 DEVELOPED EYE PROBLEMS

  • Of the 1,316 infants involved in the trial, 130 died and 91 developed a serious eye ailment that can cause blindness.
  • According to the Department of Health & Human Services letter, all 130 infants who died were part of the low oxygen group.
  • The 91 infants who developed eye ailments were part of the high oxygen group.

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