The attorneys at Principal Law Group are currently handling lawsuits for victims of Clomid – specifically related to birth defects as a result of taking Clomid while pregnant. Recent scientific studies reveal that women who use Clomid during pregnancy face a higher risk of having a child with serious birth defects, some potentially fatal.
What is Clomid?
Clomid, or Clomiphene, is an FDA-approved drug prescribed to women who have had difficulty conceiving. The hormone-inducing drug is used to induce ovulation and prepare the body for pregnancy. Since it was first approved by the FDA in 1967, Clomid has become the most prescribed fertility drug in the United States. Sadly, the drug can also pose serious health risks and catastrophic birth defects in babies. Due to the hormonal changes incited by Clomid, it is extremely important that Clomid not be taken during the first months of becoming pregnant, which is when most birth defects form. As a result, women taking Clomid should be frequently monitored to determine whether or not they are pregnant while taking Clomid.
Clomid Injuries and Side Effects
A recent study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and published in Human Reproduction revealed a significant correlation between Clomid and at least nine different birth defects. Furthermore, a comprehensive study published in 2012 in the New England Journal of Medicine found that women who take Clomid for infertility are at a three times higher risk for having a child with a serious birth defect. Serious birth defects can be potentially fatal and can include heart defects and cerebral palsy. Heart defects associated with Clomid can lead to heart lesions or septal heart defects, with some cases requiring a heart transplant or resulting in death.
Other Clomid birth defects include:
Anencephaly – open cranium with the absence of a brain
Esophageal atresia – closed esophagus
Craniosynostosis – premature fusion of the skull bones
Oral cleft defects
Dandy Walker syndrome
Clomid Injury Lawyers
If you or someone you know gave birth to a child with a congenital defect that you feel may have been caused by Clomid, contact Principal Law Group today. Our experienced team of attorneys can help you determine if you are entitled to compensation to help cover the cost of that child’s medical care. Numerous birth defect lawsuits against Clomid have been filed worldwide, with many parents claiming they were never warned of the serious birth defects associated with Clomid. Our attorneys are leaders in the field of dangerous drug litigation, with decades of experience in civil litigation. Our team maintains the passion, knowledge, and experience to help you receive compensation for your suffering.