A Missouri Clomid lawsuit may be an option for women who took the medication and had children who were born with birth defects. Some medications, including Clomid (also known as Clomiphene or Serophene), may be prescribed to help women overcome the challenges of infertility. However, the medication has been allegedly associated with certain birth defects. Affected women and their families may be able to file a Missouri Clomid lawsuit and recover compensation for their injuries.
For more information, contact Attorney Group for Missouri today. Our consultations are free, confidential and without any obligation on your part. We can help answer your questions, and if you choose to pursue a claim we can connect you with an affiliated Missouri Clomid lawsuit attorney who can assist you throughout the legal process.
Infertility and Its Effects
According to News-Medical.net, infertility is generally a physical issue that is often treatable and affects approximately 6 percent of married women in the United States. Failing to conceive by natural means after trying for a year or more may cause some of the same emotional trauma that is associated with serious diseases, such as cancer. Researchers have discovered that infertility often leads to mental health issues such as anxiety and depression in both women and men. Treatment methods may exacerbate these psychological reactions and others, but even so, the desire to have a child leads many to seek a prescription from a health care provider.
Clomid and Conception
The Mayo Clinic explains that some women have high risk factors or health issues that may affect their fertility. Miscarriages, cancer treatments and age may be indicators that pregnancy will be difficult to achieve or maintain. Failure to conceive is due to male infertility in about one-third of the couples attempting to become pregnant. In some cases, a woman may have physical abnormalities or a disorder of the reproductive organs that is preventing conception.
One fertility medication, Clomid, prompts natural hormone function that typically leads to ovulation. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) prescription label, women who take Clomid absorb it easily, and that 30 percent of those who participated in clinical trials became pregnant. The FDA warns that patients who are taking the medication should be monitored carefully, and that side effects could extend to the fetus as well as the mother.
Clomid Side Effects and Risks
Clomid has been on the market for decades, so researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have been able to conduct a longitudinal study observing the rate of birth defects that have occurred after the administration of the drug. These have been compared to the rates in the general population to determine if the medication may be creating a high risk of health issues. Results indicated that mothers taking Clomid were more likely to have a child with defects in the heart, brain or internal organs, or other problems than women who did not take the drug.
After reviewing evidence, the FDA determined that the manufacturer of Clomid, Sanofi, should include new warnings on the label that indicated the higher risks. The added information includes the possibility of the particular congenital abnormalities that have been noted by research, and the company was ordered to display the warnings more prominently so that physicians would not be able to miss them when considering whether to recommend the drug to a patient.
Missouri Clomid Lawsuit Claims
Because they were not warned of the possibility of birth defects, some women in Missouri and elsewhere in the United States may decide to file a lawsuit against the drug makers for failing to provide the information. One lawsuit claims the developers of the drug discovered the increased risk of fetal abnormalities before they put it on the market in the 1970s, but purposefully kept the findings from the public.
How a Missouri Clomid Lawsuit Can Help
Drug makers have a duty to provide safe products. If there are risks of harm associated with their products, they also must provide adequate warnings. If a drug maker fails to fulfill this duty, it could be held liable in lawsuits for injuries that may result.
People injured by bad drugs may be eligible to recover money for:
- Medical Expenses
- Lost Wages
- Pain and Suffering
The families of those who have died may be eligible to recover money for funeral expenses and the pain that comes with losing a loved one.
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