A Virginia Clomid lawsuit or Serophene lawsuit may be an option for women who took the fertility drug and had a child with birth defects. Medical advances over the past few decades have resulted in the development of options for women who have difficulty getting pregnant. Drug manufacturers are required to perform rigorous testing and provide educational material about the possible side effects of these treatments. However, long-range studies are now indicating that a common fertility drug may be related to higher than average incidence of birth defects. Affected families may be eligible to seek compensation for damages with the help of a Virginia Clomid attorney.
For more information, contact Attorney Group for Virginia 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 Virginia Clomid lawsuit attorney who can assist you throughout the legal process.
What Is Clomid?
According to the Mayo Clinic, Clomid has the ability to help reverse the effects of irregular ovulation patterns in adult females. It also has the ability to treat male infertility and hypothalamic issues. Its ability to increase sperm production and reverse the effects of irregular ovulation has made Clomid one of the most popular fertility treatments on the market.
Clomid is also capable of altering hormone production in both sexes. When females ingest the drug, it stimulates healthy ovulation, and the hormonal changes prepare to nurture a child. In males, the hormone changes are capable of combating pituitary issues that lead to the malformation of male sexual organs. Clomid continues to be prescribed by physicians around the world to patients suffering from infertility and hormonal disorders.
Clomid and Birth Defects
Between 1997 and 2005, the Center for Disease Control conducted the National Birth Defects Prevention Study. During the study, the birth defects listed below were found to be higher among children whose mothers had been prescribed Clomid prior to pregnancy. Women who conceived with the aid of IVF (in-vitro fertilization) and other advanced reproductive technologies were excluded from the study.
- Muscular ventricular septal defect
- Esophageal atresia
- Coarctation of the aorta
- Septal heart defects
The primary purpose of the study was to examine the health of infants who were conceived with the assistance of Clomid and its equivalents. These were not the only side effects observed in the infants, but they were the most common. The study also noted that many of these birth defects had not been previously observed in other studies. Many of these side effects have the potential to be lethal or greatly decrease the quality of life in afflicted individuals.
Other Potential Birth Defects
The side effects listed above impact major organs of the body during the child’s formative years, but these were not the only side effects present. Over time, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) began to note a trend of less lethal side effects amongst infants born to Clomid users. These conditions include.
- Visual impairment
- Facial malformations
- Abnormal bone development
- Kidney problems
There were also small incidences of chromosomal and hormonal disorders.
In October 2012, the FDA required the makers of Clomid to update their warning labels. These updates are intended to provide users of the drug with a comprehensive overview of potential side effects.
Clomid Lawsuits Filed
There have been several lawsuits filed against the makers of Clomid. Virtually all of these claims relate to birth defects. In 2016, a Utah couple alleged that their son’s facial deformities were caused by his mother taking Clomid during pregnancy. The plaintiffs alleged that the maker of Clomid, Adventis Pharmaceuticals, failed to adequately label the drug.
How a Virginia 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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