Clomid Birth Defect Lawyer
Clomid is a popular fertility drug that has been linked to a number of alarming and life-threatening birth defects when taken immediately before or during pregnancy. Our Clomid birth defect lawyers are helping families who have children born with birth defects after the mother took Clomid.
If you took Clomid before or during pregnancy and gave birth to a child with a serious birth defect, you may be entitled to substantial compensation in a Clomid birth defect dangerous drug lawsuit. Our law firm has the resources and experience you need to build a strong case. Contact us today for a free legal consultation.
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Clomid Birth Defects
In a recent Center for Disease Control (CDC) study published online in the journal Human Reproduction, a significant correlation was found between the fertility drug Clomid and at least nine types of potentially fatal birth defects. The study focused on women who took Clomid in the two months prior to pregnancy and during the first trimester of pregnancy. Clomid birth defects mentioned in the CDC study include:
- Anencephaly (open cranium with the absence of a brain)
- Cloacal extrophy (involves multiple abnormalities of the gastrointestinal and genitourinary tracts)
- Craniosynostosis (premature fusion of the skull bones)
- Dandy Walker malformation (defect of the brain)
- Esophageal atresia (closed esophagus)
- Omphalocele (protrusion of part of the intestine through the abdominal wall)
- Three different types of heart defects
In 2003, a study conducted by Reefhuis, et al found that women who took Clomid during pregnancy had a 10 times higher risk of having a child born with spina bifida, a neural tube birth defect where the backbone and spinal column do not completely close before birth.
A study by the Harvard School of Public Health in 2010 found that Clomid and other fertility medications taken during pregnancy nearly doubled the risk for autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). Hypospadias (irregularly placed or missing urethra) were found to be 508% more common in boys born to mothers who took Clomid while expecting in a 2006 study by Wu, et al.
One study conducted on 2,339 women who took Clomid prior to or during pregnancy found that in nearly 2.5 % of cases, these women’s babies suffered from reproductive complications, stillbirth, spontaneous abortion, and the following birth defects:
- Down’s Syndrome
- Club foot
- Cleft lip and/or cleft palate
- Undescended testes in males
The percentages of these birth defects may seem low, but these birth defects were entirely preventable and many of them could be fatal. Our Clomid birth defect lawyers are aware of the tragic irony that, in most of these cases, women took Clomid in order to become pregnant and finally gave birth, only to learn that Clomid caused their baby’s congenital birth defect.
How Clomid Works
Clomid, also sold under the brand name Serophene, was first approved by the FDA for use as a fertility drug in 1967, and is currently the most prescribed fertility drug in the United States. Clomid is similar to estrogen and belongs to the class of medications known as ovulatory stimulants, and it is used to induce egg production (ovulation) in women who do not produce eggs but wish to become pregnant.
Clomid is also extensively prescribed as an “off-label” medication to treat secondary hypogonadism. This means that it is neither tested nor approved by the FDA for this purpose. Clomid is a more desirable option for some men who need testosterone replacement therapy, as it is less expensive and more convenient than testosterone gels or injections. Clomid also does not shrink the testicles, so it can increase male fertility.
Contact a Clomid Birth Defect Lawyer
On the heels of numerous scientific studies that link Clomid to serious birth defects, a number of families have opted to investigate Clomid birth defect lawsuits in pursuit of compensation for such damages as:
- Medical bills
- Prescription costs
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
Compensation from a Clomid birth defect lawsuit can’t restore the health of your child, but it can afford you the means to give your child the very best treatment available. If you believe your child’s birth defect may be linked to Clomid taken before or during pregnancy, our dangerous drug lawyers may be able to help you and your family recover the full compensation to which you are entitled. Contact a Clomid birth defect lawyer today to learn more about your rights in a free legal consultation.