Clomid is a commonly used fertility drug, yet in 1975 evidence was presented to the FDA that Clomid use by hopeful mothers could result in birth defects to infants. Clomid is used to induce ovulation in women yet the product labeling, to this point, does not warn of increased risks of birth defects. If you know an infant suffering from birth defects after the mother used Clomid, the lawyers at Rheingold, Valet, Rheingold, McCartney & Giuffra LLP are here to help you explore your legal options.
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Clomid causing Birth Defects
At Rheingold, Valet, Rheingold, McCartney & Giuffra LLP, we have been helping people from New York and across the nation with their most critical legal problems for over 30 years. We are handling a wide range of drug liability claims, including those involving the prescription drugs which are implicated with birth defects.
On November 26, 2010, the journal, "Human Reproduction," published the results of a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that found a significant increased risk with certain types of birth defects following use of the popular fertility drug. The implicated abnormalities included:
- anencephaly (open cranium with absence of a brain)
- esophageal atresia (closed esophagus)
- omphalocele (protrusion of part of the intestine through the abdominal wall)
- craniosynostosis (premature fusion of the skull bones)
- heart defects
- defect of the brain (Dandy Walker malformation)
- cloacal exstrophy (involves multiple abnormalities of the gastrointestinal and genitourinary tracts)
Autism has also been suspected, although there has not been a peer-reviewed medical study done. A 2010 Harvard study was the first to look specifically at Clomid-type drugs and autism. It was a large study involving data from 3,985 women, with 111 reported having a child with autism, or 2.7%. In comparison, the chances of being born with autism for the general public is 1 out of 1000, or 0.01%. This study was based on questionnaires as opposed to rigorous scientific testing.
Our attorneys will work with you personally to determine the extent of the monetary damage this drug has caused you, and what legal remedies are at your disposal. Our goal is to help you obtain monetary compensation for the financial hardships you face.
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