Clomid® Birth Defect Link
Clomid®—or clomiphene citrate—is a prescription medication designed to induce ovulation and possible pregnancy in women who suffer from anovulation, a condition that impairs their ability to ovulate. As a selective estrogen receptor modulator, Clomid increases production of a hormone called gonadotropin by interacting with the hypothalamus in the brain.
Because of its effects on a mother’s hormones, scientific studies have shown that Clomid may be associated with birth defects in the unborn children of women who took the drug to get pregnant. If you took Clomid and your child suffered birth defects, get the legal help you need right now. Call the Clomid injury lawyers at Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough at (800) 210-8503 or fill out a free initial consultation form today.
Types of Clomid® Birth Defects
Women who take Clomid may be at risk for having their unborn children develop serious birth defects, such as:
Neural tube defects in developing fetuses may cause the top of the skull to fail to close together, which may result in the absence of portions of the skull, scalp, and brain. Babies born with this condition have a low survival rate.
- Esophageal Atresia
This condition occurs when the esophagus closes without connecting to the stomach during fetal development. Infants born with esophageal atresia may need immediate surgical repair of the esophagus and may suffer lifelong complications.
A birth defect called omphalocele in the abdominal wall may cause the internal organs of a fetus to grow outside the body. This condition is associated with a high risk of infant death and heart problems.
These conditions can cause your child to suffer from serious lifelong health problems that may require expensive medical treatments. Let the Clomid birth defects lawyers at Ferrer, Poirot &Wansbrough help you get the compensation you deserve. We’ll hold the drug manufacturer responsible for your child’s injuries. Contact us now.
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