3 Types of Birth Defects Linked to Clomid

by Staff Blogger | June 20th, 2017

Clomid, a selective estrogen receptor modulator, is prescribed to help women who suffer from anovulation, a condition that impairs their ability to ovulate. It does so by promoting the increase of hormone production by interacting with the the hypothalamus in the brain. Although proven to increase the chances of getting pregnant, Clomid has been linked to an increased risk of birth defects.

Three types of birth defects that have been linked to Clomid include:

  • Anencephaly
    The top of the skull fails to close together, resulting in the absence of portions of the skull, scalp, and brain. Children born with this condition have a low survival rate.
  • Esophageal Atresia
    The esophagus closes without connecting to the stomach during fetal development, possibly requiring immediate surgical repair of the esophagus.
  • Omphalocele
    The internal organs of a fetus grow outside the body, carrying a high risk of infant death and heart problems.

If your child was born with any of the above birth defects after you were prescribed Clomid, call our drug injury lawyers immediately for a free consultation. The drug manufacturer may be liable for damages, but your window for bringing a lawsuit could be small. Contact us today.