Your Attorneys for Provigil® and Nuvigil® Birth Defect Cases
Provigil® and Nuvigil® are two of the most commonly prescribed drugs for people suffering from excessive daytime sleepiness, which often stems from sleep apnea, narcolepsy, and other sleep disorders.
Parents should know that there’s a potential link between these drugs and an increased risk of birth defects. If your child suffered birth defects after you took Provigil or Nuvigil, you could be owed compensation for the many costs you’ve experienced as a result.
The drug injury lawyers at Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough have years of experience getting our clients the payment they need after prescription medications cause harm. We’re now accepting inquiries about cases involving birth defects and Provigil and Nuvigil.
Why File a Product Liability Lawsuit?
Birth defects often lead to developmental problems and permanent disabilities in children. The costs of caring for a child with birth defects can be overwhelming for families.
By taking legal action against the manufacturers who sold you the drug responsible for those birth defects, you can secure the finances you’ll need to care for your child now and in the future. Damages you might pursue in a lawsuit include past and future medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering.
If you’re not sure whether you want to move forward with a claim, contact the drug injury lawyers at Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough for a free consultation. We want to hear about what you’ve been through, so we can help you determine your best path to compensation.
Examples of Defects Potentially Related to Provigil and Nuvigil
There are several possible side effects of these drugs that have not fully been disclosed by manufacturers to consumers in the U.S. A few of the birth defects possibly linked to Provigil and Nuvigil include:
- Cleft palates – An opening or split in the roof of a baby’s mouth. Cleft lips are another possible birth defect associated with these medications.
- Microcephaly – Occurs when a baby’s head is disproportionately small compared to the rest of his or her body.
- Hypospadias – Occurs when a newborn’s urethra isn’t located at the tip of the penis.
- Congenital heart defects – Structural problems of the heart, often involving a heart’s walls, valves, or arteries.
- Intrauterine growth restriction – Occurs when a fetus isn’t developing at a normal rate.
- Death – Several birth defects, including those linked to Provigil and Nuvigil, can be fatal for a newborn.
If your child suffered any of these or other defects, be aware that there could be a link between a mother’s Provigil or Nuvigil use and your child’s injuries. Contact Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough to speak to our drug injury attorneys for a no-cost consultation.
Demand Compensation, Accountability, and Justice
Drug injury claims are often about more than just compensation. They are about doing the right thing. As drug injury attorneys, we know that pharmaceutical companies get away with selling dangerous medications, but we also know that when injured people take a stand, it can make a difference.
By filing a lawsuit against the makers of Provigil and Nuvigil, you are demanding accountability. You deserve justice, and though no amount of compensation can heal a child, it can position a family to give that child the care they need.
It might seem intimidating to file a claim against a pharmaceutical company. That’s why we want to help. We know that you have responsibilities to meet, and a child to care for. We do the work and fight on your behalf, so you can give your child the care they deserve.
Contact the Drug Injury Attorneys at Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough Today
Talk to our lawyers at no cost and with no obligation to move forward with a claim. Our team understands how valuable it can be to explore your options and gain some certainty about a potential lawsuit.
Let us hear your story, so we can help you determine your next move. Contact Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough today for a free case review.
Provigil® and Nuvigil® are registered trademarks of Teva Pharmaceuticals USA and are used here only to identify the product in question.
This law firm is not associated with, sponsored by, or affiliated with Teva Pharmaceuticals USA or the Food and Drug Administration.
Do not stop taking a prescription medication without first consulting with your doctor. Discontinuing a prescribed medication without your doctor’s advice can result in injury or death.