Diflucan is an antibiotic medication that’s used to treat and/or prevent certain types of fungal infections, such as yeast infections and fungal meningitis. In recent years, the medication has come under increased scrutiny for potential links to serious and severe birth defects. The FDA warned in 2011 that pregnant women who took or were given Diflucan while pregnant may have an increased risk of their children developing birth defects.
Types of birth defects that may be caused by prolonged use of Diflucan include:
- Brachycephaly—a condition that causes premature fusion of bones at the top of the skull, leading to an increased risk of sudden infant death syndrome.
- Arthrogryposis—a condition that results in physical deformities due to shortened joints in the hands, wrists, elbows, shoulders, and knees.
If you were given Diflucan during pregnancy and your child suffered birth injuries, you may be entitled to significant compensation from the manufacturer. Call our experienced drug injury attorneys today for a free evaluation of your claim. Your child and your family deserve justice for what you’ve gone through. Our attorneys will fight on your family’s behalf to hold the manufacturer accountable. Contact us today.