Was Your Child's Birth Defect Caused By Medication?

No parent ever wants a child to suffer with birth defects, but when this issue is something that could have been avoided, it only adds to the heartache. There are a number of medications - both prescription and over-the-counter - that are known for increasing the risk of birth defects. But many pregnant women don't know which drugs these are, and doctors fail to tell them about the inherent dangers, leaving their children susceptible to birth defects.

If you have a child with drug-related birth defects, talk with an experienced lawyer who can help you. At the Law Office of Jean Sutton Martin, we represent clients and their families throughout the area of Wilmington, North Carolina, in cases involving birth defects caused by dangerous medication.

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Some drugs that involve increased risk of birth defects include:

  • Antidepressants - For years now, antidepressant side effects have been known to include an increased risk of birth defects for pregnant mothers and even for those who become pregnant shortly after taking antidepressants.
  • Birth control medications - Although some claim that the risk is very low, there is some increased risk for birth defects for the child of someone who gets pregnant while using birth control or shortly after ingesting birth control medication.
  • Weight loss medications - Pregnant women should not use weight loss medications, as they are known to increase the risk of birth defects.

The FDA classifies medications based on their likelihood of resulting in birth defects. Each drug is graded with a letter designation to determine its place on the gradient (for example, category X is the most likely to result in birth defects, and category C is less risky). While it is important for consumers to know the dangers of the medications they are taking, more doctors should take the initiative to inform their patients about the inherent dangers of the medications they are prescribing. Too many doctors fail to educate their patients and tell them not to take certain medications if they are pregnant or will potentially get pregnant while taking the drugs.

Talk with our legal team if you have a child with any birth defects. If this was caused by dangerous medications, attorney Martin and our team can help you through the legal process of obtaining the compensation you deserve.

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Schedule a consultation with an experienced lawyer to discuss your case by calling 800-678-6612 or sending us an email today. We offer free consultations, and we work on contingency, so there will be no upfront fees for you.