Lyrica is a popular anti-seizure and anxiety medication that may triple your risk of having a baby with a birth defect, according to a new study.
Need a Texas Lyrica Lawyer? Collen A. Clark is a true advocate for his clients and is passionate about helping Texans that have been injured or wronged. If you or a loved one had a baby with a birth defect, you should contact our lawyers immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit.
Study Links Lyrica and Birth Defects
In May 2016, Neurology published a study linking Lyrica with a tripled increased risk of major birth defects. Out of 164 women who used Lyrica during the first six weeks of pregnancy, 6% had a baby with a birth defect. In comparison, only 2% of 656 women who did not use Lyrica had a baby with a birth defect.
Lyrica Birth Defects
All of the birth defects associated with Lyrica occur in the first few weeks of fetal development, before most women are aware of the pregnancy. These defects include:
- Heart defects
- Central nervous system defects (spina bifida, anencephaly, etc.)
- Structural defects in organs
Lyrica and Pregnancy
Lyrica is a “Pregnancy Class C” drug, which means it is known to cause birth defects in animal studies but the risk in people is unknown. Pfizer has asked pregnant women to enroll in a study of birth defects but they do not recommend against using Lyrica during pregnancy.
What is the problem?
The Clark Firm, LLP is nationally recognized as a class action law firm, but our lawyers are not filing a Lyrica class action. Instead, we are filing individual lawsuits against drug-makers for failing to warn about the risk of birth defects.
About Class Actions
Class actions are a great way for a lot of people to seek compensation for the same legal claim — especially refunds for a defective product. Everyone consolidates their claims, collectively seeks compensation, and shares any payout.
Why Our Law Firm is Filing Individual Lawsuits as Opposed to a Class Action
The problem with class actions is they can have disadvantages for people with very severe injuries — especially babies with birth defects and families facing enormous medical expenses.
Members of a class action may have to accept a “low-ball” settlement or higher attorneys’ fees. It is extremely rare for consumer class actions to go to trial, meaning most individual cases never go before a judge or jury.
Instead of a class action, our lawyers file individual lawsuits. We focus our efforts on helping people with the most serious injuries maximize compensation for their injury, medical expenses, and more. We believe there is no excuse for failing to warn about side effects.
Need a Lyrica Lawyer in Texas?
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Collen’s amazing success in the courtroom and well known dedication to his clients has earned him the recognition of his peers as one of The Top Trial Lawyers in Texas.”
The Clark Firm has assembled a team of trial lawyers with more than 100 years experience, participation in over 600 jury trials and $260 million in verdicts and/or settlements. Please use the form below to contact our Texas Lyrica lawyers for a free lawsuit review.