Recent studies have shown higher rates of many major birth defects in babies of women who used Serophene, a popular fertility drug, during or just before pregnancy.
Need a Texas Serophene 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 in Texas.
Serophene and Birth Defects
Serophene is a fertility drug that contains clomiphene (Clomid). It helps women get pregnant, but it is also extremely dangerous to a fetus once pregnancy occurs. The FDA classifies Serophene as “Pregnancy Category X.”
The problem is that Serophene remains active in a woman’s body for at least a month. When pregnancy occurs, it can significantly increase the risk of birth defects — especially if a woman continues taking Serophene because she is not aware that pregnancy has occurred.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) warned about the risk of birth defects from clomiphene in 2010, after a study found significantly higher rates of nine birth defects affecting the heart, brain, skull, abdomen, esophagus, and more.
Serophene birth defects may include:
- Neural tube defects: Spina bifida, anencephaly — occur when the neural tube does not close, exposing the spinal cord to damage from amniotic fluid in the womb
- Heart defects: “Hole in the heart” and aortic defects
- Skull defects: Craniosynostosis, a defect in which soft parts of the skull harden prematurely, leaving too little space for the brain to grow and causing an abnormally-shaped head
- Abdominal or gastrointestinal defects: Omphalocele, a defect in which the baby is born with intestines and abdominal organs protruding outside the body
- Hypospadia: Urethral defect
- Cleft lip/palate: Gap in the upper lip and/or roof of the mouth (hard or soft palate)
- Limb defects: Clubfoot, defect involving sharply inward-turning feet bent at the ankles
- And more
What is the problem?
The Clark Firm, LLP is nationally recognized as a class action law firm in Texas. However, our attorneys are not pursuing a Serophene class action at this time. Instead, we are filing individual lawsuits and only accepting cases involving serious birth defects.
About Class Actions
The typical class action is filed by a “representative” on behalf of a much larger group of plaintiffs. Everyone joins together, collectively seeks compensation, and divides any payout equally.
Why Our Law Firm is Filing Individual Lawsuits as Opposed to a Class Action
Class actions can have disadvantages for individual plaintiffs with the most serious injuries. They might have to accept a “low-ball” settlement or watch their attorneys take a huge cut of the payout.
Instead of a class action, we provide personal legal representation and focus our efforts on filing individual lawsuits. We specialize in helping individuals hold major pharmaceutical companies accountable for selling dangerous medications or failing to warn about side effects.
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