Intestinal atresia is a defect in the formation of a baby’s intestines. It is usually characterized by a narrowing or absence of a portion of the intestine and can occur in either the small or large intestine.
Clomid: Babies whose mothers took the fertility drug Clomid during pregnancy are 40 percent more likely to develop intestinal atresia than unexposed babies, according to an ongoing study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
If the affected area of the intestine is small, it can usually be removed, and a surgeon can reattach the remaining healthy intestine. If the narrowed area is larger or the area is damaged, a temporary stoma may be placed. This means an opening will be made into the abdomen, through which the intestine can empty waste products. Unfortunately, some babies develop short bowel syndrome after the surgical procedure and must be fed through IV tubes for an extended time.
Your Baby’s Rights
If your baby was born with intestinal atresia that may have been caused by exposure to Clomid before birth, your family deserves financial compensation. Although no amount of money will change what happened to your baby, compensation will help offset the current and future medical costs, as well as provide for the pain and suffering you and your baby have experienced. Filing a claim will also teach the manufacturers of unsafe medications that it is unacceptable to not warn parents of the risks associated with these drugs, including serious birth defects. Your suit may even prevent other families from suffering as yours has, by forcing the pharmaceutical company to change their drug’s label to warn parents of the potential risks.
You may be eligible for compensation to ease the financial burdens associated with your baby’s injury. Contact us today to set up a free consultation, during which we will listen to your story, answer any questions you may have and discuss your legal rights and options. If you choose us to represent you, we will work with you on a contingency fee basis; this means you pay nothing until we have secured compensation for you, either through a jury verdict or settlement.