Opiates Linked to Birth Defects

This is Michael Brady Lynch, lead trial attorney at The Michael Brady Lynch Firm.

The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention recently published the results of a large study and found users of opiate drugs during pregnancy have an increased risk for birth defects including spina bifida, heart problems and a condition in which the intestines protrude from the body. Although the numbers are not large, with only two-point-six percent of mothers of birth-defective babies reporting the use of opiates during pregnancy, the study findings are a troubling addition to the already widespread increase in birth defects associated with prescription medications. If you or someone you know has taken an opiate drug during pregnancy and given birth to a child with a birth defect, please contact me directly for a free, no-obligation evaluation of your claim.


About the Firm: The Michael Brady Lynch Firm is a trial firm with a focus on pharmaceutical mass tort cases involving SSRI and Anti-Seizure Medication Birth Defects such as Lexapro, Zoloft, Effexor, Prozac, Celexa, Paxil, Depakote and Topamax, as well as Actos Bladder Cancer and Fosamax Femur Fractures, and medical device cases including DePuy Hip and Trans-Vaginal Mesh cases. Contact us today if you or someone you know has experienced side effects involving these products.

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