Costly Effects of Clomid’s Birth Defects
It is rare for a child to outgrow a birth defect. These conditions range from heart disease, spina bifida to Down syndrome. It is emotionally hard to deal with defects as long with a financial burden. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), birth defects cost the US over $2.6 billion each year.
Approved by the FDA in 1967, Clomid, manufactured by Sanofi-Avantis, is a fertility drug to stimulate egg production in women. Similar to the natural hormone estrogen, Clomid induces ovulation, causing a woman’s ovaries to release an egg. It belongs to a class of drugs known as ovulatory stimulants and is usually taken in cycles of 5 days. Distributors sell clomiphene citrate under the brand name Serophene. Researchers have linked Clomid to birth defects.
Financial Costs of Clomid’s Birth Defects
Every situation is different, and no two birth defects are the same. However, the financial costs are still staggering. One study by the CDC revealed that overall hospital costs for individuals suffering from a congenital heart defect is about $1.4 billion in a single year. In fact, a child with Down Syndrome can acquire medical costs 12 to 13 times higher than a child without Down Syndrome. If the child suffers from other conditions in addition to the Down Syndrome, these costs can become even higher.
There are also additional services for a child with birth defects. These include:
- Braces or splints
- Physical therapy
- Speech therapy
- Diagnostic tests
- Hearing aids
- Developmental assistance
- Additional medical care
The average cost of hospital care for a person with a birth defect over 65 was more than $13,000.
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If your baby was born with one or more congenital defects that may have been caused by exposure to Clomid before birth, your family deserves financial compensation. No amount of money can 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. This includes serious birth defects. Your suit may also even prevent other families from suffering as yours has. This will force the pharmaceutical company to change their drug’s label to warn parents of the potential risks.
The Michael Brady Lynch Firm is dedicated to obtaining justice on behalf of the babies and their parents. Principal lawyer Michael Brady Lynch was born with a congenital heart defect that required extensive surgery to correct. He knows how it feels to bear the burden of a lifelong scar. Also, how to live with the painful memories. He is passionate about helping infants and families who have dealt with similar circumstances.
The experienced trial attorneys of The Michael Brady Lynch Firm skillfully and tenaciously fight for the maximum compensation. We will also provide full support to your family every step of the way. Our firm has access to the medical experts and resources necessary to build a powerful claim on each client’s behalf. As true consumer advocates, we are determined to make a difference in the lives of our clients and for the safety of our community.