This is Michael Brady Lynch, lead trial attorney for The Michael Brady Lynch Firm.
With all the Internet chatter on the association with birth defects and SSRIs such as Lexapro, Zoloft, Effexor, Prozac, Celexa, Paxil and anti-seizure medications such as Depakote and Topamax, one drug has been seemingly passing under the radar – Clomid. This is unfortunate because of the evidence that Clomid use can cause serious, life-threatening birth defects are very, very strong.
A little background on Clomid: Clomid is a fertility drug used to stimulate the release of hormones needed for a woman’s ovulation to occur. Manufactured by Sanofi-Aventis, Clomid was approved by the FDA in 1967 for the treatment of major depression. Studies have linked Clomid to many serious and life-threatening congenital defects, anencephaly, spina bifida and atrial septal defect, among others.
The attorneys at The Michael Brady Lynch Firm have been investigating the association between Clomid and birth defects for some time. Along with SSRI and anti-seizure medication birth defect cases, it forms a cornerstone of our practice. My firm is handling Clomid cases on referral from numerous firms throughout the country.
The scientific support that use of Clomid can cause birth defects comes to some very reliable sources.The Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Birth Defects Study has linked the use of Clomid two months before to one month after conception to many serious birth defects, including anecephaly, spina bifida and atrial spetal defect, among others. Research conducted by Wu et al. at the University of California, San Francisco found that maternal use of Clomid within 60 days before or 15 days after conception may increase the likelihood of a baby developing spina bifida by nearly 12 times.
If you or someone you know was taking Clomid prior to or during pregnancy and given birth to a child with a birth defect, please contact me directly for a free, no-obligation evaluation of your Clomid birth defect 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.