WAS YOUR CHILD BORN WITH AN ABDOMINAL WALL DEFECT?
When your baby was born with an Omphalocele (abdominal wall birth defect), it was a traumatic and difficult event. Even more upsetting is the knowledge that the manufacturers of anti-depressants that may cause Omphaloceles did not warn you about the risks of taking these drugs while pregnant. Research has linked the use of certain anti-depressants just before or during pregnancy to Omphalocele birth defects and other serious injuries, according to the New England Journal of Medicine. Although Zoloft, Prozac, Paxil and other common antidepressant medications have general warnings, their manufacturers are not required to explain how dangerous the side effects may be.
Although it is too late to prevent the damage caused to your baby, you can seek compensation from the pharmaceutical company that is responsible for this preventable injury. This compensation will help offset the financial burden of treatment for the defect, as well as provide damages for your family's pain and suffering. It could also protect other babies from the same defect by sending a clear message to the pharmaceutical companies that their behavior is unacceptable and by forcing them to change their warning labels. Although money will not reverse what happened to you and your baby, your claim could keep other parents from having to go through the pain of their child's Omphalocele.
Why are Drug Companies Responsible?
If your child was born with Omphalocele as a result of an anti-depressant drug you took while pregnant, it is not your fault. Pharmaceutical companies have a responsibility to continuously monitor drugs to make sure they are safe for consumers, especially if exposure to the drug can harm unborn babies. If the company is aware of the adverse side affects, it is their duty to warn the FDA, physicians and the public.
Protecting Your Rights
Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough are national leaders in pharmaceutical injury litigation. For more than 25 years, we have been dedicated to protecting the rights of innocent people who were injured by irresponsible drug companies. At Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough, we strive to bring justice to victims of pharmaceutical company negligence by obtaining maximum compensation. Damages our clients have collected include medical bills, cost of future medical expenses, other financial losses, and pain and suffering. We understand how devastating a birth defect can be for an entire family, and we will do everything possible to get retribution for those harmed by negligent pharmaceutical giants.
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