What You Can Do
Craniosynostosis, the condition in which one or more of the sutures of a baby's head close too early, requires surgery to repair. Sutures are connections between each skull bone, and when they close prematurely, the infant's head can become abnormally shaped. In serious cases, early closing of the sutures does not allow the brain enough space within the skull, which causes intracranial pressure on the brain that may lead to mental or visual problems. The diagnosis and surgery, which should be performed within a year of birth, can be very traumatic for parents.
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 offset the cost of treatment, as well as provide damages for your family's pain and suffering.
Additionally, your claim could protect other babies from suffering from Craniosynostosis by showing the drug companies that manufacturing a dangerous drug and not warning mothers about the risks is unacceptable. Your message could force them to change their warning labels, preventing other parents from going through the pain you have experienced.
Contact the law firm Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough today for a free consultation regarding your case. One of our expert attorneys will listen to your story and discuss your legal rights to help you choose the best course for your claim.
Drug Companies' Negligence
If your child was born with a cranial skull defect that was caused by an anti-depressant you took while you were 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. Without this warning, you and other mothers who took anti-depressants during pregnancy may have had no idea that the side effects could include birth defects such as Craniosynostosis.
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 ensure that victims of pharmaceutical company negligence receive justice by collecting the compensation our clients deserve. 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.