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Medications prescribed to pregnant women can have a devastating impact on the health of the mother and child. Prescription medications can lead to birth defects and birth injuries. If your child was born with an injury and you believe it involved a medication you were prescribed, we can investigate the situation for your family at no cost to you.
Our birth injury lawyers offer free consultations to parents where a medication error or injury in the mother or child is suspected. In some cases, the doctor or hospital may have committed medical malpractice by failing to warn women of the risks or prescribing an improper dosage. In other situations, a pharmaceutical company may have manufactured a dangerous drug or failed to warn healthcare professionals and the public about the risks to pregnant women and children.
Serious birth injuries or birth defects can occur when certain medications or wrong dosages are prescribed to pregnant women. This is not the fault of the mother. The pharmaceutical companies push their drugs to the public and the healthcare industry without proper research and/or without offering full information about the risks to pregnant women. Prescription medications that are alleged to cause birth injury include: