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Category: Birth Defects

Provigil/Nuvigil

October 16, 2019

Women who take the narcolepsy drugs Provigil or Nuvigil while pregnant may increase their risk of giving birth to a baby with serious birth defects, such as cleft lip, cleft palate, hypospadias, microcephaly or congenital heart malformations.

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Zofran Heart Birth Defect Claim

July 24, 2015

Zofran Lawsuit Filed Over Baby’s Tetralogy of Fallot Birth Defect

A new Zofran injury lawsuit has been brought against GlaxoSmithKline, alleging that side effects of Zofran, the company’s blockbuster anti-nausea medication, caused a baby boy to be born with a serious congenital birth defect called Tetralogy of Fallot. If you…

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Zofran Wrongful Death Suit

June 21, 2015

Newborn’s Death Blamed on Zofran Heart Defects in Product Liability Lawsuit

A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed against GlaxoSmithKline by the family of a newborn baby girl who died of heart birth defects allegedly caused by her exposure to the anti-nausea drug Zofran during pregnancy. The Zofran birth…

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Zoloft Birth Defect Lawsuit

June 11, 2015

Internal Memos Suggest Pfizer Knew About Birth Defect Risk from Zoloft

According to new documents presented at trial this week, Zoloft maker, Pfizer, may have known for years about the potential for the popular antidepressant drug to cause birth defects in babies exposed to the medication in utero. A Philadelphia…

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Depakote Birth Defect Verdict

June 2, 2015

Punitive Damages Added to Depakote Birth Defect Verdict Brings Total Award to $38 Million

A Missouri jury has ordered Depakote maker Abbott Laboratories and its AbbVie subsidiary to pay an additional $23 million in punitive damages to the family of a girl born with birth defects after being exposed to…

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Birth Defects

April 17, 2015

Prescription Drug Use While Pregnant, Hospital Mistakes, Doctor and Ob/Gyn Mistakes May All Cause Serious Birth Defects That May Require Lifetime Care

Birth Defect LawsuitsAlthough serious medical mistakes are reportedly rare, with the sheer…

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Pregnancy Risks of Weight Loss Surgery

March 2, 2015

Bariatric Surgery Linked to Serious Pregnancy Risks in New Study

Women who undergo weight loss surgery prior to becoming pregnant may put their unborn baby at risk for stillbirth or neonatal death.

According to the findings of a new study, bariatric weight loss surgery may put women at risk for serious…

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