Defective Drugs Causing Pregnancy Complications
There are many types of pregnancy complications that woman can face. These illnesses and injuries take place before the actual pregnancy, but may also affect the health of the child. When a woman becomes pregnant, her immune system is weaker, making her more susceptible to sickness and injury. Women who take prescription medication should be careful and consult their doctor on the best course of action for medication during their pregnancy. While some medication may be helpful, there are many medications that have shown direct links to birth defects and pregnancy complications. A few examples of pregnancy complications are:
- Ectopic pregnancy- This type of pregnancy complication results when a fertilized egg implants and starts growing in the uterus. It is caused by some birth control methods such as an intrauterine device (IUD). IUDs are objects that get implanted within a woman's uterus that release hormones to prevent pregnancy. These pregnancies need to be treated with extreme care, as they can cause serious injury to mother and baby alike.
- Miscarriage- A miscarriage can happen at any point during a woman's pregnancy. It is typically spontaneous and is a sad end to a pregnancy which is sometimes caused by certain prescription drugs.
- High Blood Pressure- taking some medications may increase your blood pressure, which can cause complications for you and your baby. With high blood pressure, a woman is at higher risk for a premature birth and preeclampsia (which typically causes swelling and sometimes nausea).
Many SSRIs (used to treat depression) can cause birth injuries, so women should always be careful and consult their doctors. Sometimes women aren't fully informed of the possible health risks they run the chance of encountering while taking a prescription drug. Drug and pharmaceutical companies should always be held accountable for the injuries and illnesses that their medications caused patients. If you have suffered pregnancy complications as a result of using a dangerous drug or medical device, then you should seek the help of a drug injury attorney experienced in dealing with pharmaceutical injuries.
An Arnold & Itkin Pharmaceutical Injury Attorney Can Help
Pregnancy complications are serious, and can cause long term injury to you and your baby. If you have suffered pregnancy complications after exposure to a dangerous drug or medical device, then you should seek the help of a
pharmaceutical injury attorney from our firm immediately. At Arnold & Itkin, we're not afraid to go up against big drug manufacturers to fight for our clients. We have a successful track record of getting our injured clients the compensation they deserve. Again, if you were injured by a dangerous drug or medical device, you never know what you're entitled to until you seek legal help.
So contact a pharmaceutical injury lawyer from Arnold & Itkin today!