Could Medication During Pregnancy Cause Birth Defects?

Many women in Rhode Island use prescription or over-the-counter (OTC) medication during pregnancy. Medical experts often advise pregnant women against using any form of prescription or OTC medication unless it is necessary for the health of the mother or child. These medications have the potential to cause harmful birth defects.

If your child has suffered birth defects due to a form of medication, we understand that you may now face a variety of emotional and financial challenges. The lawyers of D'Alessandro & Wright, LLC, can assist you in taking legal action against those responsible.

Common Drugs Cited For Damage To An Unborn Child

At our law firm, we understand the pain and difficulty that parents experience when they realize their child is suffering from birth defects. We are committed to obtaining justice for these parents by enforcing liability on the individuals or companies responsible.

A lawyer at our firm can assist you if your case involves a risky medication such as:

  • Tetracycline
  • Metronidazole
  • Trimethoprim
  • Ciprofloxacin
  • Nitrofurantoin
  • Streptomycin

If another person's negligence was responsible for the harm your child suffered before birth, you can choose to fight back. Your child may require special education or therapy for years to come. D'Alessandro & Wright, LLC, in Providence and Warwick is prepared to represent you today.

What To Expect In Your Birth Defect Case

When working on your claim with us, our goal will be to secure compensation on your behalf. Your settlement or verdict award should fully address the expenses related to your child's birth defects, as well as your family's pain and suffering.

To reach the most favorable outcome, we will work relentlessly to prove a cause-and-effect relationship between the medication and the birth abnormality in question. This process can establish liability for creating, prescribing or selling a dangerous product.

Prescription or OTC drugs can cause birth defects by:

  • Directly damaging the fetus, leading to abnormal development
  • Triggering uterine contractions that injure the fetus or cause premature birth
  • Compromising placental function by constricting blood vessels and cutting off the oxygen supply to the fetus

Birth defects can also develop from exposure to toxic chemicals or substances. In such cases, you may be able to secure compensation from the manufacturers of these chemicals or the individuals or businesses that use them.

Discuss Your Case With A Passionate Lawyer

Our dedicated attorneys are available to help you understand your legal options for your birth defect case. Complete our convenient online form or call 401-308-3596 to receive a free initial consultation. You can be confident in our ability to fiercely advocate for your claim in negotiation or litigation.