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Serophene Lawsuit

Serophene Lawsuit

The fertility drug Serophene is “Pregnancy Category X” and has been linked to a wide range of birth defects, including spina bifida, heart defects, and more.

What You Can Do & How a Lawsuit Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Serophene induced birth defect cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know had a baby with a birth defect, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Defective Drug Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

What is Serophene?

Serophene is a medication that helps women get pregnant. It works by stimulating the pituitary gland to release a hormone that causes ovulation, which is when the ovaries release an egg.

What is the problem?

Serophene (also known as clomiphene) contains the same active ingredient as Clomid. Several major studies have linked clomiphene with a significant increased risk of birth defects, birth anomalies, multiples, and more.

Major birth defects occur in the first trimester, when most women are not aware pregnancy has occurred. Pregnant women who do not realize Serophene is toxic to a fetus may fail to take necessary precautions.

Serophene Prescribing Information

The Prescribing Information for Serophene warns that it is a Pregnancy Category X drug — meaning it should never be used during pregnancy because it is toxic to a developing baby and can cause birth defects.

In clinical studies, about 20% of women on Serophene had a spontaneous abortion (miscarriage). About 5-10% had multiples (twins) and less than 1% had triplets.

Clinical trials also linked Serophene with a wide range of birth defects at a rate of less than 1%. In order of decreasing frequency, these birth defects included:

  • Congenital heart lesions, Down syndrome, club foot, congenital gut lesions, hypospadias, microcephaly, harelip and cleft palate, congenital hip, hemangioma, undescended testicles, polydactyly, conjoined twins and teratomatous malformation, patent ductus arteriosus, amaurosis, arteriovenous fistula, inguinal hernia, umbilical hernia, syndactyly, pectus excavatum, myopathy, dermoid cyst of scalp, omphalocele, spina bifida occulta, ichthyosis, and persistent lingual frenulum.

CDC Warning for Clomid / Serophene Birth Defects

More evidence linking Serophene and birth defects was published by Human Reproduction in November 2010, based on data from the National Birth Defects Prevention Study (1997-2005).

According to a warning from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Clomid was associated with the following birth defects:

  • Anencephaly: Neural tube defect in which the brain and most of the skull does not develop
  • Heart defects: Two types of “hole in the heart” defects (septal and muscular ventricular septal defects) and coarctation of the aorta
  • Esophageal atresia: Closure of the esophagus (tube that carries food from the mouth to stomach)
  • Craniosynostosis: Premature fusion of soft bony plates in the skull resulting in an abnormally-shaped head
  • Omphalocele: Abdominal hernia allows the intestines to protrude outside the body
  • Dandy-Walker malformation: Brain defect that often causes severe intellectual disability
  • Cloacal exstrophy: Multiple defects involving the genitals, urinary tract, and gastrointestinal system

Serophene Birth Defect Lawsuit

Our attorneys are investigating potential lawsuits involving birth defects caused by Serophene. If you decide to file a lawsuit, we may be able to help you recover compensation for your child’s pain and suffering, medical bills, and future treatment.

You may also be entitled to compensation for your lose income if you had to take time off work to care for your child. Lawsuits must be filed within a time-limit called the “statute of limitations,” which varies by state.

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is nationally recognized as a class action law firm. However, our attorneys are filing individual lawsuits instead of a Serophene class action. We are currently accepting cases involving many types of birth defects, including but not limited to:

  • Neural tube (spina bifida)
  • Heart defects
  • Skull defects
  • Abdominal or gastrointestinal defects (omphalocele)
  • Hypospadia
  • Cleft lip/palate
  • Limb defects
  • And more

Do I have a Serophene Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Serophene induced birth defect cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know had a baby with a birth defect, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Defective Drug Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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