The dangerous drug attorneys at the Law Offices of Gregory Krasovsky can provide legal advice and representation to individuals and families considering pursuing a Serophene lawsuit. In order for a plaintiff to secure a maximum settlement in litigation of a Serophene claim, regardless of whether in an individual lawsuit or in a class action lawsuit, it is crucial that the law firm representing you have a competent and experienced team of Serophene lawyers to guide you through all of the legal hurdles as well as direct you to sufficient funding (litigation funding or legal finance) to cover pharmaceutical litigation costs. Contact a Serophene attorney today to schedule a free consultation and take your first step to obtaining compensation for losses caused by Serophene side effects.
Serophene—generically known as Clomiphene—is a selective estrogen receptor modulator (SERM). It's approved use is to induce ovulation in females who have difficulty producing their own eggs, but who still want to have children of their own. Serophene is sometimes prescribed off-label to treat male infertility as well. The most serious side effect of this drug is its tendency to cause Serophene birth defects. Serophene is manufactured byEMD Serono Inc., while another Serophene based drug, Clomid, is manufactured by EMD Serono Inc.
Other uses of this drug include treatment of menstrual abnormalities, fibrocystic breasts, and persistent milk production. Serophene has many counterindications and a competent medical professional ought to be consulted about any usage of this drug.
Women who have difficulty becoming pregnant should never have to have their dreams of motherhood dashed by giving birth to children with severe, occasionally life-threatening, birth defects.
Serophene birth defect injuries include the following:
- Heart Defects
- Cleft Lip
- Spectrum Disorder
- Asperger's Syndrome
- Cloacal exstrophy
- Dandy Walker Malformation Syndrome
- Esophageal atresia
- Penoscrotal Hypospadias
- Neoplasms of Offspring
- Abnormal Bone Development
- Neural Tube Defects
- Mental Retardation
- Tissue Malformations
- Genital Malformations
Some of these birth defects, such as Anencephaly, which involves and open cranium with an absence of a brain, can be fatal. We can only imagine how disheartening it would be to have a child with a fatal birth defect, and furthermore, we consider it almost a cruel joke that a medication meant to help bring a child into your life should subsequently take that child away.
Because Serophene has a high propensity to cause birth defects, it has been placed in category X by the Food and Drug Administration, meaning that there is ample evidence that it can cause birth defects. These birth defects are most likely to occur if a woman is unaware of her pregnancy and is still taking Serophene.
Unfortunately, the percentage of birth defects in offspring of women taking Serophene is much too high to tolerate. One study of 2,339 women found that 58 of them who were taking Serophene reported birth defects in their offspring. The risk of some birth defects goes up substantially—sometimes by as much as 170%—after being exposed to Serophene.
Although birth defects are the most common source of Serophene litigation, there are many more clomifene side effects as well. Some of these side effects include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Allergic Reaction
- Erthema Multiforme
- Erythema Nodosum
- Eye Pain
- Macular Edema
- Optic Neuritis
- Temporary Loss of Vision
- Posterior Vitreous Detatchment
- Retinal Hemorrhages
- Hodgkin's Lymphoma
- Lymphotic Leukemia
- Ovarian Cyst
- Uterine Hemorrhages
- Renal Cell Carcinoma
The Serophene adverse effects are by themselves likely to cause serious injury.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured, or have had children with Serophene-related birth defects, as a result of taking Serophene might be eligible for compensation, which a Serophene law firm can help you secure. Contact one of our unsafe drug lawyers today to schedule a free and confidential case consultation.