Birth Defects in Teenagers
Pharmaceuticals Can Cause Birth Defects
Coping with a life-altering birth defect can be a difficult thing for anyone to handle, but it can be especially troubling for a teenager. Many are left wondering what did I do to deserve this? Coupled with the stresses of being a young adult in this day and age, a birth defect can be completely overwhelming.
Although the exact causes of many birth defects are difficult to pinpoint, many studies have found links between birth defects and certain medications and chemicals.
Common Birth Defects
- Cleft Palate
- Fusion of fingers, toes or limbs
- Congenital Heart Defects (heart abnormalities)
- Septal Heart Defects (hole in the heart)
- Fetal death/stillborn
- Down Syndrome
- Brain and Skull Deformities
- Spina Bifida
- Hypoplastic Heart Syndrome
- Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension (PPHN)
Recent studies have shown that an overwhelming number of prescription medications can lead to birth defects if taken by a mother during her pregnancy.
Here are a list of medications that studies have shown to be linked to birth defects in babies.
Medications Linked To Birth Defects
Certain conditions require very little additional expense, while others may require expensive medical equipment, extended hospitalization or repeated surgeries, or regular medication.
How The Carlson Law Firm Can Help You
If you are a teenager who suffered a birth defect, you may be eligible to compensation for your suffering. It is in your best interest to contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. The Carlson Law Firm is equipped with a skilled defective drug department that can help you fight for what you deserve. Contact us today for a free consultation. We care, we can help.