Prevacid Birth Defects

Prevacid Birth Defects include Heart Defects

Prevacid, a popular heartburn medicaion, has been linked to serious birth defects. Cardiovascular birth defects include atrial and ventrical septal defects, hypoplastic heart syndrome, pulmonary hypertension and holes in the heart. Club foot, kidney problems, upper and lower limb reduction, asthma, and lung defects may also be caused by this PPI.

Animal studies have shown higher than normal rates of embryonic death due to toxicity in the presence of Prevacid. They also indicated a possibility of fetal reabsorption. A Prevacid lawyer can help you understand if you are entitled to compensation for a Prevacid birth defect.

Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs)

Prevacid, or lansoprazole, is a type of proton pump inhibitor (PPI). PPIs reduce gastric acid production. PPIs like Prevacid may be prescribed for patients with stomach ulcers, intestinal ulcers, or inflammation of the esophagus caused by stomach acid (erosive esophagitis).

PPIs have been shown to cause birth defects. If you used these medications during pregnancy and your child suffered a birth defect, consider contacting a Prevacid lawyer.

Prevacid Side Effects

Prevacid birth defects are not the only adverse effect of this medication. Serious side effects include wrist, hip and spinal fractures in adults. If you took high doses of Prevacid for more than a year and experienced a bone fracture, you should contact a legal professional.

Although the FDA has not begun labeling this product to indicate the risk of birth defects, some studies have shown a link between Prevacid use before or during pregnancy and increased rates of birth defects. Because Prevacid taken by moms can be expressed in breastmilk, nursing mothers should avoid this PPI.

Lawyers for Prevacid Birth Defects

A lawyer specializing in Prevacid birth defect cases can help you determine whether or not you are entitled to compensation. Although it challenging a large corporation in court can seem difficult, if not insurmountable, a Prevacid lawyer can help you understand the process step-by-step.

Are you wondering if you should take your case to court, or seek a settlement?  Have you tried to file a lawsuit on your own, but been intimidated by the paperwork? Lawyers at Chaffin Luhana would be happy to provide a free and confidential case review. Call 1-888-480-1123.