Studies have recently been conducted by the University of Pennsylvania which have demonstrated that women who ingested proton pump inhibitors during their pregnancy were unwittingly putting their unborn babies at risk of heart-related birth defects. The research has shown that the risk of a heart birth defect could be twice as high as those women who did not take drugs like AcipHex, Dexilant, Nexium, Prevacid, Prilosec, Protonix, and Zegerid.
If you or your significant other took one of these drugs during your/their pregnancy to help combat acid reflux, stomach pains, or heartburn, and your child was born with a septal heart defect, then you could be entitled to compensation for the damage that has been done to you and your family. Our team of attorneys experienced in pursuing claims against dangerous drug manufacturers can help you bring a claim to provide for future medical assistance for your child.
The medicines described above, otherwise known as proton pump inhibitors, prevent your body from producing too much stomach acid. This can help offset conditions such as:
- Acid reflux
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD
- Peptic Ulcer Disease, or PUD
- Ulcers of the stomach
You Deserve Fair Treatment
If you’ve taken a proton pump inhibitor to combat one of these or some other condition, you need to know that you’re not alone. Acid reflux alone affects more than 50% of pregnant women, and you and everyone else who took Nexium, Prevacid, or other similar medications, trusted these drugs to keep them and their babies safe. You were not warned that your infant could end up needing immediate surgery or having to cope with heart problems for their entire life.
It’s not your fault that this happened, and you shouldn’t be forced to deal with the consequences of a defective drug by yourself. Although it might be too late to prevent the birth defect, it’s not too late to get the compensation that would allow you to properly care for your son or daughter.
Our experienced attorneys have been helping victimized families in the state of Pennsylvania since 1922. The companies that have inflicted this pain upon you need to be held accountable for the damage they’ve caused. We can make it happen. We have the experience, the resources, and the knowledge to ensure that you’re not being taken advantage of by a drug company and that you get all that you’re entitled to by law.
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Our representation is based upon a contingency fee agreement. This means that our attorney fees are determined by the amount of compensation we recover for you. If we do not make a recovery, you do not owe us anything. Call us right now to receive a FREE consultation on your claim. A member of our highly qualified legal team is standing by to assist you. Get the help you deserve any time, day or night.