Neurontin Birth Defect Lawsuits
In Neurontin birth defect lawsuits, women and families are coming forward to seek justice and compensation after their children are born with serious birth defects due to exposure to Neurontin in the womb. While pregnant women with epilepsy often require a drug like Neurontin (gabapentin) to prevent seizures which could harm them or their developing babies, many women are not aware of the risk of birth defects associated with this drug. If you believe that your child's birth defect may have been caused by your use of Neurontin during pregnancy, we can help you pursue compensation for your damages.
Birth Defects linked to Neurontin
When a pregnant woman suffers from epilepsy, an unexpected seizure could strike at any time and cause injury or worse to her or to her baby. However, anti-epilepsy drugs may also affect her baby in the form of severe congenital birth defects. According to an article in the Los Angeles Times, "managing a pregnancy in an epileptic woman has generally involved walking a fine line between controlling seizures and reducing developmental problems." While newer epilepsy drugs like Neurontin are believed to be less likely to cause birth defects, the truth is that these drugs are still under investigation by the Antiepileptic Drug Pregnancy Registry and the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, among others.
Birth defects which may be caused by the use of Neurontin during pregnancy include:
- Gastrointestinal defects
- Cleft lip and cleft palate
- Heart defects
- Nervous system defects
- Reproductive system defects
Do you have a Neurontin Birth Defect Lawsuit Claim?
In Neurontin birth defect lawsuits, many women claim that they would have made different decisions about treating their epilepsy had they known of the birth defects linked to this drug. If you believe you could be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, suffering, and other damages you have incurred due to a birth defect caused by Neurontin, please contact an experienced attorney for a free legal consultation.