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Provigil and Nuvigil, medications prescribed to people with
narcolepsy, sleep apnea, and other sleep disorders, have been linked to an
increased risk of birth defects when taken by pregnant mothers.
If your child was born with a birth defect, and you’ve taken
Provigil or Nuvigil, you should explore your legal options. At Dudley DeBosier
Injury Lawyers, we want to help you hold negligent drug manufacturers
responsible when their products cause more harm than good.
Provigil (modafinil) and Nuvigil (armodafinil) have been marketed
by manufacturers as an effective way to treat excessive daytime sleepiness, but
now some users have reported that their children have been born with birth
defects after taking the medication.
The Food and Drug Administration established a pregnancy registry to keep
track of reports from women experiencing side effects after taking Nuvigil.
Other countries have been more proactive, warning users of the potential side
effects of these medications.
Birth defects linked to Provigil and Nuvigil may include:
If you took Provigil or Nuvigil while pregnant and your child
was born with birth defects, you should know that our attorneys are accepting
inquiries on potential lawsuits against the manufacturers of these medications.
Drug manufacturers have a responsibility to provide safe
products. If medications pose a threat to any type of user, the products should
be labeled to reflect that, and users should be made aware of all risks. When
manufacturers don’t take care to warn consumers of their products’ risks, they
can be held responsible for the harm caused as a result.
Birth defects can affect children in irreparable ways. A
child’s mental or physical development could be stunted, presenting challenges
that a child might never overcome.
A child and his or her family might have difficulties
getting adequate treatment because they can’t afford it. They might need
ongoing care for the child. Parents might also find it difficult to maintain a
full-time job because of their child’s needs, which makes it even harder to
meet all the expenses associated with caring for a child with a birth defect.
When these defects stem from a medication that was marketed
as safe, those parents have every right to pursue compensation for the costs
they face and likely will continue to face as a result.
If you or someone you love took Provigil or Nuvigil and had a child who suffered birth defects, contact the defective drug lawyers at Dudley DeBosier Injury Lawyers to speak to our lawyers at no cost. We want to help you understand your legal options when a defective drug harms your family, especially the most vulnerable members.
Provigil® and Nuvigil® are registered trademarks of Teva Pharmaceuticals USA and are used here only to identify the product in question.
This law firm is not associated with, sponsored by, or affiliated with Teva Pharmaceuticals USA or the Food and Drug Administration.
Do not stop taking a prescription medication without first consulting with your doctor. Discontinuing a prescribed medication without your doctor’s advice can result in injury or death.