Pharmaceutical Liability Lawyers Baltimore, Maryland (MD)
The lawyers at Weltchek Mallahan & Weltchek have pioneered litigation in the area of pharmaceutical liability. They were the first law firm to file and litigate a case with regards to the dangerous drug Terbutaline, heavily used in the practice of obstetrics.
In the 1970’s the FDA approved Terbutaline Sulphate for use in the treatment and management of asthma. Shortly after the drug was put on the market OB/GYN’s began to use the drug off-label during the late second and third trimester of pregnancy to treat preterm labor. With the passage of time, Terbutaline was used less and less for asthma and more and more for pregnant women. As this increased off-label use was occurring, scientists from around the world were conducting studies with alarming results. The studies showed that Terbutaline crossed the fetal blood-brain barrier and disrupted the development of the fetal brain. Further studies have shown a statistical link between certain Terbutaline exposure and increased rates of Autism Spectrum disorder.
There are potentially tens of thousands of pregnant women and their children who have suffered injury as a result of this drug. If you were given Terbutaline during the late second to early third trimester of your pregnancy and your child has been diagnosed with Autism, or Autism Spectrum Disorder you may have important legal rights. Furthermore, if you feel that you have been seriously injured by a pharmaceutical product of any kind that was used inappropriately or in a manner that was contraindicated by its FDA approved labeling, you may have a case.
If you feel that you may have a case involving pharmaceutical liability please call Weltchek Mallahan & Weltchek, where a lawyer will assist you with further information.
Weltchek Mallahan & Weltchek’s office is located in Baltimore, but the Firm handles cases throughout the State of Maryland and beyond.