If you are pregnant, or want to become pregnant, and you have epilepsy, then you face some difficult decisions. You are going to have to figure out how best to manage your condition, protect your health, and protect your unborn child. You may rely on the advice of your partner, your doctor, your friends, and even drug manufacturers, but ultimately the decision about what medication(s) you take is your own.
You Deserve to Make an Informed Decision
Before you can make an informed decision for you and your child, you need to know all of the facts. To that end, you must rely on the pharmaceutical company to disclose the risks associated with the drug(s) that you are considering taking. You can find out this information by:
- Talking to your doctor about the pros and cons of different medication options.
- Reading prescription labels and warnings.
- Reading any studies that have been done on the medication.
- Searching the Internet for information.
You can do your due diligence and thoroughly investigate your options. Yet, in the end you are dependent on the pharmaceutical company to inform you and your doctor of the risks.
Contact an Iowa Drug Injury Lawyer If Your Child Has Been Hurt
If your child has been injured by the epilepsy medication that you took during pregnancy then your child may have the right to make a legal recovery. Please contact an experienced Iowa drug injury attorney today at 515-984-0091 for a FREE consultation and to learn more about your child’s rights and possible recovery.