Dangerous Drug Given to Mom May Have Caused Cancer in Daughter

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A Boston woman has brought a dangerous drug lawsuit against a number of pharma manufacturers that alleges her breast cancer diagnosis was the result of harmful anti-miscarriage medications given to her then-pregnant mother decades ago.

According to the Boston Herald, Arline MacCormack is one of 53 women across the country pursuing some type of dangerous drug lawsuit against the manufacturers of diethylstilbestrol (DES), a synthetic estrogen that was prescribed from 1938 through the 1970s to pregnant women to prevent miscarriages or premature birth.

In 1971, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned doctors to stop using the drug after a study found that the DES use of mothers during pregnancy increased the risk of their daughters eventually developing a rare vaginal cancer in their teens and 20s.

If you or a loved one have developed cancer that may be attributable to DES usage between 1938 and 1971, speak to Sokolove Law today about potentially pursuing a dangerous drug lawsuit against the manufacturers of the medication.