Medically prescribed for – DES was prescribed to prevent miscarriages.
Adverse reactions experienced – Some daughters of mothers who taken DES have increased risks of developing cervical and vaginal cancers, having miscarriages, premature deliveries, infertility and irregular menstrual cycles. Some sons of these mothers may have increased risks of testicular cancer, decreased fertility, and other related testicular ailments.
Status of drug – The Federal Drug Administration recognized the link between these adverse reactions and the drug in 1971.
See your doctor if your mother took DES while pregnant, and you have experienced serious health problems as a result. You may also wish to contact an experienced products liability attorney who can help you protect your legal rights and get compensation for your injuries.