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Was Your Mother Given the Synthetic Estrogen DES? You May Be At Risk of Developing Cancer

Diethylstilbestrol (DES) is a synthetic form of estrogen that was given to an estimated five to 10 million pregnant women in the United States from 1938 to 1971. Women born to mothers who were treated with DES for a variety of pregnancy-related problems are at risk of developing adenocarcinoma, a rare form of vaginal cancer. Men whose mothers were given the drug may develop testicular abnormalities and cancer.

If you or a loved one was exposed to DES, you may have rights. You may be entitled to financial damages for your medical bills, pain and suffering, and other damages. DES was used millions of times in the United States for more than 30 years and its effects are still being explored by researchers. You may have been exposed decades ago and not even know it. Contact us today. We are available 24/7 to answer any questions you may have. We offer free, no obligation, legal consultations by completing the case evaluation form on the right side of this page or by calling 1-800-WE-FIGHT (1-800-933-4448).

Was I Exposed to DES?

Many people have no idea whether they were exposed to DES before they were born. The drug, given orally in tablet form, was widely prescribed across the United States to millions of women who had suffered previous miscarriages or were experiencing pregnancy-related problems. If you were born between 1938 and 1971 and your mother was treated for complications during her pregnancy, she may have been given DES, which puts you at risk of developing rare forms of cancer and other medical problems.

DES Has Been Linked to Cancer

In 1971, researchers first connected DES use in pregnant women to adenocarcinoma, a type of cancer that can affect the vagina and cervix. Adenocarcinoma is commonly diagnosed in women between the ages of 15 and 25, but some cases have been found in women in their thirties and forties. The risk of an exposed daughter to develop the cancer is about one in 1,000.

DES has also been linked to medical problems in men who were exposed to the drug during their mothers’ pregnancies. Undescended or abnormally small testicles are among the known problems associated with DES exposure in men. Researchers are still investigating a possible link between DES and testicular or prostate cancer, as preliminary studies have not reached a definite conclusion.

Get a Free DES Legal Consultation Today

If you or a loved one was exposed to the pregnancy drug DES, you could benefit from contacting us today. Our dedicated attorneys will investigate your claims if you are a victim of DES exposure, including women who developed the rare form of vaginal and cervical cancer called adenocarcinoma. To schedule a free, no-obligation evaluation of your possible legal rights, please complete the submission form on this page or call us at 1(800)WE-FIGHT (1-800-933-4448).

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