Was your baby harmed by antidepressants during pregnancy?
Several credible medical studies have established a link between birth defects and the use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) by women who were pregnant. Despite assurances that these antidepressants were safe, prescription SSRIs are now believed to greatly increase the risk of heart defects and other serious complications in those newborns.
The FDA has issued two health advisories relating to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, a class of drugs which includes such household names as Prozac, Paxil, Zoloft, Celexa, Cymbalta and Effexor. As the risks have been revealed, a number of lawsuits have been filed on behalf of those infants and their parents.
SSRI birth defects: selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors
If you suspect that antidepressants during pregnancy caused your child’s medical condition or disabilities, Greg Jones Law, can determine if you have grounds to sue that drug maker and its distributors for damages. Our law firm has represented clients throughout the United States in pharmaceutical litigation. Contact us today.
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or SSRIs, were heralded as a new generation of antidepressants with fewer side effects. However, a number of studies have found links to serious birth defects, including:
- Heart defects
- Persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN)
- Other lung defects
- Autism spectrum disorders
- Cleft lip or cleft palate
- Club foot and other limb defects
- Neurological defects
One of the earliest studies found a significantly higher rate of heart defects in babies whose mothers used SSRIs during the first trimester of pregnancy. A study published in 2006 revealed that PPHN, a life-threatening lung condition, was six times higher in women who used SSRIs in the third trimester. Other birth defects have been linked to use of antidepressants as much as 12 months before getting pregnant.
Experienced Law Firm
Greg Jones Law has been involved in nationwide lawsuits against pharmaceutical manufacturers for failing to warn of the dangers. We will vigorously pursue compensation for the serious or permanent harm to your child, such as heart failure, organ damage, seizures, developmental disabilities or pulmonary problems. We seek damages for the years of special care, for the permanent disability, for the lost enjoyment of life, and for your hardships and sorrow as parents.
We can arrange to have your child and your case reviewed by medical experts to determine if you have a valid case. There may be filing deadlines, so we encourage you to contact us as soon as possible.
Based in the Wilmington North Carolina area, we have represent people throughout the United States in holding drug companies accountable for dangerous medications.
Call 855-566-3752 or contact us online today to talk with our firm. We do not charge for initial consultations. If there is no recovery, you owe no legal fees.