SSRI Birth Defect Lawyers

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Get Justice With An SSRI Birth Defect Lawyer

According to The Centers for Disease Control (CDC), about one in every 33 babies born in the U.S. has a birth defect. While the cause of many birth defects remain unknown, an alarming number have been connected to the use of Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRI). SSRIs are widely prescribed to treat depression and anxiety disorders. CELEXA®, EFFEXOR®, LEXAPRO®, PAXIL®, PRISTIQ®, PROZAC® and ZOLOFT® have been linked to the increased risk of SSRI birth defects such as:

  • Hypertension
  • Heart abnormalities
  • Brain abnormalities
  • Skull abnormalities
  • Lung abnormalities
  • Abdominal abnormalities
  • Anal and esophageal abnormalities
  • Spina Bifida
  • Cleft lip and cleft palate
  • Club foot

If you took any of these drugs and your child was born with an SSRI birth defect, it’s natural to feel angry and lost. Take the first step to get the help you need by picking up the phone and calling us at 1-800-THE-LAW2 for a free consultation. An attorney in our network will listen to your case at zero cost to discuss your legal options. Nothing can replace having a healthy child, but an SSRI birth defect lawyer may help you get compensation for extra medical care, medicines, and equipment for your baby.

Some manufacturers of these drugs have set aside billions of dollars to settle lawsuits involving SSRI birth defects. In 2010, GlaxoSmithKline, the manufacturers of Paxil, paid more than $1 billion in birth defect lawsuits.

Don’t Suffer in Silence

Some research reveals that women who take SSRIs during their first trimester have a 40 percent greater risk of delivering babies with birth defects. And some antidepressants may be more likely to cause SSRI birth defects than others. Studies have associated the following SSRI birth defects with specific drugs:

CELEXA – Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn (PPHN), Oral Cleft, Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome and Coarctation of the Aorta

EFFEXOR and PRISTIQ – Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn (PPHN) and developmental delays

LEXAPRO – Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome; Spina Bifida; Anencephaly; Craniosynostosis’ Omphalocele; Club Foot; and Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn (PPHN)

PAXIL – Atrial Septal defects and Ventricular Septal defects; PPHN; Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS); Hypoplastic Right Heart syndrome (HRHS); Spina Bifida; Anencephaly; and Club Foot

ZOLOFT – Atrial septal defects and ventricular septal defects (“holes in the heart”)

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Call 1-800-THELAW2 – 24/7 to get in touch with a SSRI birth defect lawyer and find out if you are eligible to receive financial compensation for current and future medical treatment, pain, and suffering.

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