Pregnant women who have taken selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or SSRIs, during pregnancy, may be at risk of giving birth to a child with birth defects. To make matters worse, the manufacturers of these drugs are accused of failing to properly warn patients and doctors about these potentially devastating side effects.
Popular drugs like Lexapro, Paxil, Celexa, Prozac, and Zoloft have all been linked to an increased risk of certain birth defects. Manufacturers of these antidepressant drugs had the duty to warn you and your doctor of the side effects. If your child was born with a birth defect while you were taking any of these drugs or other SSRIs, you can and should hold these pharmaceutical companies responsible.
You only have a short window of time to file a claim against these drug companies. At the Michael Brady Lynch Firm, we have a proven track record of success helping victims and their families. We’ll never be intimidated by the size of an opponent. We’re here to fight for you.
SSRIs and Birth Defects
Reports that women taking SSRIs are at greater risk of giving birth to babies with birth defects have been around for more than a decade. Birth defects from SSRIs can range from problems with a baby’s heart to abnormalities with the skull. Surgery is often required to address these birth defects, which can place a heavy financial burden on your family. Even years after the child’s birth and an initial surgery, some children born with SSRI birth defects will need more procedures as they age. This puts, even more, a strain on families that already are finding it hard to make ends meet.
Types of SSRI Lawsuits We Handle
Here is a list of birth defects that may be linked to pharmaceutical drugs:
- Atrial Septal Defect
- Cardiovascular Malformations
- Double Outlet of the Right Ventricle
- Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome
- Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension (PPHN)
- Right Ventricular Outflow Tract Obstruction (Pulmonary Artesia)
- Tetralogy of Fallot
- Transposition of Great Arteries
- Ventricular Septal Defect
- Coarctation of Aorta
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Congenital Glaucoma
- Diaphragmatic Hernia
- Esophageal Atresia
- Mental Deficiencies
Contact an Attorney
The fallout from SSRI birth defects is heartbreaking. It is extremely costly for the families of the victims, both emotionally and financially. Your only course to be properly compensated for your losses is to file a claim against the manufacturer who failed to warn you and your doctor.
At the Michael Brady Lynch Firm, we have what it takes to go up against huge pharmaceutical companies to help your family. We’ve done it before. If your child was born with a SSRI birth defect, contact us at (877) 513-9517 or contact us online.
For more information on specific types of birth defects and how our team can better assist, visit our in-depth pages for each category of SSRI birth defect.