The use of Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRI) while pregnant may increase the risk of side effects in babies including:
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) are antidepressants that are very popular amongst consumers who suffer from various mental health conditions. Recently, a link may have been found between pregnant women taking SSRI drugs and children being born with birth defects.
If you were pregnant while taking any SSRI drugs including: Prozac, Celexa, Lexapro, Luvoc, Zoloft, Depakote and or Topamax and your child was born with a serious side effect such as spina bifida, craniosyntosis, cleft lip, club foot, heart damage or defect, internal malformation, PPHN or lung defect, you may be entitled to financial compensation due to medical expenses.
The manufacturers of these SSRI drugs include Eli Lilly & Company (Prozac), Forest Laboratories (Celexa and Lexapro), ANI Pharmaceuticals (Luvoc), Pfizer (Zoloft), AbbVie Pharmaceuticals (Depakote) and Johnson & Johnson (Topamax). Not only may life-altering birth defects be caused by these SSRI medications, but also the financial costs associated with these defects can be substantial.
These pharmaceutical manufacturers need to be held responsible for the adverse birth defects SSRI drugs may be responsible for. Lawyers are now accepting cases for SSRI class action lawsuits. If you were taking an SSRI medication while pregnant and your child was born after 1997 with any of the mentioned birth defects it is important to file your claim as soon as possible by filling out the form above and you may be eligible to get the financial compensation you deserve.