Prescription Drug Birth Defects

Drugs such as Zoloft or Prozac can lead to serious birth defects when taken during pregnancy. If your family has been affected by these drugs, you should know your legal options for holding the drug manufactures accountable.

Lawyers Experienced in Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs)

The use of Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) during pregnancy can cause serious complications for the child. At Perdue & Kidd our attorneys are skilled in building exceptional cases that can help families aggressively pursue the compensation they and their child deserve. We know that those who have suffered birth defects related to SSRI use need justice and compensation. The medical costs associated with these defects can be massive, even before factoring in likely future medical care needs.

We are incredibly well versed on the science regarding SSRIs, and we use that knowledge to hold drug manufacturers accountable for the losses they have caused. Many of our attorneys are board certified in personal injury trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. We know how to build a strong SSRI case. Let us help you. Contact us online or call 713-520-2500 to schedule an initial consultation to discuss your case.

SSRIs Can Cause Serious Birth Defects

Taking selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) during pregnancy has been linked to a range of serious birth defects, including:

  • Persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN) — PPHN is a condition that prevents a baby’s body from receiving all of the oxygen it needs. Following birth, a newborn’s circulatory system must make the change from relying on the mother for oxygen-rich blood to relying on the lungs. If this change does not happen or fails to fully implement, the body will suffer a lack of oxygen that can be detrimental and possibly fatal.
  • Cardiovascular malformations — Some of the birth defects associated with the use of SSRIs during pregnancy include hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS), ventricular septal defects (VS), atrial septal defects (ASD), Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF), transposition of the great arteries (TGA) and coarctation of the aorta, among others.
  • Autism — Children born to mothers who had used an antidepressant in the year prior to delivery were twice as likely to suffer from an autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Some of the more commonly prescribed SSRIs include:

  • Zoloft
  • Sarafem
  • Lexapro
  • Prozac
  • Paxil
  • Selfemra
  • Rapiflux
  • Effexor
  • Cymbalta

Contact The SSRI Pharmaceutical Litigation Attorneys Of Perdue & Kidd

When you or a loved one has fallen victim to the dangerous side effects of an SSRI, you need to take action to ensure that you have what you need and that the responsible parties are held accountable for the harm they have done. The lawyers of Perdue & Kidd are skilled and capable of aggressively pursuing full compensation for your loss. To schedule a free initial consultation, call 713-520-2500 or toll free at 800-520-1749, or simply contact us online.

All personal injury cases are taken on a contingent fee basis. Attorney fees are collected only if we secure compensation for you.

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