Antidepressant

Antidepressant Injury Lawsuits

Corpus Christi-Based Drug Injury Lawyers, Serving Nueces County

SSRI antidepressants, also known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, are a particular class of antidepressant medications commonly prescribed to patients struggling with depression and other mood disorders. Unfortunately, recent studies have established a potential link between the use of SSRIs in pregnancy and the development of major birth defects among children.

If you took an SSRI antidepressant while pregnant and your child was born with a serious birth defect or side effect, contact an experienced birth injury attorney immediately. Your child may be entitled to lifetime care or financial compensation for his injuries and medical expenses, which you can collect by filing an antidepressant drug injury lawsuit against the drug manufacturing company.

Call Bandas Law Firm, P.C. at (361) 238-2789 today for a free consultation with one of our highly experienced Corpus Christi drug injury attorneys.

Types of SSRI Antidepressant Drugs

Although SSRI antidepressants were initially intended for use in patients suffering from depression, these medications are now commonly used to treat a number of other conditions, including panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Among the most popular SSRI antidepressant drugs in the United States are:

  • Prozac (fluoxetine)
  • Paxil (paroxetine)
  • Zoloft (sertraline)
  • Lexapro (escitalopram)
  • Celexa (citalopram)

Possible SSRI Antidepressant Birth Defects

A number of FDA warnings have been issued by the federal agency in an effort to alert consumers to the potential birth defect risks associated with SSRI antidepressant drugs like Paxil and Prozac. Among the severe birth defects possibly linked to the use of SSRI antidepressants in pregnancy are heart defects, a devastating lung defect called persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN), limb defects, craniosynostosis, and more. Because of this birth defect risk, the FDA has advised that physicians avoid prescribing SSRI antidepressants to women of childbearing age, a population for whom depression is a common and debilitating condition.

Antidepressant Drug Birth Defect Attorneys

Unless the hazards of certain pharmaceutical medications are made public, consumers may continue to take dangerous drugs, unaware of the side effects they may be exposing themselves to. If you or a loved one has suffered from a major side effect, and you believe an SSRI antidepressant to be the cause, contact the Corpus Christi birth injury lawyers at Bandas Law Firm, P.C. today. By seeking legal action against the allegedly negligent drug company or prescribing physician, you can collect the financial compensation you deserve, while also bringing much-needed public attention to the dangers of certain prescription drugs.

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