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.
We can be reached online or by phone at (361) 238-2789. Se habla español.