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Antidepressant Birth Injury Lawsuits

If your baby was born with a birth defect and you were taking an antidepressant during your pregnancy, you may qualify to file an antidepressant birth injury lawsuit to seek compensation for your damages. Call 1-800-969-0734 to schedule a free evaluation of your case.

Antidepressant Birth Injury Information

Research shows that some antidepressants may be linked to an increased risk of birth defects in children whose mothers take them during pregnancy. There are a number of depression medications in question, including Prozac®, Paxil®, Celexa®, Effexor®, Lexapro®, Prostig® and Zoloft®.

Antidepressants in the class of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) have been linked to an increased risk of persistent pulmonary hypertension (PPHN) in babies whose mothers take them after the twentieth week of their pregnancies.

PPHN is a congenital birth defect that occurs when a newborn's lungs have not yet properly taken over the function of breathing normally. In the womb, the fetus receives oxygenated blood from the mother. In the newborn, the lungs need to take over the function of supplying oxygen to the baby's blood. Infants born with PPHN are at risk of serious illness and death.

Some popular SSRIs include Celexa® (citalopram), Lexapro® (escitalopram), Prozac® (fluoxetine), Symbyax® (olanzapine and fluoxetine) and Zoloft® (sertraline).

Other birth defects that might be caused by exposure to certain antidepressant medications include heart defects, brain and spinal cord defects, skull defects, abdominal defects, limb defects and other congenital abnormalities.

Contact an Antidepressant Birth Injury Lawyer

If your baby is born with a defect and you were prescribed medication to treat depression during your pregnancy, our antidepressant birth injury attorneys might be able to help you seek compensation for your pain and suffering. To schedule a free evaluation of your case, please call 1-800-969-0734 or send us an email and someone from our office will contact you shortly.

Antidepressant Birth Defects

Certain antidepressants have been linked to an increased risk of birth defects in babies whose mothers take them while pregnant.

Antidepressants that may be dangerous to developing fetuses include (but are not limited to) the following:

Types of Birth Defects

  • Persistent pulmonary hypertension (PPHN)
  • Heart defects
  • Brain and spinal cord defects
  • Abdominal defects
  • Limb defects
  • Congenital abnormalities