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Did Effexor during Pregnancy create Birth Defects in your New Born?

Were you taking Effexor during your pregnancy? Did you give birth to a baby with health complications as a result? Were you sufficiently informed and warned of the possible harm that you might cause to your baby by taking Effexor during your pregnancy? Contact the Effexor birth defect lawyers at Ketchmark and McCreight, P.C. directly.

Let us examine your particular situation in detail today. We will be able to advise you about the strength of your Effexor pregnancy and birth defect claim under Kansas or Missouri state law within no time.

In addition, we suggest that you also read about the other antidepressants which cause birth defects when taken during pregnancy by clicking on this link to another detailed article on the subject.

Our attorneys have extensive experience in this area and we keep up-to-date with all developments and studies that draw links between Effexor, pregnancy and birth defects, so that we are able to confidently aid you through a Effexor pregnancy and birth defect claim at any time.

With over 15 years of medical malpractice law behind us, we are the attorneys that you need to lead you through an Effexor claim and once you contact us directly you will understand why.

What is Effexor and what effects does it have on pregnant women and their newborns?
Effexor is rated a Category C for pregnancy under the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) category system. The Pregnancy Category C is used to classify medicines that have not been studied in pregnant women but which have shown side effects to the fetus in animal studies.

For this reason, various reports show that some newborns (animals) experienced lack of oxygen in their blood, developed feeding difficulties and suffered from seizures as a result when their mothers were given Effexor during pregnancy.

It is also important to bear in mind that although Effexor and pregnancy have not been tested together in humans, pregnant animal studies suggest that the drug could potentially harm a fetus. Also, there have been reports of newborns developing complications after being exposed to Effexor during pregnancy.

However, doctors and other health providers still sometimes prescribe Effexor to pregnant women when it is clear that these women need the support that the antidepressant Effexor will provide during pregnancy. It is not healthy for a baby to be carried or born to a mother suffering from depression, but it is vital that the mother taking Effexor during her pregnancy is thoroughly aware of the risks.

If you took Effexor during your pregnancy without being informed of the risks and your baby is now suffering from birth defects of any kind, you should contact one of our medical malpractice lawyers straight away.

What information can be drawn from the studies into Effexor during pregnancy and birth defects?
Most of the studies into Effexor, pregnancy and birth defects generate the most important data from the third trimester of the pregnancy. When tests were taken out on animals, some newborns had to be taken to hospital, given respiratory support and/or fed via a tube.

These newborns experienced a variety of symptoms which included:

Difficulty breathing
Lack of oxygen in the blood
Feeding difficulties
Constant crying
Hear defects

Tests also revealed that animal babies who were exposed to Effexor during the third trimester of the pregnancy were also at an increased risk of developing persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN). PPHN can be fatal and therefore this matter can be quite serious.

If you are taking Effexor after week 20 of your pregnancy, make sure that you are aware of the six-fold increase in the risk of delivering a baby with PPHN. If your doctor or medical advisor has not warned you of these risks and your baby is born with PPHN, contact the Effexor birth defect lawyers at Ketchmark and McCreight, P.C. without delay.

How can the attorneys at Ketchmark and McCreight, P.C. help you if you took Effexor during your pregnancy and your baby’s health was affected?
The attorneys at Ketchmark and McCreight, P.C. make it a priority to stay on top of all the developments and recent studies into Effexor, pregnancy and birth defects.

We do this so that we can provide the best legal support and advice possible to those women who come to us with medical malpractice claims relating to the Effexor they took during their pregnancies and the health problems of their newborns.

If there is a new development in the field of Effexor and birth defects, our attorneys will already be thoroughly aware of those developments and this is why we provide the right kind of legal support necessary for a new mother and her suffering baby.

Do make sure that you contact us with any questions you might have about Effexor and birth defect claims without delay. We are looking forward to helping you with your inquiry today.

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