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Prozac Birth Defects

Many US citizens are prescribed Prozac for a variety of reasons, whether they are severely depressed, mildly depressed or in serious risk of attempting suicide.

The antidepressant has become all too common in the US. What many people are not aware of is the side effects of Prozac. For pregnant women this can include birth defects in a newborn child.

If you were not aware of any of the risks and your baby was born with birth defects or you suffered a miscarriage then it is time to file a lawsuit with a Prozac birth defect lawyer. This could be against the manufacturer Eli Lilly and Company, or against the doctor or psychiatrist who prescribed you Prozac without properly informing you of the risks.

Either way, the Prozac birth defects lawyers at Ketchmark and McCreight, P.C. can help. We suggest that you talk to one of our Prozac birth defects lawyers in a free and confidential session so we can provide you with advice about your particular case and whether we believe it merits claiming. If we do believe you should pursue your case and here are some of the things you can expect:

Careful research and investigation

The Prozac birth defects lawyers at Ketchmark and McCreight, P.C. will investigate your particular situation to find out what went wrong in the process of communicating the risks of birth defects from taking Prozac while pregnant and what consequences this had on your baby.

Some of the birth defects that have been reported in babies of mothers who took Prozac are:

  • Abdominal birth defects
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Anal atresia (complete or partial closure of the anus)
  • Heart defects
  • Cleft lip and cleft palate
  • Clubfoot
  • Craniosynostosis
  • Limb defects
  • Neural-tube defects
  • PPHN (Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn)

Any of these consequences require careful investigation by the Prozac birth defects lawyer to check the link between the drug and the birth defects.

Full disclosure by our Prozac birth defects lawyers

If you are filing a Prozac birth defect lawsuit then you have been kept in the dark long enough. Our Prozac birth defect lawyers will keep you fully informed of the history of the product and other lawsuits and of the latest developments in the legal world as well as of your case specifically.

Here is just a brief history of what has happened so far regarding Prozac and birth defects:

A study of babies who had developed persistent pulmonary hypertension, published in the New England Journal of Medicine in February 2006, found strong links with women who had taken Prozac during pregnancy after being advised that there would be no risk to their baby.

Also in February 2006, the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine published the results of a study that showed nearly a third of newborn babies whose mothers had taken Prozac during pregnancy had developed neonatal abstinence syndrome.

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) initially declared Prozac a pregnancy “category C” drug, meaning no adequate studies have been conducted on humans but animal studies show adverse effects to the fetus. In 2005, the FDA warned that the use of some SSRI antidepressants, such as Prozac, during pregnancy could increase the risk of congenital heart defects on newborns.

The FDA also issued a Public Health Advisory in 2006 on Prozac based on a New England Journal of Medicine study showing babies of mothers who had taken Prozac during pregnancy were six times more likely to be born with Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn (PPHN).

Keep reading more about Prozac and its link to birth defects in babies of mothers who took the antidepressant while pregnant in this article entitled Prozac Birth Defects Lawyers.

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