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Prozac Birth Defect? Our Lawyers can Help

If you were taking Prozac during your pregnancy and your baby was born with a defect, you must contact the Prozac birth defects lawyers at Ketchmark and McCreight, P.C. about the possibility of gaining compensation for what you and your baby have suffered.

It has been revealed through a number of cases that Prozac can be harmful to your unborn child and that you really should seek both medical advice and legal action in the event of giving birth to a child with birth defects of any kind.

What is Prozac?
Prozac is a kind of antidepressant and was the first antidepressant in a line of drugs called selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors or SSRIs.

Prozac was approved for public us in 1986, but since that time it has been revealed that Prozac can cause birth defects in new born babies when women take the drug during pregnancy.

Prozac is not only used to treat serious depressive disorders. It is also used to treat obsessive-compulsive disorders, eating disorders and panic attacks. It is widely used to treat both adults and children over eight years old as well as and adolescents and this is why the fears behind the safety of the drug are so great.

Approximately 54 million people in 90 countries use Prozac and this means that a huge number of new born babies are at risk every single day from the dangerous side-effects associated with taking the drug.

What kind of dangerous side-effects can Prozac have on the health of your new born baby?
Every single Prozac birth defect case will be different to any other. Therefore, if your new born baby is suffering from other symptoms other than those indicated below, and you are concerned that the problems relate to the Prozac that you took during your pregnancy, it is still important consult a professional medic without delay.

However, in general, the most common birth defect found in new born babies and linked to Prozac is persistent pulmonary hypertension (PPHN).

PPHN is a serious condition. It is potentially life-threatening and occurs in babies within the first few days after birth.

New born babies develop PPHN because their lungs have not assumed the responsibility of providing sufficient oxygen in the blood to help the baby function and develop properly. This situation causes the babies’ organs and tissue of their bodies to become distressed and as a result the babies need intensive medical care.

Without proper medical care, babies with PPHN can become very ill and be at risk of dying, which is why you need to report what has happened to your baby as a result of taking Prozac during pregnancy to the Prozac birth defect lawyers at Ketchmark and McCreight, P.C. without delay.

Apart from PPHN, other health issues can develop in your new born baby from taking Prozac during pregnancy, including the following:

1. an increased risk of congenital malformations, such as cleft lip
2. cleft palate
3. clubfoot
4. dangerous heart defects, including left outflow tract heart defects

Prozac birth defects are a serious matter and the Prozac birth defect attorneys who work for Ketchmark and McCreight, P.C. are here to assist you in any way possible at any time.

What kind of Prozac lawsuits have already been filed?
Across the entire US, many kinds of Prozac birth defect lawsuits have been filed already. These lawsuits have been varied and have been filed for many different reasons:

  • Atrial Septal Defects (ASD) – also known as ‘hole in the heart’ defects
  • Ventral or Ventricular Septal Defects (VSD) – hole in the heart wall
  • Valve Problems – malformed or stuck and won’t close
  • Tricuspid Valve (Ebstein’s Anomaly)
  • Mitral Valve
  • Transposition of the Great Arteries / Vessels
  • Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF)
  • Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS)
  • Hypoplastic Right Heart Syndrome (HRHS)
  • Tricuspid Atresia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Pulmonary Atresia
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA)
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Truncus Arteriosus
  • Tricuspid Valve Stenosis
  • Heart Murmur
  • Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn (PPHN)
  • Pulmonary Stenosis
  • Craniosynostosis – cranial skull defect
  • Omphalocele – abdominal wall defect
  • Gastroschisis – abdominal wall defect
  • Esophageal Stenosis
  • Club Foot
  • Anal Atresia
  • Spina Bifida

What can the Prozac birth defect lawyers at Ketchmark and McCreight, P.C. do to help you?
The lawyers who work for Ketchmark and McCreight, P.C. have lots of experience in medical malpractice claims and they have lots of expertise to offer you if you have a Prozac birth defect lawsuit to file.

To make things as clear as possible, we have highlighted below the most important reasons as to why you should bring your Prozac birth defect claim to the attention of our lawyers today. We hope that the information which follows convinces you to contact us directly about your claim without delay.

1. We have lots of knowledge and years of experience in the filing of personal injury claims
The personal injury lawyers at Ketchmark and McCreight, P.C. have been filing claims for a variety of clients for over 15 years. Our knowledge of personal injury and medical malpractice law is very impressive and we have had a lot of success during these 15 years that we are proud of.

Take a look at some of the biggest wins that we have secured for a number of clients across a variety of personal injury claims by visiting our verdicts and settlements page today.

When looking for a lawyer to help you with your Prozac birth defect claim, you need to find one that is familiar with malpractice lawyer, has lots of experience and has a proven track record of success with other kinds of medical malpractice claims.

The lawyers at Ketchmark and McCreight, P.C. can offer you all of the above without doubt and this is why so many people choose to bring their claims to the attention of our lawyers above any other.

2. We use special techniques to help us prepare your Prozac birth defect lawsuit effectively
The Prozac birth defect lawyers at Ketchmark and McCreight, P.C. also make effective use of special preparation techniques before entering the courtroom with your claim. The techniques that we employ help us to ensure that we have done everything possible to strengthen your claim to the maximum.

We employ mock juries and we set up mock trials when necessary to test out certain lines of arguments that we wish to pursue in your claim so that we can refine how to approach your claim before using those arguments for real.

Read more about the mock juries and mock trials we set up in the attached article, Personal Injury Attorneys with a Difference, as soon as possible.

The techniques that we use cannot guarantee that you we will your Prozac birth defect lawsuit, nor can our attorneys guarantee any kind of compensation sum that you might receive at the end of the claim process.

However, our Prozac birth defect lawyers do believe that the preparation techniques we use when appropriate can only help to strengthen your claim; in short, they are positive elements of the preparation process at Ketchmark and McCreight, P.C. and we hope that our strategies encourage you to contact us about your Prozac birth defect claim within the next few days.

3. We work on a contingency fee basis
The Prozac birth defect lawyers who work for Ketchmark and McCreight, P.C. do so on a contingency fee basis. This means that our lawyers only get paid if they are successful in helping you win your claim and receive compensation as a result.

Throughout the entire process of your Prozac birth defect claim, the lawyers at Ketchmark and McCreight, P.C. will work on your case for free. Anything that we need to do, we will do without payment and this will continue to be the way in which things work until your claim comes to a close.

If, at the end of the entire process, we are successful, our Prozac birth defect lawyers will take a previously agreed percentage of the compensation that you receive in payment for our legal services.

If we are unsuccessful and you do not receive compensation at the end of the claim process, you will not have to pay our lawyers anything, ever. This is the promise of the contingency fee payment method as it ensures that the plaintiff (you) are never in trouble financially when filing a Prozac birth defect claim with the help of our legal team.

For more information about how the contingency fee lawyers at Ketchmark and McCreight, P.C. can help to protect your financial interests, call us directly at any time at (816) 842-1515.

4. We work alongside a professional social worker to ensure you are given the emotional support you require at all times
The final point that we would like to raise about the way in which we work at Ketchmark and McCreight, P.C. relates to the professional and highly experienced social worker, Pam Miller, who is an integral part of our legal team.

Pam is available at all times throughout the duration of your Prozac birth defect claim to provide the emotional support that you might need.

There is nothing that our lawyers do not know about personal injury law and the filing of medical malpractice claims. Our lawyers are also fully up-to-date regarding the developments (as and when they happen) specifically related to Prozac birth defect claims. Therefore, if you need a lawyer to lead you through this process, you do not need to look any further than our firm.

However, our lawyers are also aware of their limits. We know that it is vital to provide emotional support throughout a Prozac birth defect claim, but we are not trained to do so and this is why we work with Pam Miller who is trained and who is capable of providing the emotional support that you need.

Find out more about Pam´s past experience and qualifications by visiting the Pam Miller Profile Page on our website today and then contact the Prozac birth defect lawyers directly to set up a no-obligation appointment about your claim without further delay.

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