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The use of certain antidepressants by women late in pregnancy may pose an increased risk of injury to the newborn. The mother may give birth to an infant with a serious respiratory condition known as Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension (PPHN). The condition is linked to a group of drugs known as Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRI).
If you or someone you know experienced birth defects after using SSRIs, or antidepressants, don’t hesitate to contact a pharmaceutical injury lawyer to learn about your rights. Call 1-800-WIN-WIN-1 today to see how we can help. The personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Mark E. Salomone are committed to fighting for clients.
A listing of some SSRI drugs
A study recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine found a possible link between birth defects and the SSRI drugs, which include the following:
- Celexa (citalopram)
- Effexor (venlafaxine)
- Remeron (mirtazapine)
- Prozac (fluoxetine)
- Cipralex (escitalopram)
- Zoloft (sertraline)
- Luvox (fluvoxamine)
- Wellburtrin (bupropion)
The risk of PPHN may be six times greater for people who use any of these drugs during the second half of pregnancy than the risk is for pregnant women who have not taken SSRIs during the same time, according to the Journal of Medicine. The data from the study also reveals that the rate of PPHN among newborns increases to 5-6 cases per 1,000 live births. Typically, PPHN occurs in one to two infants per 1,000 live births, according to the study.
PPHN is a serious condition that impairs the ability of the baby to supply oxygen rich blood to the body, which can result in grave complications.
Contact our law firm today to see how we can help
If you or a loved one was affected adversely by SSRI, you may be entitled to compensation. At the Law Offices of Mark E. Salomone, we understand how devastating a birth injury can be. We may be able to help you pursue an SSRI lawsuit. Reach us by completing our online contact form or call 1-800-WIN-WIN-1. Your consultation is free and confidential.
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