Effexor / Celexa / Lexapro / Prozac Lawsuits

There are a wide range of SSRIs or antidepressants on the market currently. These drugs are prescribed for the treatment of depression and other anxiety disorders. They are, however, prescribed at times for off-label treatments. Many women who were prescribed the medications were not educated on the risks that they faced in taking the drugs during pregnancy.

These complications and defects include:

  • Heart defects
  • Limb defects
  • Neural tube birth defects
  • Anal atresia
  • Craniosynostosis
  • Omphalocele
  • Cleft lip and palate

Because of the findings that SSRIs could cause birth defects, these drugs have been classified by the FDA as Category C medications, meaning they pose a significant risk if taken during pregnancy.

Some of the most common SSRIs include:

  • Lexapro
  • Forest Laboratories, Inc.
  • Celexa
  • Forest Laboratories, Inc.
  • Prozac
  • Eli Lilly & Company
  • Zoloft
  • Pfizer, Inc.
  • Paxil
  • GlaxoSmithKlein, P.L.C.

If you or a loved one took the drugs during pregnancy, causing a child to be born with a birth defect, you may have a claim against the drug manufacturer that failed to provide information regarding the risk associated with SSRIs during pregnancy.

Very similar in nature to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs) have also been linked in studies to an increased risk for birth defects in the babies of women who ingested the drugs during pregnancy, particularly in the first trimester. Effexor is the most common SNRI on the market today and has been linked to many side effects and birth defects similar to SSRIs.

Drug Lawyers — Leading The Way In Zoloft / Paxil / Effexor / Celexa / Lexapro / Prozac Lawsuits and SSRI Litigation

At Lee Murphy Law Firm, our attorneys are committed to fighting on behalf of individuals who should have been protected by drug companies from the potential danger and harm caused by the medications they trusted. We have the experience to face the drug companies and fight for a successful outcome.

To learn more about how we can advocate on your behalf, please contact our law firm today at 713-275-6990 or toll free at 800-215-8385.

We handle these cases on an individual claims basis, meaning you are not a part of a class action. In handling our claims like this, we are able to represent you as an individual and fight for the injuries that you have personally suffered. Your injuries are not the same as another person, nor should they be treated as such.

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