SSRIs, or selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, have been found to trigger dangerous complications and side effects in the unborn children of women who took the drugs during pregnancy, particularly in the first trimester.
In many cases, this is the cause of drug birth defects such as a cleft lip or cleft palate. Additionally, the child is at risk for heart defects and conditions that can even threaten his or her life. Potential SSRI birth defects can include:
- Aortic/pulmonary stenosis
- Atrial septal defect (ASD)
- Coarctation of the aorta
- Congenital heart defects and failure
- Conotruncal defects
- Double outlet right ventricle
- Extra artery
- Hole in the heart
- Heart murmur
- Hypoplastic left/right heart syndrome
- Missing heart valve
- Mitral valve stenosis
- Right/left ventricular outflow defect
- Tetralogy of Fallot
- Transposition of the heart arteries
- Ventricular septal defect (VSD)
- Water on the heart
The medications are not considered to be responsible for stillborn pregnancies or miscarriages.
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.
We handle these cases on an individual 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.
Our drug lawyers represent clients throughout the United States, including Houston, Texas, and New York and California.