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Gilman Law LLP Investigating Claims Allegedly Stemming from Birth Defects Caused by Antidepressants (SSRIs) like Effexor, Lexapro, Paxil, Prozac, Wellbutrin, Zoloft, and

October 23, 2011

Gilman Law LLP, a National Law Firm Representing the Victims of Defective Drugs, is Investigating Claims Allegedly Stemming from Birth Defects Caused by Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor Antidepressants (SSRIs), Including Effexor, Lexapro, Paxil, Prozac, Wellbutrin, Zoloft, and Zyban.

Naples Fl (PRWEB) October 22, 2011

Gilman Law LLP, a national law firm dedicated to protecting the rights of those injured by defective drugs and medical devices, is investigating cases on behalf of families whose children may have suffered birth defects because of their motherâs use of SSRI antidepressants during pregnancy. Antidepressants currently under investigation include Effexor, Lexapro, Paxil, Prozac, Wellbutrin, Zoloft and Zyban. If your child was born with a birth defect that may be related to an SSRI antidepressant, Gilman Law is here to help. Free case evaluations are available through Gilmanlawllp.com, or call Toll Free at 1-888-252-0048.

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has issued several drug safety communications regarding the association between SSRIs and birth defects. Birth defects that may be associated with the use of SSRI antidepressants in pregnancy include:

Anencephaly

Atrial Septal Defect (hole in the heart)

Cleft Lip, Cleft Palate

Clubfoot â“ Limb Malformation

Coarctation of the Aorta

Craniosynostosis â“ Cranio-facial Malformation

Double Aortic Arch

Double Inlet Left Ventricle

Double Outlet Right Ventricle

Gastrochesis â“ Abdominal Wall Malformation

Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS)

Neural Tube Defects

Omphalcele â“ Abdominal Wall Malformation

Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn (PPHN)

Pulmonary Atresia

Pulmonary Stenosis â“ Lung Defect

Spina Bifida

Tetralogy of Fallot

Transposition of the Great Vessels

Tricuspic Atresia

Truncus Arteriosus

Ventricular Septal Defect (hole in the heart)

Several studies have pointed to an association between birth defects and a motherâs use of SSRI antidepressants during pregnancy. For example, a 1996 study published in the New England Journal of Medicine revealed that women taking Prozac during pregnancy were two times as likely to deliver a baby with three or more âœminor abnormalitiesâ and poorer than average neonatal adaptation. Another New England Journal of Medicine study found that women who took SSRIs during their third trimester were six times more likely to deliver babies born with persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN) than women who did not take SSRIs during their third trimester. In 2005, a Danish study showed that infants exposed to SSRIs during the first trimester of pregnancy had a 60% higher probability of developing congenital heart defects when compared with infants whose mothers did not take the drugs.

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has issued several drug safety communications regarding the association between SSRIs and birth defects. In 2005, the agency warned that studies had shown that infants born to women who had first trimester Paxil exposure had an increased risk of cardiovascular malformations, primarily ventricular and atrial septal defects (VSDs and ASDs). A year later, the FDA warned that children born to women who took SSRIs late in the third trimester (after their 20th week) were more likely to develop PPHN.

More information regarding the association between SSRI antidepressants and birth defects can be found at Gilmanlawllp.com. Visitors to http://www.Gilmanlawllp.com will find the site is a valuable source of information for people who are suffering severe side effects from defective drugs and medical devices.

If your child was born with a birth defect that may be related to an SSRI antidepressant, Gilman Law is here to help. Free case evaluations are available through Gilmanlawllp.com, or call Toll Free at 1-888-252-0048.

About Gilman Law LLP

 

Gilman Law LLP, a leading national law firm with offices in Florida and Massachusetts, has been recognized for delivering successful results to their clients across a broad range of claims stemming from consumer product injury, mass tort, and class action lawsuits. For over 32 years, the Gilman Law LLP team of highly experienced lawyers has earned renown for tireless work on behalf of their clients on many of todayâs most challenging and important legal issues.

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If your child was born with a birth defect that may be related to an SSRI antidepressant, Gilman Law is here to help. Free case evaluations are available through Gilmanlawllp.com, or call Toll Free at 1-888-252-0048.

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