If you've been injured by antidepressants, we can help. the national law firm of Blizzard & Nabers is experienced in handling pharmaceutical law cases. Our firm has had over 25 years of experience in pharmaceutical law and standing up to big pharmaceutical companies. Our attorneys have in in-depth knowledge of FDA regulations, of how companies are required to label and market their drugs — and of the ways pharmaceutical companies have of working around these legal requirements. The pharmaceutical companies that manufacture antidepressants are driven by profit and, all too often, profit will take precedence over safety.
All of the antidepressants in the FDA warning fall in the category of seratonin reuptake inhibitors, or SSRIs. SSRIs have been controversial since their first introduction onto the market in the 1990s. Numerous studies have questioned the effectiveness of the drugs, and reports of severe side effects including suicidal and violent behaviors began to quickly accumulate. Many SSRI manufacturers have also come under scrutiny for particularly aggressive marketing techniques around antidepressants.
Now, with the new findings about birth defects these drugs are coming under even more scrutiny. One birth defect includes Omphalocele, a birth defect in which a child is born with the intestines, liver, and occasionally other organs outside of the abdomen because of a defect in the development of the abdominal wall muscles. Children of mothers who have taken SSRI antidepressants also have a much higher chance of being born with persistent pulmonary hypertension (PPHN), a potentially life-threatening respiratory condition that affects newborns.
If you or your child have been harmed by antidepressants, you have the right to seek compensation for your injuries.
We are currently handling antidepressant birth defect lawsuits for:
Prozac is the brand name of fluoxetine, an antidepressant manufactured and sold by Eli Lilly. Prozac has been linked to a number of severe birth defects.
The antidepressant Lexapro, manufactured by Forest Laboratories, has been linked to a number of severe birth defects, including abdominal defects and heart defects.
Celexa has been linked to a number of severe birth defects. If you or your child have been injured by Celexa, you have the right to seek compensation for your injuries.
Zoloft and its generic form sertraline have been linked to a number of severe birth defects. If you or a family member have been harmed by Zoloft, you have the right to seek compensation for your injuries.
Effexor is the brand name of venlafaxine, an antidepressant first sold by Wyeth and now by Pfizer. Effexor has been shown to cause a number of severe and dangerous birth defects, including abdominal birth defects, anal atresia, heart defects, craniosynostosis, pulmonary stenosis, limb defects and genital defects.
Autism and Antidepressants
Antidepressants such as Zoloft, Lexapro, Celexa, Effexor, and Prozac have been linked to an increased chance of giving birth to a child with autism or an autism-spectrum disorder. If your child has been harmed, you have the right to seek compensation.
If you or your child have been injured due to an antidepressant, the lawyers of Blizzard & Nabers are here to help. For a free case review from an experienced pharmaceutical lawyer, contact us by email or call us at 1-800-349-0127. All pharmaceutical liability cases are handled on a contingency basis.