PPHN Babies Face Life Threatening Condition

November 1, 2011

What does it really mean for your child to have persistent pulmonary hypertension (PPHN)? You may be aware that Prozac (fluoxetine) and other selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) may cause PPHN when pregnant mothers continue their antidepressant prescription, but you may not understand what that really means.

 

PPHN means intensive medical care. It means extremely risky surgeries and high blood pressure in a newborn’s lungs that may result in oxygen deprivation. It means late nights at the hospital, expensive treatments, and in some cases, the death of an infant and the parental anguish that so often accompanies the loss of a child.

 

It’s a shock to many Americans when they realize that SSRIs increase the probability of an infant developing PPHN by 600 percent. Moreover, mothers who take Prozac and other SSRIs late in their pregnancy particularly elevate the risks to their child.

 

The attorneys at Fears Nachawati are fighting for families like yours. If your child suffers from SSRI-induced PPHN, you may have a viable legal case. The painful reality is that for many years the makers of Prozac and other dangerous drugs failed to appropriately warn both patients and the doctors who cared for them. Join our class action suit! Find out how by contacting us at 1.866.545.8364 or email mn@fnlawfirm.com

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