Prozac: Helping Mothers, Hurting Children?

November 8, 2011

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) such as Prozac have demonstrated numerous health benefits for women suffering from depression. Since 2005, however, an increasing number of studies have shown that SSRIs substantially increase the risk that pregnant women impose on their unborn children. A meaningful number of these children have been found to suffer from debilitating, potentially fatal birth defects, including cardiac ailments like atrial or ventricular septal defects and persistent pulmonary hypertension (PPHN).

 

While it’s clear that these children require immediate medical attention, potentially including risky surgeries, it is not clear what the full extent of SSRI-effects may be. As these children grow up, will they be susceptible to other kinds of diseases or medical conditions? Will they be able to have the kind of full, happy, and healthy lives that they would have enjoyed in the absence of their SSRI injury?

 

Fears Nachawati is prepared to explore these important legal, health, and financial issues for you and your family. If you took Prozac or another SSRI during your pregnancy, you owe it to yourself, you child, and your loved ones to find out whether your rights were violated by the manufacturer of these dangerous drugs. Let us help you! For a free consultation, call us at 1.866.545.8364 or email mn@fnlawfirm.com

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