The Responsibilities of SSRI Drug Manufacturers

January 12, 2012

Members of the pharmaceutical industry have an obligation to produce and distribute safe drugs. In the event that the drugs they manufacture carry any risks or potential side effects, drug makers have a duty to warn the users of their products – both the patients who ingest them and the physicians who prescribe them – of those risks.

 

Tragically, for thousands of Americans, several drug manufacturers failed both in their duty to produce a safe product and their obligation to warn consumers of the risks associated with these dangerous drugs. What’s particularly surprising is that this dual failure was not merely associated with a single drug, but with an entire class of drugs known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). These drugs, such as Lexapro (escitalopram), may have been effective at combating depression, but they imposed very serious – and potentially fatal – risks on the fetuses of pregnant patients.

 

Fortunately, the attorneys at Fears Nachawati are fighting for injured SSRI patients. Did you take Lexapro or another SSRI? Has your child exhibited the birth defects associated with fetal SSRI exposure? Talk to our legal counselors and professionals today. You may be entitled to relief and damages associated with the pain and suffering your family has experienced. Your free consultation is just a phone call or email away. Contact us today by calling 1.866.545.8364 or emailing mn@fnlawfirm.com. We can help you.

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