Effexor Lawsuit | Effexor Birth Defects Lawsuit

Effexor Lawsuit | Effexor Birth Defects Lawsuit

Women who suffer from depression and are considering getting pregnant face a dilemma that could have them choosing to take an antidepressant drug like Effexor (Venlafaxine Hydrochloride). There are a growing number of Effexor lawsuits filed by women across the country who claim that taking Effexor during their pregnancy caused them to give birth to a child with a rare and life-threatening birth defect.

The law firm of Wright & Schulte is investigating cases in which pregnant women who’ve taken Effexor have given birth to children with sometimes life-threatening birth defects. At Wright & Schulte, LLC, our experienced defective drug attorneys understand how devastating drug-related birth defects can be to a family, and our Effexor lawyers are dedicated to helping injured babies born with birth defects and their families seek the compensation they deserve. Although no amount of money can ever make up for the damage Effexor may have caused to your newborn, it can help pay for long-term treatments and expensive medical bills so you and your child can focus on the future. For a FREE Effexor Lawsuit | Effexor Birth Defects Lawsuit evaluation simply fill out the online form on the right, or give Wright & Schulte LLC a call, toll-free, at 1-800-399-0795.

Effexor is a selective serotonin/norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI) drug. It is most often prescribed to treat depression, anxiety, and mood disorders. It is similar to but not identical to another common class of antidepressant drugs known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs).
[ http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/PostmarketDrugSafetyInformationforPatientsandProviders/ucm106481.htm, FDA Drug Safety Information, updated Aug. 13, 2010 ]

Effexor Birth Defects Lawsuits Consolidated in Federal Court

On Aug. 6, 2013, the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation ordered that all lawsuits pending against Pfizer Inc. and Wyeth Pharmaceuticals dealing with birth defects allegedly caused by taking Effexor during a pregnancy be consolidated as part of a Multidistrict Litigation in a Pennsylvania court (In RE: Effexor (Venlafaxine Hydrochloride) Products Liability Litigation — MDL No. 2458).

According to court documents, the Effexor litigation will be heard before Judge Cynthia M. Rufe, who is already presiding over another similar MDL involving birth effects claims against the SSRI antidepressant Zoloft.
[ http://www.jpml.uscourts.gov/sites/jpml/files/MDL-2458-Initial_Transfer-07-13.pdf, Court Order-U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, Aug. 6, 2013 ]

FDA Warns of Rare Heart, Lung Birth Defect Linked to Use of Effexor During Pregnancy

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned in December 2011 that women taking selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant drugs faced a significantly increased risk of giving birth to children with birth defects.

Specifically, the FDA warned that babies born to mothers who took Effexor, a selective serotonin/norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI) drug and other selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressants were more likely to suffer from a rare heart and lung condition known as persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN).
[ http://www.fda.gov/drugs/drugsafety/ucm283375.htm, FDA Drug Safety Communication, Dec. 14, 2011 ]

About Wright & Schulte And Filing An Effexor Lawsuit | Effexor Birth Defects Lawsuit

The attorneys of Wright & Schulte LLC work every day to preserve the rights of personal injury victims, one case and one client at a time. If you or a loved one was affected by the dangerous side effects of Effexor and you’re looking for a personal injury law firm that will guarantee the caring, personalized and loyal representation you deserve, please do not hesitate to contact Wright & Schulte LLC today. For a free, no obligation legal evaluation of your Effexor lawsuit, simply fill out the online form on the right, or give Wright & Schulte LLC a call, toll-free, at 1-800-399-0795.

Effexor Lawsuit | Effexor Birth Defects Lawsuit Resources

[ http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/PostmarketDrugSafetyInformationforPatientsandProviders/ucm106481.htm, FDA Drug Safety Information, updated Aug. 13, 2010 ]

[ http://www.jpml.uscourts.gov/sites/jpml/files/MDL-2458-Initial_Transfer-07-13.pdf, Court Order-U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, Aug. 6, 2013 ]

[ http://www.fda.gov/drugs/drugsafety/ucm283375.htm, FDA Drug Safety Communication, Dec. 14, 2011 ]

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