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Paxil Birth Defects Lawsuits | Lawyer Attorney | Paxil Birth Defect Side Effects : Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn (PPHN), Heart defects, including atrial septal defects (ASD), ventral septal defects (VSD), cardiomyopathy, patent ductus arteriosus, tricuspid stenosis, bicuspid aortic valve, hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) and hypoplastic right heart syndrome (HRHS), Skeletal defects, including club foot, craniosynostosis and spina bifida, Abdominal defects, incluidng omphalocele, Brain (cognitive) defects, including anencephaly and autism
The nationwidely recognized defective drug lawyers of Wright & Schulte, LLC are currently reviewing a number of claims that taking Zoloft during pregnancy allegedly resulted in babies being born with serious birth defects. As one of the most popular SSRI antidepressant medications on the market, Zoloft was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1999 and is manufactured by Pfizer. However, eclipsing Zoloft’s popularity is the fact that this drug, which is also prescribed to treat anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder, has been found to increase the risk that babies will be born with the following birth defects, should their mother take this drug during pregnancy:
- Heart defects, which primarily involve abnormalities due to the heart not forming fully or properly and include atrial septal defects (ASD), ventral septal defects (VSD), cardiomyopathy, patent ductus arteriosus and tricuspid stenosis
- Lung defects, which result from the lungs not fully forming and primarily involve a condition known as persistent pulmonary hypertension (PPHN)
- Skeletal defects, which are abnormalities of any part of the baby’s bone structure and can include club foot, craniosynostosis and spina bifida
- Abdominal defects, which involves failure of the abdominal wall to fully form and can result in omphalocele
- Cognitive defects, which involve parts of the brain missing or forming abnormally, causing anencephaly and autism
At Wright & Schulte, LLC, our experienced defective drug attorneys know how birth defects can devastate a family. Our Zoloft lawyers are committed to helping injured babies and their families seek the compensation they deserve. Although no amount of money can ever make up for the damage Zoloft 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.
FDA Zoloft Birth Defects Warnings
In 2006, the FDA issued a Zoloft birth defects warning after reviewing the results of a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. According to the study, women who took Zoloft (or other SSRIs like Paxil) after the fifth month (or 20th week) of pregnancy were six times more likely to have a baby born with PPHN than women not taking this drug. [ http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/PostmarketDrugSafetyInformationforPatientsandProviders/ucm126522.htm ]
Despite this FDA Zoloft birth defects warning and the growing number of women reporting Zoloft birth defects, the FDA has yet to change the Pregnancy Category of this drug (it is currently classified as Category C, meaning that birth defects may have been reported but that more studies need to be done to fully evaluate the drug’s safety or dangers).
More Information About Zoloft Birth Defects Lawsuits
If you believe that taking Zoloft may have played a role in causing your child’s birth defect, the skilled Zoloft lawyers at Wright & Schulte, LLC strongly encourage you to learn more about your rights and receive a thorough evaluation of your case. Our Zoloft attorneys are committed to standing up for victims’ rights, and we can help build the strongest possible Zoloft lawsuit for those who qualify. To learn more about what you can do to hold Pfizer accountable, simply fill out the online form on the right, or give Wright & Schulte LLC a call, toll-free, at 1-800-399-0795.