SSRI Pregnancy And Heart Defects In Babies

Dangerous Antidepressant Drugs

It is always tragic when children are born with birth defects, but when the situation could have been avoided, it is catastrophic. If you are a mother who was taking antidepressant drugs and your child was born with a birth defect or suffered a wrongful death, our Iowa defective drug lawyers can help you obtain compensation for your family's suffering.

At Galligan Reid PC, we have been representing victims of dangerous drugs and medical devices for more than 25 years. Our Des Moines Zoloft birth defects attorneys take a strategic, aggressive approach to our clients' legal matters. We focus on helping our clients with every aspect of their recovery. We will handle your case with professionalism and care, and we will walk you through every stage of your case.

Birth Defects Resulting From Mothers Taking SSRI Drugs During Pregnancy

SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) are a category of antidepressant drugs that include Zoloft (generic: sertraline), Lexapro (generic: escitalopram), Paxil (generic: paroxetine), Celexa (generic: citalopram) and Prozac (generic: fluoxetine). These drugs are taken to alleviate symptoms of serious depression, but the side effects are tragic. When taken by pregnant women, especially in the earliest stages of pregnancy, these drugs have been linked to birth defects that include:

  • Persistent pulmonary hypertension
  • Congenital heart conditions
  • Congenital lung conditions

If you have a child with any of these conditions and you were prescribed antidepressant drugs during your pregnancy, contact our lawyers. We can discuss the possibility of a dangerous drug lawsuit.

Contact Des Moines Zoloft Birth Defects Attorneys ∙ Galligan Reid PC

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