Antidepressant Drugs

Antidepressants are prescription drugs used to treat symptoms of depression. They also are prescribed to treat a variety of other psychological conditions, such as anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and more. Certain types of antidepressants, including selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), have been linked to birth defects in the children of women who take the drugs while pregnant.

If you or someone you love took an SSRI antidepressant and your child developed birth defects, the serotonin reuptake inhibitor lawyers at Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough want to help you. We have the experience and the knowledge to build a strong drug injury case, and we’ll do our best to get you the money you deserve for your child’s medical bills. Contact us at (800) 210-8503 or fill out a free initial consultation form.

SSRI Birth Defects Dangers

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration linked the use of SSRIs during pregnancy with a serious heart and lung condition called persistent pulmonary hypertension (PPHN). This condition causes a baby’s blood to not receive enough oxygen when it passes through the heart, which puts stress on the body and can lead to rapid breathing, rapid heart rate, and even death if untreated.

At Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough, we know how devastating birth defects like PPHN can be, especially when they develop after taking a drug that was supposed to be safe. Our selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor lawyers want to fight for your family’s rights to compensation. We’ve helped thousands of clients move forward with their lives after drug injuries—now let us help you, too.

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