Celexa® Injury Lawyers

Citalopram, also known as Celexa®, is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant medication. The drug works by increasing levels of serotonin, a chemical in the brain responsible for feelings of happiness and well-being. It’s often prescribed to people who are suffering from conditions such as major depressive disorder, anxiety, panic disorder, and more.

A 2011 U.S. Food and Drug Administration report says that the unborn children of women who take Celexa may have increased risks of developing birth defects.

If you or someone you love took Celexa and gave birth to a child with birth defects, you may be eligible for compensation for expenses resulting from the child’s injuries. The drug injury lawyers at Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough are here to help—call us at (800) 210-8503 or fill out a free initial consultation form.

Types of Celexa® Injuries

Taking Celexa during pregnancy is associated with many different birth defects, such as:

  • Craniosynostosis
    This condition occurs when the joints in an infant’s skull close too soon and the brain doesn’t have enough room to develop. This may result in impaired vision and mental development.
  • Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension (PPHN)
    PPHN is a potentially fatal condition that results in a newborn’s blood being directed away from the lungs because of problems with the circulatory system.
  • Cleft Palate
    A cleft palate occurs when a developing baby’s mouth fails to fully develop while in the womb. This condition can cause psychological problems and physical discomfort, and it may require surgery to correct.

These Celexa side effects can have serious lifelong consequences for your family, as your child may require expensive medical treatments, medications, and constant care and attention. This can be a difficult time, but our Celexa lawyers are here for you.

We Want to Help

You shouldn’t have to suffer because of the drug manufacturer’s negligence. Get Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough on your side, and let us help you get the money you deserve. We’ve helped thousands of families who suffered because of drug-related birth defects, and now we want to help you, too. Call today.

Celexa® is a registered trademark of Forest Laboratories, Inc.

This law firm is not associated with, sponsored by, or affiliated with Forest Laboratories, Inc., or the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.