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Among the most common anti-depressants prescribed are selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or SSRIs, which include Paxil, Zoloft, Prozac, Lexapro and Celexa. They are prescribed for depression, anxiety disorder and other ailments.
What patients are not told is that this class of medication is linked to severe and sometimes fatal birth defects in babies if taken by a mother immediately before or during pregnancy. Several studies over the years have shown a link between maternal use of SSRI anti-depressants and defects of the heart, spine, limbs and other body parts. The risk of some birth defects can more than double if an expecting mother takes anti-depressants.
Below is just a sample of some of the defects studies have linked to maternal use of SSRI anti-depressants during pregnancy:
The companies that make these drugs have not warned expecting mothers that they are linked to birth defects in numerous studies. If you had a child with these or other birth defects, it may be simply because you took your medicine as prescribed.
The Law Offices of Brian D. Witzer wants to help you and your baby get justice. It wonâ€™t undo what happened, but it may get you compensation for treatments and for your suffering. Call us today at (888) WITZER-6.