Rhode Island SSRI Injury Attorney

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Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are a class of antidepressants that are prescribed for a variety of disorders, but mainly depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive and bipolar disorder. SSRIs have been around for decades, but recent reports indicate pregnant women who take SSRIs during pregnancy are at risk to giving birth to a baby with a severe or life-threatening injury.

If you have taken an SSRI such as Paxil, Zoloft or Celexa, talk to a Rhode Island SSRI injury attorney today. You deserve to be compensated for any costs associated with your child’s injury, so be sure to consult a qualified product liability lawyer about your situation.

Injuries Resulting from SSRI use During Pregnancy

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According to a National Birth Defects Prevention Study in 2001, researchers discovered that expecting mothers who took an SSRI were twice more likely to deliver a baby with a birth defect. Some of these injuries included:

  • Hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS)
  • Craniosynostosis, a premature closing of the skull bones
  • Persistent pulmonary hypertension in a newborn (PPHN)
  • Heart defects such as atrial or ventricular septal defects (defects in the walls of chambers in the heart)
  • Craniofacial defects, including cleft lip or cleft palate
  • Neural tube defects such as spina bifida or anencephaly
  • Limb malformation such as club foot
  • Omphalocele, an abdominal defect where the intestines or other abdominal organs protrude outside the abdomen

Like children who suffer from cerebral palsy or other birth-related injury, the birth defects resulting from a mother’s SSRI use can cause a lifetime of problems. Some of these conditions can be repaired through one or multiple surgeries, but others are permanent, leaving families to deal with ongoing medical expenses and lifelong care.

If you are a Rhode Island resident who has delivered a child with heart problem or other birth defect and you were taking an SSRI while pregnant, please contact our Rhode Island SSRI injury attorneys at 1-877-LOSS-RECOVER (567-7732) today. We look forward to hearing from you.