SSRI Birth Defect Lawyer in Boise, Idaho
If your family has been a victim of an antidepressant birth defect, you could be entitled to compensation. An Idaho SSRI birth defects lawyer can help you. Antidepressant medications – also known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or SSRI’s – are commonly prescribed medications in the United States. However, as more and more mothers are facing depression or depressive symptoms during pregnancy, obstetricians are turning to antidepressant medications for treatment. The side effects of SSRI use during pregnancy have not been widely studied, however, it is becoming clearer that the use of antidepressant medications by pregnant women can cause substantial birth defects and birth injuries. There are a variety of birth injuries and birth defects that are associated with SSRI use during pregnancy, and can include:
- Persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN)
- Heart and lung defects including holes in the heart valves
- Water on the brain, also known as hydrocephalus
- Abdominal birth defects such as Omphalocele
- Craniosynostosis, or a misshapen head
Most SSRI’s have been associated with some form of birth defect, and if you or a loved one have been diagnosed with any of the above defects and were exposed to antidepressant medications in utero, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Antidepressant medications that have been linked to serious birth defects include:
- Fluoxetine (Prozac)
- Escitalopram (Lexapro)
- Citalopram (Celexa)
- Paroxetine (Paxil)
- Sertraline (Zoloft)
Babies exposed to SSRI’s in utero with resulting birth defects can be severely debilitated for life, especially if they were exposed to the medications during the first trimester, when the vital organs were in development. Antidepressant birth defects are hard on both the child and the family, and can cause extensive medical expenses, lost wages and emotional trauma. If you are the parent of a child with a birth defect, you may be wondering how the defect will affect your child’s future, how you can make your child’s life as normal as possible with the defect and most of all, how you are going to get the money you need to cover your child’s medical expenses and specialized care.
Contact An Idaho SSRI Birth Defects Lawyer As Soon As Possible To Find Out If You Have A Case
If you believe that you or a loved one is suffering from an antidepressant medication induced birth defect, contact Rossman Law Group. Our SSRI birth defect lawyers can help you file an antidepressant birth defect lawsuit. We are compassionate, understanding and dedicated to helping you get the compensation you deserve. An Idaho based birth defects lawyer is ready to help you now.