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Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn (PPHN) Birth Defects Linked to SSRI Antidepressants if Taken During Pregnancy

Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn (PPHN) Birth Defects Linked to SSRI Antidepressants if Taken During Pregnancy

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is actively handling Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn (PPHN) birth defect lawsuits in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know took an SSRI antidepressant while pregnant and your child has developed PPHN, you should contact us immediately. You may be entitled to compensation and our law firm can help.

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Michael E. Schmidt of The Schmidt Firm, PLLC has stated, “Our law firm has represented thousands of victims in pharmaceutical side effect and recall cases, however being a father of four, this particular litigation [SSRI birth defects] really strikes home. We are actively representing the children and families affected by the manufacturer’s inability to warn the mothers of the potential for SSRI-induced birth defects when taken during pregnancy.”

UPDATE: Risk of PPHN Doubled in Women who Took Antidepressants

Researchers who studied 30,000 women who took antidepressants during pregnancy have found that the risk of PPHN was doubled for babies born to mothers who took SSRI antidepressants during pregnancy. The link was strongest when women took the medications late in pregnancy. The research was announced in January 2012. The researchers said that women who are pregnant and suffer from depression should talk to their doctor about the possible slight increased risk to their unborn child. Depression is also a serious illness, and may worsen without treatment. The risk of PPHN increases from 1.2 per 1,000 to 2.1 per 1,000 when a pregnant woman takes an SSRI antidepressant during pregnancy.

What SSRI Antidepressants Are Linked to Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn (PPHN) Birth Defects?

The following SSRI antidepressants are linked to the development of PPHN in infants, babies and children if their mothers took them during pregnancy.

  • Celexa®
  • Lexapro®
  • Paxil®
  • Prozac®
  • Symbyax®
  • Wellbutrin®
  • Zoloft®
  • Effexor®

Do I Have a Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn (PPHN) Birth Defect Lawsuit?

Again, If you or somebody you know took an SSRI antidepressant while pregnant and your child has a lung defect, you should contact us immediately. You may be entitled to compensation and our law firm can help.

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