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Tricuspid Atresia (TA) Congenital Birth Defects in Children Linked to Antidepressants if Taken by Mothers While Pregnant

Tricuspid Atresia (TA) Congenital Birth Defects in Children Linked to Antidepressants if Taken by Mothers While Pregnant

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is actively handling tricuspid atresia lawsuits in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know took an antidepressant while pregnant and your child has tricuspid atresia, you should contact us immediately. You may be entitled to compensation and our law firm can help.

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 [antidepressant-induced 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 congenital birth defects when taken during pregnancy.”

Tricuspid Atresia (TA): An Overview

Tricuspid atresia is a congenital heart birth defect in which the tricuspid valve between two of the heart’s chambers hasn’t formed. Instead, there’s solid tissue between the chambers. As a result, blood can’t flow through the heart and into the lungs to pick up oxygen as it normally would. The result is the lungs can’t supply the rest of your baby’s body with the oxygen it needs. Children born with tricuspid atresia tire easily, are often short of breath and have blue-tinged skin. TA is also frequently accompanied by transposition of the great arteries and pulmonary atresia.

Which Antidepressants have been linked to Tricuspid Atresia?

The following antidepressants are linked to the development of tricuspid atresia in newborn babies, infants, and children if their mothers took them while pregnant:

  • Paxil (Paroxetine)
  • Zoloft (Sertraline)
  • Celexa (Citalopram)
  • Prozac (Fluoxetine)
  • Lexapro (Escitalopram)
  • Symbyax (fluoxetine and olanzapine)
  • Wellbutrin (Bupropion)
  • Effexor (Venlafaxine)

Tricuspid Atresia: Signs & Symptoms

Signs and symptoms of TA are typically noticed shortly after birth. Common symptoms may include blue color of the skin & lips, rapid or labored breathing, rapid heart rate, and cool clammy skin. These symptoms may resemble other medical conditions or heart problems, so it is important to always consult your child’s physician for a diagnosis.

Do I Have a Tricuspid Atresia (TA) Lawsuit?

Our attorneys are currently accepting tricuspid atresia cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know took an antidepressant during pregnancy and your child was born with TA, you should contact us immediately. You may be entitled to compensation and we can help. Please use the form below to contact our Defective Drug & Products Liability Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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