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Tricuspid Valve Stenosis in Children Linked to Antidepressants if Taken by Mothers During Pregnancy

Tricuspid Valve Stenosis in Children Linked to Antidepressants if Taken by Mothers During Pregnancy

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is actively handling tricuspid valve stenosis lawsuits in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know took an antidepressant while pregnant and your child has tricuspid valve stenosis, 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.”

What is Tricuspid Valve Stenosis?

The tricuspid valve is located between the right atrium and the right ventricle of the heart. It is the largest of the four valves in the heart. Tricuspid valve stenosis is a congenital (present at birth) defect characterized by a narrowing or stiffening of the opening in the valves, which causes increased resistance to blood flow through the valve. As a result, the atrium is enlarged and the pressure in the right atrium is raised. Tricuspid valve disorders may produce heart murmurs that can be heard by use of a stethoscope.

What Antidepressants Have Been Linked to Tricuspid Valve Stenosis?

The following antidepressants are linked to the development of tricuspid valve stenosis 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 Valve Stenosis Symptoms

The signs and symptoms of tricuspid valve stenosis range from mild to severe. Symptoms typically develop when narrowing of the valve is severe and can include:

  • Chest pain (angina) or tightness
  • Feeling faint or fainting with exertion
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fatigue
  • Heart palpitations — sensations of a rapid, fluttering heartbeat
  • Heart murmur

Do I Have a Tricuspid Valve Stenosis Lawsuit?

Our attorneys are currently accepting tricuspid valve stenosis cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know took an antidepressant during pregnancy and your child was born with tricuspid valve stenosis, 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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