July 1st, 2015|
Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate that as much as 11 percent of United States citizens over age 12 take some sort of antidepressant medication. A large majority of these individuals use a form of the drug known as a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI). What Americans may not realize though, is that using these drugs could cause health problems in unborn children.
One of the most common antidepressant birth defects being reported is persistent pulmonary hypertension. This is a condition in which blood flows abnormally to the heart and lungs, resulting in a lack of oxygen to the body.
Thousands of patients who have been afflicted with antidepressant birth defects have taken legal action against the companies that manufactured the medications they took. Now, it seems as though reports have emerged that may support the allegations that have been made against one of these companies.
According to an article from Bloomberg Business, reports from drug manufacturer, Pfizer, Inc., show the company new about problems with its drug Zoloft® for years, yet failed to take corrective action.
If your child was born with abnormalities after you took an antidepressant, you and your loved ones have legal rights that need to be protected. Speaking with a drug injury lawyer at our firm, Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin, is as easy as picking up the phone. Just call (800) 477-7315 to get in touch with a member of our legal staff and get the answers you need.