Prozac was recently linked to birth defects, but not until thousands of babies were irreversibly harmed by the drug. The manufacturer, Eli Lilly, put Prozac (fluoxetine) on the market without adequately examining its potential side effects and failed to warn pregnant mothers of the danger.
When drug manufacturers risk the health of the public in the interest of profits, they must be held accountable. At Simon Eisenberg & Baum, we help victims and their families recover damages for the harm they've suffered from serious drug side effects. Our defective drug attorneys have the experience and resources to skillfully handle the challenges involved in Prozac lawsuits.
If your child was born with a birth defect after you took an SSRI antidepressant while pregnant, contact our Prozac attorneys to explore your legal options. We offer free initial consultations. Contact us online or call 888-246-6083 to schedule a meeting with a Prozac lawsuit lawyer.
Fluoxetine Side Effects News
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued alerts warning of the serious health risks that fluoxetine presents to unborn babies. The FDA reviewed several studies and cautioned that infants were six times as likely to suffer persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN) when their mothers took Prozac - or other SSRIs such as Zoloft - after their 20th week of pregnancy.
PPHN is a potentially deadly condition, associated with substantially higher rates of infant death and life-threatening birth defects. Other birth defects commonly linked to fluoxetine include:
- Cranial skull defects (craniosynostosis)
- Abdominal wall defects (omphalocele and gastroschisis)
- Esophageal stenosis
- Spina bifida
- Club foot
- Anal atresia
Yet perhaps the most common - and most devastating - Prozac birth defects involve the heart. Fluoxetine has been linked to heart defects such as:
- Atrial septal defects (ASD)
- Ventral or ventricular septal defects (VSD)
- Heart valve defects
- Tricuspid valves (Ebstein's anomaly)
- Mitral valve
- Hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS)
- Hypoplastic right heart syndrome (HRHS)
- Atresia of the heart
- Tricuspid atresia
- Pulmonary atresia
- Stenosis of the heart
- Aortic stenosis
- Tricuspid valve stenosis
- Pulmonary stenosis
- Tetralogy of Fallot
- Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA)
- Truncus arteriosus
- Heart murmur
If your child was born with any heart defect related to Prozac use, you should explore your legal options with a defective drug attorney.
Speak With a Prozac Attorney
A Prozac lawsuit cannot reverse your child's birth defect, but it can help get you and your child financial compensation for medical treatment and pain and suffering. An injury claim also holds the drug manufacturer accountable for the dangerous drug it placed on the market; perhaps your action will help prevent others from suffering a similar tragedy.
To arrange a free initial consultation with a Prozac lawsuit lawyer, contact us online or call 888-246-6083. Simon Eisenberg & Baum is a New York injury law firm that is highly respected throughout the country; we help Prozac birth defect victims throughout the U.S. Schedule a free consultation to learn how we may help you and your child.