Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs), better known as “antidepressants,” are widely prescribed by doctors to combat symptoms stemming from moderate to severe depression. Some of the most common SSRIs on the market include Prozac, Paxil, Lexapro, Celexa and Zoloft.
There are many common side effects, such as nausea and dizziness, associated with SSRIs; however, recent studies show a dangerous link between SSRIs and birth defects in children whose mothers took an SSRI while pregnant and near the end of gestation. Among the birth defects caused by SSRIs are seizures, heart defects, spina bifida, abnormal muscle tone, and many other serious conditions.
Appropriate legal remedies may help cover medical expenses and other associated costs. If you or someone you know took an SSRI while pregnant, and then had a child with birth defects, please contact Slack & Davis for a free consultation. Our team of highly experienced professionals includes attorneys who have successfully fought pharmaceutical cases against Merck, Bayer and others, as well as a full-time legal nurse consultant.