Contact Attorney Group for Arkansas today if you or someone you love took an SSRI while pregnant and delivered a baby with a birth defect. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your child’s condition, you may be eligible to file an SSRI lawsuit in Arkansas and recover damages for his or her medical expenses, pain and suffering, and more.
Overview of SSRIs
According to the manufacturers of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or SSRIs, these medications are intended to boost a patient’s mood by preventing serotonin from reabsorbing into the patient’s brain.
Are SSRIs Safe?
Along with mild side effects such as headache, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea, SSRIs have been linked to several severe and life-threatening health complications in babies whose mothers took the medications during pregnancy. If your child was born with one or more of the following complications, consider seeking legal counsel to determine whether you are eligible to file an SSRI lawsuit in Alabama:
- Transportation of the great arteries
- Spina bifida
- Heart defects
- Club foot
- Coarctation of the aorta
- Tetralogy of fallot
SSRI Lawsuits Filed in the U.S.
According to court documents, there are more than 521 Zoloft lawsuits currently pending in a multidistrict litigation that is underway in federal court in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Plaintiffs allege that their children were born with birth defects caused by the mothers’ SSRI use during pregnancy.
Plaintiffs allege that the manufacturers of Zoloft and other similar medications failed to adequately warn physicians and consumers of the potentially severe complications associated with their products, particularly in women who are pregnant. As a result, plaintiffs are seeking compensation for their children’s birth defects to help pay for their medical expenses, pain and suffering, and other damages.
Do You Need Help Determining if You Have an SSRI Lawsuit?
Contact Attorney Group for Arkansas today if you want additional information regarding your options if your child was born with severe birth defects and you believe that his or her condition was caused by your SSRI use during pregnancy. Your consultation is free and there is no obligation. If you decide to pursue a claim, we can also connect you with an affiliated attorney. Contact us today to learn more.