Several recent studies have suggested that women who take selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) while pregnant may be more likely to deliver a child with abdominal, skull, or heart defects than women who do not use these anxiety and antidepressant medications. You may be eligible to file a Colorado birth defect lawsuit if you were prescribed Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil, Lexapro, Effexor, or another SSRI during pregnancy and your child suffered a birth defect or other complication. Contact Attorney Group for Colorado today for more information if your child experienced a birth defect that you feel was the result of your SSRI use during pregnancy.
What are SSRIs?
SSRIs are commonly prescribed for the treatment of depression and anxiety because they work to prevent the brain from absorbing serotonin, thereby boosting the user’s mood. However, while SSRIs have reduced anxiety and increased happiness for many, others have reportedly delivered babies with birth defects after taking these medications while pregnant. Several other adverse effects that a patient may experience while taking an SSRI include:
- Difficulty reaching orgasm
- Vomiting, nausea, diarrhea
- Increased risk of fractures
- Drowsiness, insomnia
- Bleeding into the gut
- Weight loss or gain
- Dry mouth
SSRIs and Birth Defects
You may be entitled to file a Colorado birth defect lawsuit to seek compensation for your infant’s condition if he or she was born with a birth defect that you believe developed as a result of your SSRI use while pregnant. According to women currently filing lawsuits, some of the most common birth defects include:
- Tetralogy of fallot
- Hypoplastic left heart syndrome
- Transportation of the great arteries
- Heart defects
- Coarctation of the aorta
- Spina bifida
Atrial septal defects, club foot, holes in the heart, and ventricular septal defects have also been reported in babies whose mothers took anxiety medications during pregnancy. Women currently pursuing claims for compensation allege that they were not adequately informed of the risks of taking SSRIs during their pregnancy and accuse manufacturers of neglecting to update the drugs’ warning labels to reflect this risk. If you believe you are eligible to file a Colorado birth defect lawsuit, contact Attorney Group for Colorado today to learn more about your options.
Considering Filing a Colorado Birth Defect Lawsuit?
If you or a loved one took SSRIs during pregnancy and delivered a baby with a birth defect, you may be entitled to file a Colorado birth defect lawsuit for compensation. Contact Attorney Group for Colorado today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation to help you determine whether you are eligible to file a Colorado birth defect lawsuit. If you are, we can connect you with an affiliated attorney who can file a Colorado birth defect lawsuit on your behalf and help you seek the compensation to which you may be entitled. Call today.