Paroxetine Treatments May Increase Risk of Spontaneous Abortion

Are you a woman who is pregnant or may become pregnant and currently takes Paxil? If so, you should know that spontaneous abortion may be a potential side effect to the paroxetine treatment that you’ve been prescribed.

 

According to a recent study in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, the use of antidepressants like Paxil and other selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) was associated with an increased risk of spontaneous abortion. Although the risk was not overwhelming, it was statistically significant. And it was certainly cause for concern.

 

Many female patients want to know all of the potential side effects they face when their doctor prescribes them prescription medication. Unfortunately, some makers of dangerous drugs don’t take appropriate precautions to guard against unwary consumers. Tragically, too many of these patients – and their unborn children – pay the price.

 

Are you ready to find out more about the side effects associated with Paxil and other SSRIs, including spontaneous abortion? Are you concerned that your child may have been injured as a result of your antidepressant prescription? The legal experts at Fears Nachawati are prepared to help you answer these difficult questions.

 

For a free consultation with our experienced attorneys, call us at 1.866.545.8364 or email mn@fnlawfirm.com. We’re ready to fight for you!

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Understanding the Effects of Zoloft: Anal Atresia

You’ve probably heard about the risk of birth defects associated with Zoloft (sertraline) and other selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Since the early 1990s a large and growing number of children have been born with birth defects as a result of their pre-natal exposure to Zoloft through their mother’s prescription.

 

What you may not know is what kinds of birth defects Zoloft causes – and what those birth defects mean for victims and their families. Studies suggest that Zoloft can increase the likelihood of anal atresia by as much as 400 percent. Although it can take a variety of forms, anal atresia often refers to a malformation of the anus in which the colon remains close to the skin (low lesion) or in which the colon is unusually higher in the pelvic area and is connected to the bladder, urethra, or vagina (high lesion).

 

While surgical procedures can address anal atresia, usually an anal atresia surgery must occur within 24 hours of birth. As a result, these procedures are serious – and can threaten the life of the child.

 

The attorneys at Fears Nachawati are fighting to help the victims of Zoloft and other SSRIs. The birth defects this dangerous drug causes, such as anal atresia, are painful and serious. They causes patients and families physical pain and mental anguish. Has your child and your family suffered from your Zoloft prescription? Don’t wait another day to start your fight for justice. Contact us today! For a free consultation, call us at 1.866.545.8364 or email mn@fnlawfirm.com. We’re ready to fight for you!

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Pregnant and Depressed? Time to Talk to Your Physician

Lexapro (escitalopram) has received increasing amounts of attention from the medical and legal community in recent months. Several studies from leading health institutions and public advisories from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) point to a significant relationship between a pregnant woman’s consumption of Lexapro and other SSRI antidepressants and fetal development of persistent pulmonary hypertension (PPHN) and other serious birth defects.

 

Some doctors argue that the risks associated with a sudden cessation of antidepressant medication warrant the risk of birth defects. Numerous victims and their children, however, have a different story to tell. SSRI babies suffer not only from PPHN, a potentially fatal birth defect, but also irritability, difficulty feeding, and difficulty breathing in some cases.

 

Has your doctor prescribed Lexapro or another SSRI? Have you become pregnant while taking Lexapro? The risks to your child could be severe. It may be time to talk to your physician. And if your child has suffered as a result of your SSRI prescription, it may be time to talk to the dangerous drug experts at Fears Nachawati, too. Fight for your rights and the rights of your family by contacting us today. For a free consultation, call us at 1.866.545.8364 or email mn@fnlawfirm.com. We’re ready to fight for you!

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Beyond the 20th Week Marks Celexa Danger Zone

You probably know that dangerous drugs permeate the pharmaceutical marketplace. What you may not realize is that the risk of side effects with some drugs, including the SSRI antidepressant medication Celexa, changes over time. As medical studies have shown and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cautioned, infants born to mothers taking Celexa after the 20th week of pregnancy are six times more likely to have persistent pulmonary hypertension (PPHN) than mothers who do not take SSRI antidepressants during pregnancy.

 

The fact that risk levels vary over the life of your pregnancy is news to many patients – and many doctors. In fact, it’s a medical reality that some experts believe the pharmaceutical industry and Celexa manufacturers have done a poor job communicating to patients and the public.

 

Fears Nachawati is a law firm committed to protecting victims against reckless corporations, including the manufacturers of dangerous drugs like Celexa. Has an SSRI antidepressant caused your family physical pain or mental anguish? You don’t have to suffer in silence. Find out how to protect your rights by calling us today. For a free consultation, call us at 1.866.545.8364 or email mn@fnlawfirm.com

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One-Third of Mother's Prozac Transferred to Baby via Umbilical Cord

A recent study of the effects of Prozac (sertraline) on babies in the wombs of pregnant mothers found that fetal exposure to sertraline was approximately one-third of maternal exposure. Similar to the way that fetuses are affected by a pregnant woman’s ingestion of alcohol, mothers who continue to take Prozac (sertraline) during pregnancy expose their unborn children to significant amounts of this dangerous drug.

 

Prozac and other SSRIs, particularly when consumed during the first trimester, have been known to increase the risk of a series of birth defects which include such ailments as anal atresia, limb reduction, and omphalocele.

 

Fears Nachawati protects victims of Prozac and their families. If your child has suffered a birth defect, you should contact us immediately. For a free consultation, call us at 1.866.545.8364 or email mn@fnlawfirm.com. We’re ready to fight for you!

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Did You Discuss Zoloft's Possible Effect on Your Pregnancy with Your Physician?

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rendered a public health advisory warning recently in which it made absolutely clear that patients and physicians should discuss the potential effects of Zoloft and similar antidepressant SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) during pregnancy. In its advisory, the FDA specifically cited studies which identified the very real risk that newborns exposed to Zoloft and other SSRIs might develop persistent pulmonary hypertension (PPHN) and other birth defects.

 

The warnings from the FDA and respected medical journals about Zoloft and other SSRIs have been clear. Despite this, some physicians have failed in their duty to counsel their patients. Additionally, some experts question whether drug manufacturers appropriately responded to the PPHN risk, pointing to insufficiently informative package labels.

 

The attorneys at Fears Nachawati understand that the physical pain and mental anguish many families suffer today as a result of Zoloft is considerable. These victims deserve justice and our professionals work tirelessly to make sure that they get it. Was your child born with SSRI-related birth defects? Your family doesn’t have to suffer alone. Put our expertise and experience to work fighting for your rights. For your free consultation, call us at 1.866.545.8364 or email mn@fnlawfirm.com. We’re ready to fight for you!

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Lexapro Manufacturer Rocked by Legal Challenges

Forest Laboratories, the U.S. manufacturer of Lexapro, a dangerous antidepressant, has been involved in several Lexapro-related lawsuits in recent years. For instance, two employees filed whistleblower actions alleging that Forest illegally marketed Lexapro to children, among other allegations. Additionally, dozens of victims and their families have also accused Forest of its failure to warn consumers that Lexapro could encourage thoughts of suicide and cause violent behavior.

 

Now, the manufacturers of Lexapro are also under legal attack for their failure to warn pregnant women that this dangerous drug would put patients’ unborn children at risk of serious, permanent birth defects, including premature birth, miscarriage, clubbed foot, cleft lip, and spina bifida, to name just a few.

 

Fortunately for Lexapro victims like you and your family, the legal experts at Fears Nachawati are fighting back. You, your child, and your family deserve justice for the physical pain and mental anguish Forest Laboratories’ dangerous product has caused. Contact us today to find out how we can help you. For your free consultation, call 1.866.545.8364 or email mn@fnlawfirm.com

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Celexa Found in Breast Milk

Many mothers mistakenly believe that the risk associated with Celexa and other citalopram treatments exists only during pregnancy. While Celexa’s pregnancy-related risks are very real, particularly during the final trimester, the reality is that women who take Celexa while they are nursing put their children at risk of ingesting citalopram through breast milk. The side effects of neonatal exposure can be significant and may include excessive somnolence, decreased feeding, and weight loss, among others.

 

Fears Nachawati is committed to protecting mothers, infants, and families against dangerous drugs, such as Celexa and other selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), their insufficient warnings, and tragic effects. If your child was born with SSRI-related birth defects, you should give us a call. The consultation is free and the information we can provide you could dramatically improve your family’s life. Contact us today by calling 1.866.545.8364 or emailing mn@fnlawfirm.com. We can help.

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Prozac: The Third Trimester Threat

A University of California study found that Prozac (fluoxetine) contributed to birth abnormalities in children whose mother took fluoxetine treatments during her pregnancy. Specifically, the study revealed that these children experienced three or more minor abnormalities twice as frequently as normal babies.

 

Birth defects were most common when babies were exposed to fluoxetine during the third trimester. Consider that these children were more than twice as likely to need special attention after birth, five times more likely to be delivered prematurely, and nearly nine times more likely to experience poor neonatal adaptation, such as respiratory difficulty, cyanosis, and jitteriness.

 

What does this mean for your family? Regardless of whether your child was born in 1999 or 2009, his exposure to fluoxetine through Prozac or another SSRI antidepressant may have contributed to the birth defects he battles today. Are you ready to find out whether your child’s birth defects were the result of Prozac? To take the first step, give the legal experts at Fears Nachawati a call. We’re prepared to help you determine the right way forward for your family. For your free consultation, call us at 1.866.545.8364 or email mn@fnlawfirm.com. We’re ready to fight for you!

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OBGYNs to Pregnant Women: Just Say No to Paxil

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has been clear in their recommendations to women who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant: avoid use of Paxil (paroxetine), if possible. In a committee opinion, ACOG highlighted reports of fetal cardiac defects and newborn persistent pulmonary hypertension, among other damaging side effects, related to the use of Paxil (paroxetine) and similar selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) during pregnancy.

 

Multiple studies have confirmed the wisdom of ACOG’s advice. Although all SSRIs pose risks on pregnant women – and the child growing inside them – Paxil (paroxetine) increases the risk of a variety of congenital birth defects by more than 150 percent.

 

Fears Nachawati has the experience and expertise to help Paxil victims like you and your family. Having represented numerous clients coping with the effects of dangerous drugs like Paxil and other SSRIs, our team of legal experts are prepared to fight for your right to justice, whether at the negotiating table or in the courtroom. To find out everything you need to learn about your rights under the law, contact us today. For a free consultation, call us at 1.866.545.8364 or email mn@fnlawfirm.com

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Most Prescribed Antidepressant in the U.S. Is More Dangerous Than You Think

Doctors wrote nearly 30,000,000 Zoloft (sertraline) prescriptions in 2007, making it the most prescribed antidepressant in the U.S. market. Although some argue that its side effects are less significant and threatening than other antidepressants, the harsh reality is that women in their first trimester face considerably enhanced risks as a result of their Zoloft prescription. The children of women who took Zoloft in the first three months of their pregnancy have a six-fold increase in the likelihood of omphalocele, a four-fold increase for anal atresia and limb reduction, and a two-fold increase for septal defects.

 

Most disconcerting is that for years drug manufacturers provided insufficient warning to prescribing doctors and their patients. As a result of unsatisfactory warnings and a defective, dangerous product, thousands of families have been injured.

 

Families like yours deserve justice. Fortunately for you and your loved ones, the dangerous drug experts at Fears Nachawati are prepared to fight for Zoloft victims across the country. We know what it takes to protect your legal rights and secure the compensation that you deserve. Contact our experienced, committed professionals today for your free consultation. Call us at 1.866.545.8364 or email mn@fnlawfirm.com

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Birth Defect Lawyer - How to select the right Birth Defect Attorney or Birth Defect Law Firm

Birth Defect lawyers with experience handling the following lawsuits - Zoloft Claims, Lexapro Claims, Paxil Claims, Celexa Claims, Welbutrin Claims, Prozac Claims and Effexor Claims - are essential to obtaining the best possible legal result.  Anti-depressants listed above have been linked to Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension and other heart defects, lung defects, gastro defects, physical deformities, spina bifida, cranial deformities, club foot, and cleft palate.  These conditions are often irreversible and even if surgery is an option, children are frequently hampered by these birth defects for life.  Manufacturers of these dangerous drugs linked to birth defects include Eli Lily, Pfizer, Wyeth, Glaxo Smith Kline, and Forest Laboratories.  There are also several generic manufacturers. Our Nationwide Drug Injury Law Firm, Fears | Nachawati, is providing free legal information and free drug injury consultations to parents and families who have children born with birth defects or have a baby with a birth defect.  Birth Defect Lawsuits are being filed nationwide.  If you took Zoloft, Paxil, Prozac, Lexapro, Celexa, Effexor or Welbutrin while pregnant and your child has birth defects, our law firm encourages you to contact us to speak to one of the Top Pharmaceutical Lawyers in the Nation - Majed Nachawati.  Free birth defect consultations from our Birth Defect Attorneys are available 24/7.  Our toll free number is 1.866.545.8364 or you can email us at mn@fnlawfirm.com.  

Legal Commentary Author - Birth Defect Lawyer - Majed Nachawati - Mr. Nachawati has been recognized as a Top Pharmaceutical and Mass Torts Lawyer and was recognized as a Super Lawyer. He is active in Pharmaceutical Cases on a Nationwide Basis.  His Legal Biography can be found here:

 http://www.superlawyers.com/texas/lawyer/Majed-Nachawati/78072729-2862-44a2-bde9-aafdeed8dba0.html

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Zoloft Lawsuits, Paxil Lawsuits, Prozac Lawsuits continue to rise over Birth Defect Claims

Our Zoloft lawyers, Paxil lawyers, and Prozac lawyers are providing free Birth Defect Legal Consultations on a Nationwide Basis. Birth defect lawsuits are being filed by our firm, Fears | Nachawati, www.druginjurylegalcenter.com, on a daily basis.  Zoloft lawsuits, Paxil lawsuits, and Prozac lawsuits are being filed on behalf of women who took one of these dangerous drugs during their pregnancy, which caused them to give birth to a child with birth defects.  Birth defects include lung defects, heart surgeries, cranial deformities, club foot and cleft palate.  Free advice on the dangers of Zoloft, Paxil and Prozac is being given by our pharmaceutical lawyers on a daily basis.  If you or a loved one has taken Zoloft, Paxil or Prozac, and you have a child with birth defects, call us for information at 1.866.545.8364 or by email at mn@fnlawfirm.com. Legal help is available to parents who have a child or children born with birth defects. Call us today, as you may be entitled to cash compensation.

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