Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), a powerful class of drugs commonly used to treat depression, can have profound, unintended consequences on a child who experiences in utero exposure. According to a recent study, for instance, women who took SSRIs like Prozac, Paxil, or Zoloft were twice as likely to have children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and four times as likely to have autism if their mother ingested autism during the first trimester.

 

“What did you know?” and “When did you know it?” These are two particularly important questions in this area of the law. For many women, the act of taking an antidepressant wasn’t necessarily the result of a legal wrong. Taking an antidepressant without being told of its potential side effects, on the other hand, is something altogether different. You deserve full disclosure from the maker of a powerful drug like Zoloft; if you received less than a complete understanding of the risks, you may have experienced a legal harm that entitles you to compensation.

 

Want to find out more about your rights under the law? The attorneys at the Dallas firm of Fears Nachawati are prepared to answer your questions and advise you of your rights and responsibilities under the law. For your free consultation, call us at 1.866.545.8364 or email mn@fnlawfirm.com. We’re ready to help you.

Thousands of families have been surprised to learn that their newborn came into the world having suffered a medical injury caused by a careless drug manufacturer. The sad irony for many families is that the womb in which the child was being carried, the part of his or her mother most closely associated with safety and protection, was the place where he or she was injured.

 

In an effort to combat natal depression, some expecting mothers take antidepressants such as Prozac, Lexapro, or Zoloft without realizing the possibility that their child may be hurt in the process. If your newborn suffers from persistent pulmonary hypertension (PPHN) or one of several cardiac, behavior, or physical conditions, your family may have suffered a legal wrong. As with all legal wrongs, you may be able to successfully avail yourselves of your legal rights and remedies.

 

An experienced attorney with the Dallas law firm of Fears Nachawati may be able to help you understand your options in the aftermath of your family’s Prozac or other SSRI-related injury. With years of experience, we’re prepared to advise you on the many challenges you face and guide your thinking as to what your next steps should be. For your free consultation, call us at 1.866.545.8364 or email mn@fnlawfirm.com

The birth defects related to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are numerous, painful, and life-altering. If your child has suffered from a cardiac birth condition, such as tetrology of fallout, hypoplastic left heart, or septal defect, or from a non-heart-related birth defect, such as spina bifida, cleft palate, or club foot, you may want to consider visiting with not only medical professionals, but legal counselors, too.

 

The law protects the victims of a personal injury, including injuries that occur to infants before their birth. The size of a legal recovery and the amount of time spent in litigation can vary, but what is unchanging is that a patient and victim must successfully allege certain factual and legal realities if the plaintiff is to succeed.

 

What are those realities? What might separate you and your family from the kind of sizeable financial recovery capable of off-setting your medical costs? The attorneys at the Dallas law firm of Fears Nachawati know these factual and legal issues well and can give you the advice and direction you need to successfully pursue your claims. For your free consultation, call us at 1.866.545.8364 or email mn@fnlawfirm.com

Pregnancy is a tough time for many women. Their physical, emotional, and hormonal changes can be significant. These changes can have a significant collateral effect, too. A 2009 study by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists found that 23 percent of women have at least one depressive episode during pregnancy.

 

To counteract these episodes, many women suffering depressive symptoms turn to a group of antidepressants known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). SSRIs like Lexapro, Paxil, and Prozac, among others, can have positive effects. A study in the medical journal Human Reproduction, however, determined that pregnant SSRI patients face a higher likelihood of complications, birth defects, preterm birth, and miscarriage.

 

Did you experience physical or emotional pain as a result of your SSRI prescription during pregnancy? Do you suspect that your SSRI medication may have contributed to a negative health outcome related to your pregnancy? If the answer to either of these questions is yes, your legal rights may have been affected. To find out whether this legal harm entitles you to a financial remedy, contact the professionals at the law firm of Fears Nachawati today. With years of experience, we know how to help and advise you. For your free consultation, call us at 1.866.545.8364 or email mn@fnlawfirm.com

For many families, the feelings associated with a newborn’s selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) injury include anger, guilt, confusion, and depression. Pulling at those emotional scabs can reveal painful emotions for many family members. However, it can also uncover important information that can help with the healing process.

 

Sadly, every year, thousands of children are born with SSRI-related health effects, like persistent pulmonary hypertension (PPHN) and other severe physical birth defects. These birth defects are generally related to the fact their mother ingested an SSRI depression medication during pregnancy.

 

In many cases, the makers of SSRI medications like Zoloft, Celexa, and Lexapro failed to fully or appropriately communicate the full set of risks associated with their medication. In turn, some women took actions they would have never otherwise taken.

 

Have your family members’ lives been unexpectedly and significantly changed as a result of your child’s fetal SSRI exposure? If you’re like thousands of other parents, what you didn’t know about Lexapro or Zoloft did hurt you. Talk to the professionals at the Dallas firm of Fears Nachawati to learn more about your rights and your potential remedies. For your free consultation, call us at 1.866.545.8364 or email mn@fnlawfirm.com

In response to unanticipated birth defect risks associated with a particular class of antidepressants, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently required the maker of Paxil, a member of this class of drugs, to adopt more cautionary language for its label.

 

The FDA’s decision was an attempt to underscore the risks associated with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) like Paxil. When regularly ingested by a pregnant woman, SSRIs have the potential to cause serious complications with her unborn child. Although perhaps the infamous, persistent pulmonary hypertension (PPHN) is just one of several adverse events related to SSRIs such as Paxil.

 

The research is clear that Paxil can be a dangerous and harmful drug. If you or your family have suffered as the result of a prescription antidepressant, you should speak to the attorneys and professionals at Fears Nachawati to learn if your legal rights were violated. For your free consultation, call 1.866.545.8364 or email mn@fnlawfirm.com

If your child suffered an SSRI-related injury such as persistent pulmonary hypertension (PPHN), it may be wise to speak with a dedicated and knowledgeable attorney at Fears Nachawati about the legal effects of your family’s physical pain, emotional suffering, medical costs, and lost wages.

 

For a tragic number of families, a pregnant mother’s prescription antidepressant, such as Lexapro, Celexa, or Prozac, to name a few, impacts her in utero child’s development. This class of drugs, known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), is powerful and dangerous. More than a few children have been born with physical, chemical, and behavioral birth defects requiring considerable attention from doctors and parents.

 

There’s a legal question that many families are asking of the makers of these drugs: when it comes to side effects, what did you know and when did you know it? In so far as drug manufacturers knew of the risks of these medications and didn’t protect or warn patients, they may be legally responsible.

 

Find out if a legal action is right for your family and, if so, what steps you should take. You may have preparations to make. It’s good to be prepared. For your free consultation, call us at 1.866.545.8364 or email mn@fnlawfirm.com. We’re ready to help you.

Every year, thousands of parents confront a reality they never anticipated: a child who suffered a birth defect as the result of his or her mother’s prescription antidepressant. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) may succeed at holding an expecting woman’s depression in check, but in rare instances, they also cause serious and potentially fatal birth defects, including persistent pulmonary hypertension (PPHN).

 

PPHN and other SSRI-related birth defects aren’t just medical events. They’re legal events, too. Depending on what you or your spouse were told when you were prescribed your Lexapro, Zoloft, Paxil, or other SSRI, you may have a viable cause of action against the manufacturer and marketer of this powerful drug.

 

Are you ready to begin your fight for justice? The attorneys at the Dallas law firm of Fears Nachawati know how to assess your claims and to vigorously advocate for your legal interests. For your free consultation, call us at 1.866.545.8364 or email mn@fnlawfirm.com. We’re ready to help you in your search for justice.

For thousands of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) patients, the difference of knowing something and knowing everything about SSRI risks may be critical. Knowing the full picture lets patients make wise, well-considered decisions for themselves and their families. Sadly, many SSRI consumers only knew part of the story, not realizing the dangers that lurked around the corner.

 

For instance, did you or your loved one realize that SSRI-health risks for unborn children tend to spike during the first and third trimesters of pregnancy? Or did you realize that the potential for exposure to SSRI active ingredients may continue after birth as a result of SSRI-bearing breast milk? You deserve the full picture. The unfortunate reality is that for a prolonged period of time the makers of powerful SSRIs communicated on a part of the story.

 

The attorneys at Fears Nachawati know how to advise and direct your thinking when it comes to responding to SSRI exposure. Your legal rights may have been violated. Find out if you and your family have a viable recourse as a result. For your free consultation, call us at 1.866.545.8364 or email mn@fnlawfirm.com. We’re ready to help you.

A widely prescribed class of antidepressants known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) has caused the tragic injury of thousands of newborn children. And to add insult to injury, many expecting mothers never realized that their prescription to Paxil, Zoloft, or Celexa might cause harm to the child developing inside of them.

 

What kinds of birth defects are associated with maternal SSRI treatments? Effects vary on a case-by-case basis, but the most serious have typically been associated with cardiac, pulmonary, and developmental complications. Sadly, all SSRI risks are not created equally. Recent research suggests that fetal complications are generally more likely to occur in the first and last trimesters, however, many patients don’t realize this.

 

Have your family members’ lives been unexpectedly and significantly changed as a result of your child’s fetal SSRI exposure? If you’re like thousands of other blindsided parents, what you didn’t know about Lexapro or Zoloft did hurt you. Fortunately, you may have recourse for your grievances. Talk to the professionals at the Dallas firm of Fears Nachawati to learn more about your rights and your potential remedies. For your free consultation, call us at 1.866.545.8364 or email mn@fnlawfirm.com. We can help you.