Prozac is the brand name for the chemical fluoxetine, an SSRI (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor) antidepressant drug used to treat depression, Bulimia, Bi-polar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, and certain premenstrual disorders.
Prozac is one of the most popular antidepressant drugs of all time, with approximately 40 million people having taken it since it was launched in 1988.
While few doubt Prozac’s ability to treat major psychiatric disorders, there is significant concern over some of the severe Prozac Side Effects that have been linked to the drug like serious birth defects.
Experts have now linked the chemicals in Prozac and similar SSRI depression medications with severe birth defects including heart defects, lung defects, persistent pulmonary hypertension in newborns (PPHN) and certain facial and skeletal malformations like cleft palate.
Although prior studies linked SSRI drugs like Prozac to suicidal thoughts and self-mutilation, these most recent Prozac side effects could have as much or more of an effect on women taking the drug and their families.
If you have given birth to a child with heart, lung, abdominal or skeletal birth defects and took Prozac before or during pregnancy, contact us immediately to speak with a Prozac Side Effects Lawyer about your legal options. You may be entitled to substantial compensation for your child’s condition.
With more than 40 million adults and teenagers having taken Prozac since 1994, experts are concerned that many of these were women who may have taken the drug during pregnancy, unknowingly putting their children at risk.
If you are a parent dealing with the tragedy of your child’s severe birth defect, you may not even suspect that the medication you were prescribed years earlier may have played a role in their condition, or that legal help is available.
Prozac side effects lawyers with the SSRI Litigation Group are available to help and are currently filing lawsuits against Eli Lilly and the makers of other SSRI drugs on behalf of parents and families affected by the severe birth defects caused by these drugs.
Lawyers have secured compensation for those affected by Prozac side effects or SSRI birth defects for amounts in excess of $1 million. It is important that you speak with a qualified lawyer to determine what your case may be worth.
These same lawyers are available to answer your questions, explain your legal rights and discuss the compensation available from the drug companies responsible for your child’s condition. Time to file a lawsuit, however, is limited.
The first step in dealing with your child’s birth defect is to visit their pediatrician to learn the extent of their condition, what treatment options are available, what lifestyle changes you will have to make, and what to expect in the future.
Next, it is very important to learn about your legal options and how the compensation from a defective drug claim can help get the best treatment and reduce the burden on your family for medical costs, pain and suffering and loss of earnings.
While nobody should file a lawsuit for monetary gain if another party was not at fault, your lawyer can explain how drug companies like Eli Lilly may have known that Prozac side effects put patients at risk of delivery of infants with birth defects.
It is also not fair that your family not be burdened with expenses like medical bills, loss of earnings and changes in your lifestyle caused by the effects of Prozac simply because of the negligence of a drug company.
Although Eli Lilly has added warning labels to Prozac about the drug’s dangerous side effects, they earned billions of dollars selling the drug while many people did not know of the risks it carried. The company now faces thousands of lawsuits for the side effects from its drugs.
Before selecting a lawyer or law firm to help with your drug birth defect case, make sure they are qualified to handle your type of case, have the resources to fight giant drug companies, and can commit the time necessary to get results.
Although thousands of drug injury lawsuits are filed each year, many are lost due to a lack of experience or resources. It is important to retain a lawyer who has the experience and expertise to pursue your case to its fullest potential and to maximize your results.
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Contact us 24 hours a day for answers to your questions about Prozac side effects and your legal options. We are available for a free, confidential evaluation of your case today. Simply fill out the form above or give us a call to speak with a qualified lawyer.