Tulsa Prozac Birth Defects Attorneys
Prozac, also known generically as fluoxetine, is a medication prescribed by doctors to treat depression, anxiety and a variety of other mood disorders. Prozac is classified in a family of drugs known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Approved by the FDA in 1987, Prozac was one of the first SSRIs on the market. Despite the emergence of other SSRIs, Prozac still had a substantial share of the market, with 22.2 million prescriptions filled in 2007.
Types of Prozac Birth Defects
Studies have found that infants who have been exposed to Prozac and other SSRIs during the first trimester have a 60 percent higher risk of suffering a birth defect. In July 2005, the FDA required Eli Lilly and Co., the manufacturers of Prozac, to include a black box warning label to alert consumers of the increased risk of birth defects associated with Prozac consumption.
Common Prozac birth defects include:
- Anal atresia
- Atrial septal defects
- Cleft lip
- Clubbed foot
- Limb reduction
- Neural tube defects involving the brain and spinal cord
- Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn (PPHN)
- Sexual dysfunction
- Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF)
- Ventricular septal defects
If your child was born with any of these defects and you used Prozac during pregnancy, you may be eligible to file a Prozac birth defect lawsuit.
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At The Edwards Law Firm, we believe that when a manufacturer does not properly warn the public of risks associated with their products, they should be held accountable for injuries and losses that occur as a result.
If you or a loved one used Prozac during pregnancy and delivered a child with a serious birth defect, you may be eligible to pursue legal recourse for physical pain, medical bills, emotional trauma and other damages associated with the birth injury.
For more information on the legal rights which may be available to Prozac birth defect victims or to begin exploring your legal options by scheduling a no-obligation consultation with one of our Prozac birth injury attorneys, call us today at 1-800-304-9246.