Injured by a prescription medication?
There are many drugs on the market, whether over-the-counter or prescribed by a doctor. Unfortunately, some of these drugs have later been found to have very dangerous or deadly side effects, and are either recalled by the manufacturer, or “black box” warnings must be placed on the packaging. There are countless ongoing lawsuits for a range of prescription drugs, and many individuals have suffered very serious physical damage, whether an illness, condition or in the most tragic cases, loss of life.
Depression Medications and Birth Defects
There are also certain types of depression medications that are now suspected of being the cause of birth defects. If you or a loved one has suffered an illness, injury or condition after using a specific drug or medication, contact a West Palm Beach personal injury attorney at our firm, the Law Offices of Casey D. Shomo, P.A. We can give you information about how to file a claim or lawsuit against the manufacturer or other party that could be held liable in your case. There are a growing number of lawsuits and claims related to birth defects and medications called SSRIs.
These medications include drugs Prozac, Paxil, Zoloft, Celexa and Lexapro. The FDA has already issued warnings about Paxil, warning that there could be an increased risk of heart defects in babies whose mothers took the drug during pregnancy. PPHN (Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn), a rare condition which affects a baby’s heart and lungs, have been reported as being associated with the use of certain SSRIs. Eli Lilly, the manufacturer of Prozac, has also report that there is a risk of damage to baby’s hearts. Cardiac malformation is the concern.
There are also reports of neural tube defects, cranial malformation, cleft palate, respiratory distress, autism and anecephaly, a condition which results in death shortly after birth. There are many medications that are the target of lawsuits, currently including Avadia, Actos, Raglan, Digoxin, Dilantin, Yaz, Zithromax, Plavix, Accutane and others. Are you the victim of a dangerous drug? Contact our firm for information about filing a lawsuit or claim to recover damages.
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