What is Prozac?
Released in 1986 to treat depression, bulimia, Bi-polar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, and various premenstrual disorders, Prozac is the brand name version of the chemical fluoxetine.
Prozac is one of the most popular antidepressant drugs of all time, and has been said to have been taken by up to 40,000,000 people, it has now been determined that taking Prozac is linked to serious birth defects.
Numerous Studies have indicated that Selective Serotonin Re-uptake Inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressants like Prozac can cause an increased risk of heart defects, club foot, lung defects, cranial defects, abdominal defects and defects of the brain and spine.
Since expectant mothers were not warned of the dangers presented by Prozac and other SSRI’s while being pregnant, lawyers are helping families affected file a Prozac lawsuit to recover for their damages.
Health officials with the FDA, New England Journal of Medicine, Boston University, National Birth Defects Prevention Study of Infants, University of Ulm and throughout the world have all warned that antidepressant drugs like Prozac can cause serious birth defects.
Experts are now worried millions of children may have suffered birth defects as a result of drugs like Prozac due to the failure of the manufacturers to warn of the health risk to expectant mothers.
Prozac Birth Defects
Prozac has been linked to many potential birth defects, included are:
- Heart Defects
- Lung Defects
- Club Foot
- Brain and Spine Defects
- Abdominal Defects
- Cranial and Facial Defects
If you or a loved one has suffered as a result of Prozac, it is important to explore your legal options. Cases have focused around the lack of known information given out by the pharmaceutical company producing Prozac, and claims they failed to warn the public even while knowing the potential dangers Prozac posed in relation to giving birth. An experienced lawyer will be able to hear the details of your case and potentially obtain settlements to recover present and future medical costs, pain and suffering, future comfort and care and lost time and earning for the family.
At Sheff Law, we are the Massachusetts law firm with the resources, experience, and national reputation to investigate injuries resulting from taking Prozac. Patients across Massachusetts and America are starting to realize some of the potential harmful side effects of taking Prozac. If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of Prozac, contact an attorney at Sheff Law today by filling out a FREE consultation form, or call at (888) 423-4477 or 617-227-7000.
February 23rd, 2015 | Posted in Blog