Celexa® Birth Defect Lawsuits
If you were given Celexa® during your pregnancy and your baby is born with one or more birth defects, you may be eligible to pursue damages by filing a Celexa® birth defect lawsuit. To find out if you are eligible to file a birth injury claim, please contact our birth defect attorneys today.
Celexa® Birth Defect Claims
According to recent studies, antidepressant drugs known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) have been linked to an increase in the risk of certain birth defects. Celexa® (citalopram) is one of the medications in this drug class. Women who take Celexa® during their pregnancy may be at risk of giving birth to an infant with a congenital defect, such as:
- Heart defects
- Persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN)
- Spina Bifida
- Anal Atresia
- Club foot
Drug manufacturing companies have a responsibility to consumers. They are responsible for not only ensuring their drugs are safe, but also for warning the public of dangerous risks associated with the drugs they make. Doctors are also responsible for letting their patients know about any risks associated with the medications they prescribe.
If you were given Celexa® during your pregnancy and were unaware of the risk of birth defects, you should speak with an attorney. Even if you were aware of the potential birth injury risks, you might have a claim. An attorney will evaluate your circumstances to determine if you have a legitimate case.
How a Birth Defect Lawsuit Can Help
Birth defects can range from minor to severe and can have a broad range of consequences. In the most severe cases, birth defects can have major effects on a baby's quality of life and can limit him or her from certain physical activities.
Our Celexa® birth defect lawyers help parents seek compensation to help affected infants achieve the highest quality of life. Recoverable compensation might include medical costs, long term care when necessary and devices such as wheelchairs. Compensation might also be awarded for the pain and suffering endured by the child and his or her family.
Schedule a Consultation to Discuss a Potential Lawsuit
To find out if you are eligible to file a Celexa® birth defect lawsuit, contact us today. Our Celexa® attorneys offer free case evaluations for parents of affected infants and will explain all your options in depth. Call today and schedule your free case review.