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Cipralex Lawyers for PPHN Birth Defects

With nearly 20 million Americans using SSRIs, concerns about medications like Cipralex and their potential link to PPHN (persistent pulmonary hypertension of a newborn) and other birth defects are on the rise.

Birth defects with suggested links to SSRIs include ventricular septal defects and ventricular outflow defects. Both of these conditions are cardiovascular abnormalities that affect the baby’s heart. Research dating back to 1996 has suggested a link between SSRIs and these defects. If you believe you’ve been a victim of this association, contact a Cipralex lawyer.

Cipralex lawyers can review your medical history to determine if you may be a candidate for compensation based on the use of this SSRI and the presence of a Cipralex birth defect. While Cipralex lawyers cannot provide medical advice, they can be advocates for you, guiding you through the legal process.

SSRIs and Cipralex Birth Defects

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are a type of antidepressant. SSRIs include medications such as Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil, Cymbalta, Effexor, Lexapro and Cipralex. Some of these medications, including Cipralex, may also be used to treat anxiety disorders. Typical side effects of Cipralex and other SSRIs are insomnia, dry mouth, somnolence, dizziness, sweating, constipation and others.

PPHN (Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of a Newborn)

A recent study found that the use of SSRI medications during the third trimester of pregnancy increased the risk of primary pulmonary hypertension of a newborn, or PPHN. PPHN is a birth defect in which arterial problems in an infant result in restricted blood flow, low blood-oxygen levels and high blood pressure in the pulmonary artery.

Babies with PPHN may experience brain, kidney and liver problems. Basically, PPHN prevents normal circulatory changes that typically take place at birth, which results in a host of complications for babies and stress for their families.

Contact a Cipralex Lawyer

Although the mere thought of a lawsuit can be stressful, experienced Cipralex lawyers can provide confidence and expert guidance. Cipralex lawyers have already begun helping families whose infants experienced birth defects as a result of these SSRIs. If you would like more information, contact Chaffin Luhana at 1-888-480-1123 today for a confidential case review.