Luvox Lawsuit

A Luvox Lawsuit May be the Answer to Luvox Birth Defects

Luvox Lawsuit

A Luvox lawsuit holds the manufacturer of Luvox, Solvay, financially responsible for inadequate warnings of the potential side effects of Luvox. Solvay did not properly warn doctors or expectant mothers of the effects Luvox can have on a child exposed to the drug during early stages of fetal development.

Luvox is categorized as a selective serotonin reputake inhibitor (SSRI) – the drug is prescribed to patients diagnosed with depression or other anxiety disorders. Luvox and other SSRI drugs work by causing raising the amount of serotonin in the brain, causing a feeling of well being.

Unfortunately, infants exposed to Luvox in the womb have a greater risk of developing a congenital birth defect. As a result, patients affected by Luvox birth defects are seeking retribution through Luvox lawsuits.

Reasons for a Luvox Lawsuit

Luvox has recently been linked with an increased risk of giving birth to a child with birth defects such as abdominal defects, cranial defects, heart defects, and persistent pulmonary hypertension (PPHN).

The heart defects that may occur include the following:

  • Atrial septal defects (ASD)
  • Ventricular septal defects (VSD)
  • Tetrology of fallot (ToF)
  • Hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS)
  • Transposition of the great arteries (TGA or TOGA)
  • Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA)
  • Total anomalous pulmonary venous return (TAPVR)
  • Double outlet right ventricle (DORV)
  • Coarctation of the aorta (CoA)

If a congenital heart defect is diagnosed early on in a child’s life, then it can usually be corrected through surgery. However, multiple surgeries may be needed to completely resolve the issue, possibly extending into adulthood.

PPHN is another potential side effect of Luvox – it is a condition that causes respiratory problems in newborns, which can be fatal. There is treatment for PPHN, however, the condition can cause developmental delays that may not be apparent until some time after treatment.

Am I Qualified for a Luvox Lawsuit?

If you or someone you know has taken Luvox while pregnant, and as a result gave birth to a child with birth defects you should contact a Chaffin Luhana, LLP Luvox lawyer at 1-888-480-1123 immediately for a free and confidential case review. You and your family may be entitled to compensation, and a Chaffin Luhana lawyer is prepared to assist you.