Symbyax Lawsuit

Symbyax Lawsuit

Symbyax is part of a family of drugs called serotonin reputake inhibitors (SSRIs) – which are generically referred to as antidepressants. More specifically, Eli Lilly and Company developed Symbyax in order to treat episodes of bipolar disorder and treatment-resistant disorder. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) first approved Symbyax for the treatment of bipolar disorder in 2003, later, the FDA approved Symbyax prescriptions to patients suffering from treatment-resistant disorder.

Unfortunately, resent studies have shown that Symbyax increases the risk for pregnant women giving birth to a child with a congenital birth defect. As a result, women and families affected are turning to Symbyax lawyers to assist in Symbyax lawsuits.

Why is a Symbyax lawsuit necessary?

Studies and research have found that children exposed to Symbyax during fetal development are at a higher risk of being born with a birth defect such as abdominal defects, cranial defects, heart defects, and persistent pulmonary hypertension of newborns (PPHN).

The cranial defects that may occur as a result of Symbyax are cleft lip or cleft palate. Cleft lip is an opening in the upper lip, while cleft palate is an opening in the roof of the mouth. The conditions can occur separately or simultaneously – both conditions result in difficulties with speech.

The potential heart defects connected to Symbyax 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)

PPHN is another significant birth defect that Symbyax can potentially cause. PPHN is a condition that affects the levels of oxygen in the body’s bloodstream, and it is diagnosed at birth.

How to Begin a Symbyax Lawsuit

If you or someone you know has taken Symbyax during pregnancy and given birth to a child who has suffered the negative side effects of congenital birth defects, you could be eligible to collect financial compensation for pain and suffering. Contact a dedicated and experienced Chaffin Luhana Symbyax lawyer today at 1-888-480-1123 and discover how you can take action against Eli Lilly and Company. The call is free and confidential, and will allow you to discuss a potential Symbyax lawsuit.