Celexa Lawyer

Hiring a Celexa Lawyer for PPHN and Other Celexa Birth Defects

A Celexa lawyer can help the many families affected by Celexa birth defects to seek compensation for the harm that they suffered.  Celexa is an antidepressant medication classified as an SSRI, which means that the drug works to raise serotonin levels in the brain. Prescribed to as many as 80,000 pregnant women annually, according to a University of Pittsburg study in 2005, the drug can greatly increase the risk of Celexa birth defects.

When not fatal, these Celexa birth defects can be expensive to treat and cause lifelong compensation. If you or a loved one was prescribed Celexa during pregnancy and Celexa birth defects developed, a Celexa lawsuit may allow you to recover damages for the medical costs and other losses associated with these birth defects.

The Dangers of Celexa

While the full dangers of Celexa and other SSRI drugs are not yet established, extensive medical evidence and numerous studies point to the dangers of Celexa birth defects:

  • A New England Journal of Medicine study found that infants born to mothers who took SSRI medication during their third trimester of pregnancy had a six times greater chance of developing PPHN.
  • The FDA also acknowledges a six times greater risk of PPHN from certain anti-depressant SSRI medications.
  • A 1996 New England Journal of Medicine study reported that infants exposed to Prozac, another SSRI medication, while in the womb were twice as likely to be born with at least 3 congenital abnormalities or “minor” defects.
  • A 2005 Danish study reported a 60 percent greater risk of congenital heart defects in infants exposed to SSRI drugs in the early stages of fetal development.

All of this information is important evidence that a Celexa lawyer can use to assist you in filing a Celexa lawsuit.

Celexa Birth Defects

The type of compensation you may be entitled to for Celexa birth defects varies based on the severity of the congenital defect caused by the SSRI medication. Typically, a Celexa lawyer can help you to obtain compensation for medical costs, lost wages, pain and suffering, emotional distress or wrongful death if the Celexa birth defect results in a fatality.

Some examples of Celexa birth defects that may be caused by the SSRI include:

  • An abdominal defect, including a malformed abdominal wall
  • PPHN, or persistent pulmonary hypertension.  An infant breathes through the placenta in the womb, but when he is born, must transition to breathing through his lungs. Infants with PPHN are not able to make this transition.
  • Congenital heart abnormalities including holes in the heart (septal defects) or a combination of four defects called tetralogy of fallot
  • Cranial defects or malformations
  • Limb defects including clubfoot.

How A Celexa Lawyer Can Help

A Celexa lawyer can assist you in determining whether you are entitled to compensation based on the type of congenital defects that developed. A Celexa lawyer can also assist you in gathering the evidence you need to prove your case, including proof of causation (that the drug caused the harm) and proof of damages (the amount of losses suffered).

Getting Legal Help from a Celexa Lawyer

When a dangerous product causes a birth defect, the manufacturer of that product must be held responsible for the consequences of its actions. A Celexa lawsuit allows you to hold responsible the party who caused harm to your baby. If you or a loved one has been affected by Celexa birth defects, contact an experienced Celexa lawyer at Chaffin Luhana LLP at 1-888-480-1123 immediately for a free and confidential case review today. The lawyers at Chaffin Luhana can help you to get the justice you deserve.