Priligy Lawsuits

Priligy Lawsuits Come After the SSRI Drug is Connected With Potential Birth Defects

A Priligy (Dapoxetine) lawsuit holds the pharmaceutical manufacturer both legally and financially responsible for any adverse side effects that patients may endure as a result of Priligy.

Priligy is grouped into a category of antidepressant drugs that is called Selective Serotonin Reputake Inhibitors (SSRIs) – these medications are used to treat depression and other anxiety disorders. Priligy and other SSRIs work to elevate the levels of serotonin in the brain, which causes a feeling of well being.

Unfortunately, studies have shown that SSRI drugs including Priligy have the potential to cause congenital birth defects in children who have been exposed to the medications during early fetal development. As more newborns suffer from Priligy birth defects, there are more Priligy lawsuits being filed in order for victims to seek retribution.

Cause for a Priligy Lawsuit

Priligy has the been linked with the potential to increase the probability of a pregnant woman giving birth to a newborn with Priligy birth defects such as abdominal defects, cranial defects, heart defects, and persistent pulmonary hypertension (PPHN).

The Priligy heart defects that can potentially affect newborns are treatable through surgery if the condition is caught early on in the child’s life. Unfortunately, the heart defects may require multiple surgeries to repair the condition. The potential heart defects connected with Priligy 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 a condition that causes newborns to suffer from high pressure in the lung’s blood vessels – ultimately making it difficult to get an adequate amount of oxygen into the rest of the body’s bloodstream. Recent study and research has found that pregnant women taking Priligy or other SSRI medication during the first trimester are six times more likely to have a child with PPHN, as compared with a woman who does not take an SSRI during pregnancy.

Starting a Priligy Lawsuit

It is the responsibility of a pharmaceutical company to adequately alert doctors and consumers to the potential side effects of a drug – the manufacturers of Priligy did not provide an adequate warning. If you or a loved one has taken Priligy during pregnancy and given birth to a child with a birth defect, then it is recommended that you contact a Chaffin Luhana Priligy lawyer at 1-888-480-1123 immediately for a free and confidential Priligy lawsuit review today. You have the right to compensation, and a Chaffin Luhana lawyer is prepared to assist you.