Upstene Lawsuit

An Upstene Lawsuit May be Right For You Upstene Lawsuit

The purpose of an Upstene lawsuit is to hold Pharmuka, the creator of Upstene, legally and financially responsible for any adverse side effects. The drug Upstene (Indalpine) is recognized as a selective serotonin reputake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant – Upstene functions by raising the levels of serotonin in the patient’s brain causing a stabilized bodily state.

Once thought to be a great solution to depression and other anxiety disorders, Upstene has now come under scrutiny for raising the risk level of pregnant women giving birth to children with congenital birth defects. As a result, victims are fighting for the rights through Upstene lawsuits.

Why an Upstene Lawsuit May be Necessary

Studies and research have shown that chemicals in SSRI drugs such as Upstene can be linked with congenital birth defects. The potential exists for children exposed to Upstene during the fetal development to be affected by birth defects including abdominal defects, cranial defects, heart defects, and persistent pulmonary hypertension of newborns (PPHN).

Upstene has been linked with cranial birth defects such as cleft lip and cleft palate. Cleft lip affects the upper lip, and appears as an opening that can extend up towards the nasal area. Cleft palate affects the roof of the mouth, and is recognized as an opening that extends upwards to the nasal passages. Both cleft lip and cleft palate can lead to other side effects such difficulty with speech or eating.

Upstene has also been linked with a greater risk for having a child with a heart defect. Among some of the potential heart defects are 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)

Additionally, PPHN is another congenital birth defect that has been linked with Upstene. PPHN is a condition that is caused by low blood pressure in the lung’s blood vessels, which in turn causes the heart’s blood pressure to be high. As a result, the infant’s oxygen levels in the blood are insufficient resulting in other health complications such as difficulty breathing.

Starting an Upstene Lawsuit

It is your right to seek retribution through an Upstene lawsuit if you have taken Upstene while pregnant, and given birth to a child with a birth defect. A Chaffin Luhana Upstene lawyer can assist you today regarding a potential Upstene lawsuit. Contact Chaffin Luhana by calling 1-888-480-1123 to find out how you can take action against the pharmaceutical manufacturer of Upstene.