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An Upstene Lawyer Can Assist You With an Upstene Lawsuit Upstene Lawyer

An Upstene lawyer fights for individual’s rights who have been adversely affected by the antidepressant drug Upstene (Indalpine). Upstene is grouped under a broader category of drugs recognized as selective serotonin reputake inhibitors (SSRIs) – these medications including Upstene are prescribed to patients in order to elevate the brain’s serotonin levels. The higher serotonin levels in the brain ultimately cause patients to have a feeling of well being.

Unfortunately, if the patient prescribed Upstene or any other SSRI drug is pregnant then the medication raises the risk level of having a newborn affected by a birth defect. Families of victims suffering from a congenital birth defect are actively seeking Upstene lawyers for assistance with Upstene lawsuits.

Why is an Upstene lawyer necessary?

Although Upstene has been discontinued, the SSRI drug continues to adversely affect newborns that were exposed to Upstene, while in the womb, before it was taken off the market. Upstene causes a greater risk for giving birth to a child affected by birth defects including abdominal defects, cranial defects, heart defects, and persistent pulmonary hypertension of newborns (PPHN).

The potential heart defects that can be caused by SSRI drugs such as Upstene are serious, however, if the condition is caught quickly it can be treated through surgery. Unfortunately, the victim may have to undergo many surgeries to correct the defect, possibly into adulthood. The potential heart defects that can occur include:

  •  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)

Another serious birth defect that has been linked with Upstene and other SSRI drugs is PPHN. PPHN is a condition that affects the lungs and heart, resulting in other health complications. PPHN happens as a result of low blood pressure in the lungs, which causes high blood pressure in heart. This cause and effect situation results in an inadequate amount of oxygen in the blood stream.

How to Hire an Upstene Lawyer

It is the legal responsibility of any pharmaceutical company to properly advise doctors and consumers of any potential side effects of a drug – the developers of Upstene did not adequately warn of potential congenital birth defects. If you or someone you know has taken Upstene and given birth to a newborn suffering from a birth defect, you should contact one of Chaffin Luhana LLP’s Upstene drug lawyers at 1-888-480-1123 today for a free and confidential case review. You may be entitled to compensation, and the lawyers at Chaffin Luhana are prepared to help.