Selective Serotonin Re-uptake Inhibitors or SSRI medications refer to a class of antidepressant drugs which are used to treat depression, anxiety, and certain personality personality disorders. These medications reduce the release of serotonin in the brain which allows for it to be absorbed more effectively in the body.
The most prescribed antidepressant medications are Paxil, Prozac, Zoloft, Lexapro, Celexa, Depakote, Wellbutrin, Effexor, Topamax, Prisitq. Recently, infants born with birth defects of the heart, lungs, and other congenital defects have been linked to the use of SSRI medications.
If you or someone in your family has a child born with birth defects after being prescribed SSRI medications during the course of pregnancy, you may be entitled to file a lawsuit and receive compensation. Please contact us toll free at 1-800-872-5925 to speak with our office regarding your case.