San Diego, CA (PRWEB) August 25, 2013
Resource4thePeople announced today its latest update to consumers who are affected by SSRI lawsuits alleging that this class of antidepressants puts women at risk of having babies with birth defects.
The allegations involve claims that selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) taken during early pregnancy significantly increase the risk of birth defects, according to the court file in consolidated federal SSRI lawsuits* in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
A check of the court file shows that an additional lawsuit** has been filed claiming that Paxil, one of the SSRIs, taken by a mother during her pregnancy caused her to birth an infant suffering from a birth defect. The lawsuit alleges that the child had to undergo surgery to treat a neural tube defect, according to the court file.
"Paxil is one of the most popular SSRIs and this Paxil lawsuit contains allegations that are similar to many others, which is why it was included in the consolidated federal litigation in Pennsylvania," said Resource4thePeople.
"More consumers are contacting us about allegations of birth defects involving Paxil and another popular antidepressant, Zoloft, and we are informing them that we will continue to offer free consultations to them about their legal options to seek compensation over such allegations."
Among the claims being reviewed by Resource4thePeople attorneys are that women who used SSRIs to treat depression while pregnant were allegedly put at increased risk of giving birth to an infant suffering from alleged birth defects such as cleft palate, club foot, spina bifida and heart and abdominal defects.<
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