Fighting For Justice For Injured Children
Studies have shown that infants who were exposed to SSRI drugs while in utero have a 60 percent higher risk of being born with a birth defect. Some of these birth defects are life-threatening, and multiple surgical procedures and ongoing medical care may be required to treat them.
At Reed & Terry, L.L.P., we hold pharmaceutical companies accountable for their failure to adequately warn consumers and doctors of risks linked to their products. If you or a loved one took SSRI drugs while pregnant and subsequently delivered a child with birth defects, you may be entitled to compensation.
Our attorneys have nearly 40 years of combined experience helping injured clients and their families fight for the justice and compensation they need to recover physically, emotionally and financially from injuries caused by the negligence of others. With a track record of success in the courtroom and at the negotiating table, we have the skills and resources to help you obtain maximum compensation so you can afford the best possible medical treatment for your child.
To schedule a free consultation with one of our SSRI birth defects lawyers, contact us at 281-201-0988 or toll free at 1-877-543-3523. Calls are answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week. With offices in Sugar Land, Katy and Richmond, Texas, we represent clients across the nation.
Birth Defects Associated With SSRI Drugs
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has advised expectant mothers and those trying to get pregnant to avoid taking antidepressants. The use of SSRI drugs during pregnancy is associated with numerous serious birth defects, including:
- Persistent pulmonary hypertension (PPHN)
- Heart defects
- Spina bifida
- Limb deformity
- Cleft palate
Multiple surgeries may be required to repair certain SSRI birth defects, placing a heavy financial burden on the child's parents. In cases of SSRI heart defects, the child may need an initial surgery during his or her first three years of life and multiple procedures as he or she ages. While some SSRI birth defects are treatable when diagnosed early, in other cases, the only viable option may involve a heart transplant or other serious procedure.
Drug Birth Injuries Lawyers
Reed & Terry, L.L.P., is ready to pursue justice on behalf of your child. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your options. Our attorneys visit hospitals, nursing homes and private residences at our clients' convenience. Cases are taken on a contingency fee basis. You pay no attorney's fees unless we recover damages for you.
Our attentive and professional staff includes fluent Spanish speakers.