Wellbutrin Birth Defects
Helping families affected by Wellbutrin birth defects after taking this SSRI antidepressant drug during pregnancy and representing individuals who have developed side effects in filing Wellbutrin lawsuits. Currently cases are being filed by individual families and no nationwide Wellbutrin class action lawsuit has been filed.
Recently, the public has become more aware that antidepressant drugs, including Wellbutrin, which are prescribed to treat depression have been associated with serious birth defects side effects. Wellbutrin (generic name bupropion) is a medication known as a serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline. Many women of childbearing age have taken antidepressant medications such as Wellbutrin during pregnancy and subsequently some have had a child born with congenital birth defects.
These antidepressant medications can have different side effects for the unborn child linked with them including the increase risk of premature birth, breathing problems, gastrointestinal side effects, heart defects, abdominal defects, cranial defects and motor problems. The exact amount of risk of Wellbutrin birth defects is currently unknown, however the risk of developing complications has been reported in infants following use of these medications. Antidepressant medications such as Wellbutrin are able to cross the placenta and reach the fetus during pregnancy. Women taking this drug during their pregnancy can expose their baby to the medication while in the womb leading to the development of serious Wellbutrin birth defects.
Wellbutrin And Pregnancy Birth Defects Include:
• PPHN (persistent pulmonary hypertension)
• Abdominal Birth Defects
• Neural Tube Defects
• Anal Atresia
• Heart Birth Defects
• Cranial Birth Defects
In 2004, the Food and Drug Administration issued a warning against the use of certain antidepressant drugs for women in the late third trimester of pregnancy. The warning stated that treating physicians may want to gradually taper pregnant women off antidepressant medications in the third trimester so that the baby is not adversely affected.
We believe that the manufacturer of Wellbutrin should be held accountable for any harm they are legally responsible for and people should be fairly compensated for their damages due to Wellbutrin causing birth defects. Many families and their child have had their life changed in a number of ways due to Wellbutrin birth defects including:
• Unpaid medical bills
• Emotional suffering
• Permanent injuries
• Greater risk of developing future problems
• Loss of their quality of life
• Higher insurance premiums
Wellbutrin Lawsuits 2011
If your child has suffered from Wellbutrin and birth defects please contact us for a free no-obligation consultation. We are currently investigating cases for families involving a Wellbutrin birth defect that occurred after using this antidepressant drug. For the latest news and updates and information on filing a Wellbutrin birth defects lawsuit claim please call or e-mail us today.