Birth Defects Caused by Wellbutrin
St. Louis Drug Injury Lawyer
Wellbutrin (generic name: bupropion) is an antidepressant that is used primarily to treat major depressive disorder and seasonal affective disorder. Like many antidepressants, it has been linked to serious side effects, including birth defects and suicide. If you took Wellbutrin or any type of antidepressant while pregnant and your child was born with a birth defect, you may be entitled to compensation. A
St. Louis drug litigation attorney at the Onder Law Firm can talk to you about your legal rights and your options in holding the pharmaceutical company or other responsible party accountable. Considering the cost of medical care that may be associated with birth defects, it is important to seek the financial compensation that can help you ensure that you are able to provide for the best treatment available.
The following birth defects may be associated with Wellbutrin:
- PPHN (persistent pulmonary hypertension in the newborn)
- Heart birth defects
- Abdominal birth defects
- Cranial birth defects
The FDA released a warning in 2004 against the use of certain antidepressants late in pregnancy. Two years later, the FDA released a safety alert related to antidepressants (including Wellbutrin) and the increased risk of PPHN, a potentially life-threatening lung condition.
Handling Wellbutrin Birth Defect Lawsuits Nationwide
As a parent whose child is suffering from birth defects caused by Wellbutrin, you may have a number of questions and concerns. Let an experienced legal professional at our St. Louis law firm discuss your case with you, and we will be able to answer whatever questions you have. You can get information that applies to the particular matter at hand, enabling you to make better choices in seeking fair compensation.
In taking on a lawsuit related to Wellbutrin, it will be necessary to prove that the drug was linked to the birth defect. That is where our resources will play a crucial role. We have access to expert witnesses in medicine and prescription drugs that can properly investigate the matter and present compelling evidence and information that proves the link between Wellbutrin and the birth defect. Every case and every outcome will be different, but our resources combined with our experience make our team a force to reckon with inside and outside the civil courtroom.
From our offices in St. Louis, our team takes on Wellbutrin lawsuits for clients throughout the United States. Your initial consultation is free, and we work on a contingent fee basis in the drug injury claims we handle. You pay no legal fees unless we win your case.
To learn more about Wellbutrin birth defects and your legal rights, contact a St. Louis drug injury lawyer at our firm today.
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