Over the last several years, more information has surfaced regarding the link between mothers who used an antidepressant drug and their newborn developing a Wellbutrin birth defect. We are currently investigating cases on behalf of families whose infant was affected by serious side effects and filing a Wellbutrin birth defects lawsuit. If your infant suffered from birth defects please contact us for a free consultation of how we can help.
Cranial Birth Defects: Also referred to as “craniosynostosis”. This birth defect of the brain is characterized by the premature closing of one or more of the fibrous joints between the bones of the skull before brain growth is complete. Treatment typically consists of surgery to help improve the symmetry and appearance of the head and also to relieve pressure on the brain and cranial nerves.
Abdominal Birth Defects: Also referred to as “Omphalocele”. An omphalocele is a birth defect where the infant’s intestine or other abdominal organs stick out of the navel. An omphalocele is a type of hernia or rupture. Women who used an antidepressant drug such as Wellbutrin may have had an increased risk of having an infant with abdominal birth defects (omphalocele).
PPHN: (Persistent pulmonary hypertension) PPHN is a serious cardiopulmonary or lung disorder that affects newborns. In 2006 the FDA announced a Public Health Advisory for Wellbutrin and other SSRI drugs regarding a study that suggested a PPHN risk that was six times more common in newborns where the mother used antidepressant medication during their pregnancy. PPHN of the newborn is the result of elevated pulmonary vascular resistance where venous blood is diverted through fetal channels into the systemic circulation bypassing the lungs which results in systemic arterial hypoxemia.
Heart Birth Defects: Following studies involving SSRI medications and birth defects, some people have suggested that antidepressant drugs may also increase the risk for birth defects, particularly Wellbutrin heart defects, when women take it during the first three months of pregnancy. According to a study involving around a half million children in Denmark, the use of an antidepressant drug early in pregnancy doubled the risk of a type of heart defect involving a piece of tissue that separates parts of the heart.
Other birth defects associated with antidepressant medications include: club foot, spina bifida, anal atresia, esophageal stenosis, heart murmur, tricuspid valve stenosis, truncus arteriosus, coarctation of the aorta, patent ductus arteriosus, pulmonary atresia, aortic stenosis, tricuspid artesia, tetralogy of fallot, ventral septal defects, ventricular septal defects, and gastroschisis.
Please contact us for a free no-obligation case review if your baby suffers from Wellbutrin birth defects. We are ready to help and can explain your legal options including being part of a Wellbutrin lawsuit. There is never any charge to speak to one of our attorneys. We are currently investigating cases throughout the United States. Call or e-mail us for the latest litigation updates and claim filing deadlines.
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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 birth defects caused by Wellbutrin. Many families and their child have had their life changed in a number of ways due to Wellbutrin birth defects pregnancy side effects including... find out more
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Wellbutrin Pregnancy Birth Defects Lawsuits
Wellbutrin birth defects pregnancy lawsuits continue to be filed by families affected by Wellbutrin birth defects. Wellbutrin (bupropion) is a type of antidepressant that targets certain chemicals to balance them in the brain. It falls under the general category of an antidepressant and works by increasing certain types of activity in the brain ... find out more