Researching the connection between prenatal Prozac exposure and birth defects this morning, I found an article by D.J. Goldstein et al., titled “Effects of first-trimester fluoxetine exposure on the newborn.” This article, appearing in the May, 1997 edition of Obstetrics and Gynecology, provides important insight into the connection between gestational SSRI exposure and adverse birth outcomes and spontaneous abortion.
Studying 796 pregnancies, the team found that “Spontaneous abortions were reported in 110 of the 796 (13.8%) pregnancies. Of the remaining 686, malformations, deformations, and disruptions, including those identified after the perinatal period, were reported in 34 (5.0%).”
Since the time this study was published, a number of other medical research teams have linked SSRI exposure and birth defects, and sadly, the manufacturers of drugs like Prozac have failed to warn women of these risks. Because of this, a number of SSRI birth defect lawsuits have been filed.
If you or a loved one used Prozac and gave birth to a child with a congenital malformation or who had perinatal complications, you may be entitled to significant financial compensation. For a free, no-obligation case consultation, contact our team of Prozac® birth defect lawyers at the information provided below. We have the experience, resources, and skills required to win the justice you deserve. Call today and see how we can help.
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