Are Your Child’s Heart Defects Related to Prenatal Prozac Exposure?

July 24, 2012

Medical research has found that Prozac (fluoxetine) patients who continue their treatments during pregnancy may inadvertently elevate their child’s probably of being born with serious cardiac birth defects or a pulmonary condition known as persistent pulmonary hypertension (PPHN). While individual risk may be relatively small, the reality is that as many as 80,000 pregnant women take Prozac in a given year, thus spreading the risk of a relatively large population.


Tragically, the period of greatest risk is during the first trimester of pregnancy. This is precisely the time when many women do not realize their pregnant or have not learned about the pregnancy-related risks of this powerful antidepressant.


Was your child born with a birth defect affecting his or her heart or lungs? Did you take Prozac during your pregnancy? The attorneys and professionals at the Dallas law firm of Fears Nachawati have considerable experience in this important area of products liability and tort law. We may be able to provide you with the advice you’ve been seeking. For your free consultation, call us at 1.866.545.8364 or email

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