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PPHN – Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension Lawyer and Anti-depressants

October 13, 2011

PPHN, or Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension Lawyers are our Nationwide Drug Injury Law Firm are reviewing claims after the FDA and reports show a link between PPHN, known as Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension, and pregnant women taking anti-depressants including Zoloft, Paxil, Prozac, Lexapro, Wellbutrin, Effexor, and Celexa.  Our law firm’s drug website,, addresses other birth defects caused by these antidepressants.  PPHN is one of the most severe birth defects caused by taking anti-depressants during pregnancy. 

Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension affects the child’s circulatory system. PPHN sends blood away from the lungs improperly. Treatment for Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension involves providing the newborn with supplemental oxygen through a mask or hood and, in most cases, “Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation” by an ECMO machine. This machine serves as an external heart and lung bypass, receiving blood from the body, oxygenating it in an artificial lung,, and returning it to the body.

Pulmonary Hypertension is a serious and life-threatening birth defect. Short term risks are shock, brain hemorrhage, seizures, organ damage and kidney failure, shock, and possible death. These immediate risks during the first stages of development can have negative developmental effects, including hearing problems, physical and emotional deficits, and poor oxygenation. However, with the proper treatment, only about 20% of infants who survive PPHN experience long term damage. 

About the Author

Birth Defect Attorney, Majed Nachawati, is a Nationally recognized Super Lawyer and Top lawyer in Pharmaceutical Drug Injury Cases involving PPHN and other Birth Defects arising from anti-depressant use during pregnancy.  Mr. Nachawati has represented clients all across the nation in birth defect lawsuits.  He has recovered millions for his clients and is a member of the Trial Lawyers Association, The Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the American Association for Justice.  Mr. Nachawati can be reached by email or by phone at 1.866.545.8364. His legal background is featured below:


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