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Prozac Birth Defects Raise Empirical, Legal Questions

April 3, 2012

Every year, thousands of children are born with a range of birth defects such as persistent pulmonary hypertension and heart defects affecting the septum, the tissue wall separating the left and right sides of the heart. Medical scholarship suggests that in at least some of these cases, the mother’s prescription to a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) like Prozac (fluoxetine) may have played an important causal role in the child’s defects.


For these families, the causal connection between Prozac and such birth defects as PPHN and heart defects raise important empirical and legal questions. To what extent was the mother’s SSRI prescription a risk factor? What are the legal consequences associated with that risk and the possible harm that flowed from it?


These questions are challenging and require the specialized expertise and experience of committed legal professionals. Fortunately, the team of attorneys at Fears Nachawati are prepared to help you and your family answer these tough questions. Talk to us today to find out the right way forward for you and your family. For a free consultation, call us at 1.866.545.8364 or email We’re ready to fight for you!


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