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What Caused Your Child’s PPHN?

August 7, 2012

Children who are born with persistent pulmonary hypertension (PPHN), a serious congenital heart defect, often face a long road to recovery. Immediate PPHN complications can include shock, heart failure, and brain hemorrhage, among others. In the weeks following initial treatment, PPHN babies may require a temporary feeding tube and could experience hearing problems.


Sadly, Prozac (fluoxetine), a commonly prescribed antidepressant, is one cause of PPHN, according to multiple medical reports. These findings suggest that when taking during pregnancy, Prozac can significantly increase the probability that the child may develop PPHN and other serious conditions, particularly when exposure occurs in the first trimester.


Determining why your child was born with PPHN isn’t simply an important medical question. In some cases, it’s an important legal question, too. If Prozac may have been the cause of your child’s PPHN, your child’s – and you family’s – legal rights may have been impacted as a result. Want to know more about these important legal realities? Talk to the attorneys and professionals at Fears Nachawati today. For your free consultation, call us at 1.866.545.8364 or email We’re ready to help you!


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