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Zoloft, Lexapro, and Your Family

January 2, 2013

Increasingly, new mothers who fought depression during pregnancy are discovering that they may have reason to worry about the safety of the drug that prevented their depression. Recent Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warnings have underscored the risk that a class of antidepressants known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) may be considerably more harmful than many patients initially realize.


Zoloft, Lexapro, and many other brand name antidepressants fall within the definition of SSRIs. Sadly, although these drugs don’t directly hurt the patient, medical research suggests that when taken at certain stages of pregnancy these drugs may demonstrably increase the potential for the developing child to be born with a birth defect. Birth defects related to neonatal SSRI exposure include behavior as well as physical complications such as heart and lung problems like persistent pulmonary hypertension (PPHN).


The attorneys at the law firm of Fears Nachawati are prepared to advise you and your family if your child has been born with an SSRI-related birth defect. You child’s injuries may give rise to important legal claims. For many patients, it’s important to understand the value of these claims. For your free consultation, call 1.866.545.8364 or email We’re ready to advise you.


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