The FDA has recently issued a warning that there is strong evidence linking Celexa (citalopram), a popular antidepressant medication, with life-threatening birth defects if it is taken during pregnancy. If you believe your child was injured by Celexa, you may have grounds to file a South Carolina Celexa lawsuit. Thousands of lawsuits have already been filed on behalf of children with heart defects, intellectual disabilities, birth complications like Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn (PPHN), and other types of birth defects.
Need a South Carolina Celexa Lawyer? If you or your loved one is a resident of South Carolina and had a baby with a Celexa birth defect, contact our law firm immediately for a free case consultation. If you file a South Carolina Celexa lawsuit, you could receive compensation for your child’s injury, medical expenses, future care, and more.
What is the problem with Celexa?
Many women have contacted a law firm and reported that they were not aware of the risk of birth defects associated with Celexa (citalopram). According to the side effect information, using Celexa during pregnancy can have a “direct toxic effect” on a fetus. Therefore, the manufacturer warns:
“[Celexa] should be used during pregnancy only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to a fetus.”
Unfortunately, our lawyers are concerned that many women have struggled to accurately determine the risks and benefits of using Celexa during pregnancy. Studies have linked Celexa to a doubled risk of heart defects, higher risks of brain and spinal defects, and other serious birth defects. Many women who believe their child was born with a Celexa birth defect have recently filed a lawsuit seeking financial compensation for their child’s injury.
Celexa Birth Defects
Studies of Celexa birth defects suggest that the drug’s effect on serotonin in a fetus may impact fetal development at any stage of pregnancy, which could potentially increase the risk of many types of birth defects, including:
- Heart defects
- Septal defects (“hole-in-the-heart” defects)
- Abdominal defects
- Omphalocele, gastroschisis (intestines protruding outside the body)
- Cranial or skull defects
- Brain and spinal cord defects
- Spina bifida
- Intellectual disabilities (including Autism Spectrum Disorder)
- Physical defects
- Anal atresia
- Cleft lip, cleft palate
- Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn (PPHN)
- And more
Do I Have a South Carolina Celexa Lawsuit?
The Product Liability & Defective Drug Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Celexa lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new Celexa birth defect lawsuits in South Carolina.
Free South Carolina Celexa Lawsuit Evaluation: Again, if you or a loved one took Celexa during pregnancy and had a baby with a birth defect, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a South Carolina Celexa lawsuit and we can help.