Commonly Prescribed Anti-Depressants Cause Serious, Life-Long Injuries


For years across the United States Drug Companies promoted a group of drugs knows as Selective Serotonin Re-Uptake Inhibitors, or SSRIs. These drugs include Prozac, Paxil, Pexeva, Prozac, Sarafem, Lexapro, Celexa, Symbyax, Luvox and Vibryd. This class of drugs are used to treat depression, panic disorders, ADHD, PMDD and obsessive disorders, just to name a few of the conditions. Research has become available calling into question the use of any of these drugs in pregnant women. The drugs Effexor and Cymbalta are not SSRI drugs but they have also been associated with birth defects.

Studies have liked these drugs with birth defects which may include any of the following:

  • Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn.
  • Cleft Lip or Cleft Palate
  • Neural Tube Defects
  • Limb deformities
  • Omphalocele
  • Abdominal birth defects
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Anal Atresia
  • An abnormally shaped scull
  • Other birth defects

Across the United States lawsuits have been filed by lawyers dedicated to helping consumers and users of dangerous prescription drugs or helping consumers who were not warned of the dangerous side effects of drugs. The New England Journal of Medicine published a study showing the increased risk of birth defects to children born to women who used drugs during pregnancy.

If you took one of these anti-depressants drugs during pregnancy and have a child with one of the above-described or other type of birth defects it is important for you to seek legal advice and counsel. Expenses for children with birth defects can run into thousands and thousands of dollars, which might include past, present and future medical expenses, loss of wage earning capacity, future costs of a medical assistant to help care for the child, and other harms and losses.

The law firm of Coxwell & Associates, PLLC has its main office in Jackson, MS, with a branch on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The law firm has obtained legal verdicts from juries and/or settlements over three hundred ($300,000,000.00) for its clients. The truth about all big prescription drug cases is that they all end up in what is called Multi-District Litigation in Federal Court. That means whether you like it or not as an injured person, your case may be sent to another state to be handled by a Federal Judge until all pre-trial proceedings are completed. Coxwell & Associates, PLLC, has developed strategic relationships with some of the largest national law firms in the country. This permits Coxwell & Associates to deliver “home town” services to their clients. Clients don’t need to worry about what law firm has their case, they know Coxwell & Associates stays involved and in touch with each client while using resources of some of the biggest law firms in the nation.

For over thirty two (32) years Coxwell & Associates have helped people who were seriously injured and damaged by dangerous products, dangerous drugs, and other types of injuries. The Firm’s motto is “A Mississippi Firm Helping Mississippians for over 30 Years.”

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