Celexa Birth Defects Attorneys
Celexa (citalopram) is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant drug. It was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat major depression, and is often prescribed off-label to treat anxiety disorders, ADHD, OCD and panic disorders.
Researchers have concluded that women taking Celexa while they are pregnant are at a greater risk of having newborn babies with congenital birth defects. The strong link between Celexa side effects and congenital heart defects has prompted many doctors to warn pregnant women to stop using Celexa during pregnancy.
Our Celexa birth defect lawyers are helping families nationwide by filing Celexa heart defect lawsuits and Celexa birth defect lawsuits on behalf of victims and their families across the United States. We represent every Celexa lawsuit client on a contingent fee basis, meaning there are absolutely no legal fees or costs unless you recover money.
Call us at 1-888-554-2889 to speak to our dangerous drug lawyers personally. We offer:
- A free, no-obligation case evaluation with a Celexa attorney
- No fee unless we win your case
- Flexible appointments
- Help for families with Celexa birth defect claims Nationwide
Congenital Heart Defects caused by Celexa
The New England Journal of Medicine published a study indicating that children whose mothers took SSRI antidepressants like Celexa during pregnancy were six (6) times more likely to be born with the cardio-pulmonary birth defect Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn (PPHN) than those whose mothers did not use antidepressants during pregnancy.
Heart Defects our Celexa Attorneys are most concerned with include:
- Atrial Septal Defect - ASD (a hole in the baby’s heart)
- Coarctation of the Aorta
- Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS)
- Double Aortic Arch
- Double Inlet Left Ventricle
- Double Outlet Right Ventricle
- Pulmonary Atresia
- Tetralogy of Fallot
- Transposition of the Great Vessels
- Tricuspic Atresia
- Truncus Arteriosus
- Ventricular Septal Defect - VSD (a hole in the baby’s heart)
Congenital Birth Defects caused by Celexa
- Cleft Palate
- Cleft Lip
- Clubbed Foot
- Cranial Defects
- Genital Malformations
- Heart Defects
- Limb Malformations
- Lung Defects
- Neural Tube Defects
- Spina Bifida
If your child was born with any of these congenital birth defects after taking Celexa while you were pregnant, you may be eligible to recover significant compensation from the antidepressant drug’s manufacturer, Forest Laboratories, Inc. Our personal injury lawyers are experienced at helping Celexa side effect victims and can help you get all of the information that you need to find out if you are eligible for compensation to assist your family with caring for your child's birth defect.
Other Antidepressant Drugs that cause Birth Defects
- Cymbalta® (duloxetine)
- Lexapro® (escitalopram)
- Effexor® (venlafaxine)
- Paxil® (paroxetine)
- Pristiq® (desvenlafaxine)
- Prozac® (fluoxetine)
- Xanax® (alprazolam)
- Wellbutrin® (bupropion)
- Zoloft® (sertraline hydrochloride)
Know Your Legal Rights. Our Celexa Lawyers Can Help.
If you took Celexa or generic citalopram while pregnant and your child was born with a congenital heart defect or other birth defect, please call us right away to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney who specializes in defective pharmaceutical litigation and dangerous drug side effect lawsuits. We can help you and your family to get the justice and compensation you need and deserve.