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Antidepressants & Pregnancy: Teen Files Prozac Birth Defects Lawsuit

By | Pharmaceutical litigation, Prozac, Uncategorized

SSRI Antidepressant Prozac Birth Defects LawsuitHaving suffered from Prozac birth defects, a Scottish teen has filed a lawsuit targeting Prozac maker, Eli Lilly. According to an article about the teen that was published by the Scottish news service, The Daily Record, the teen’s mother had used Prozac during her pregnancy.

The family believes that Prozac exposure in the womb caused the boy’s birth defects, which include a cleft lip and spina bifida.

The Prozac birth defects lawsuit has been filed in a court in Florida.

The combination of antidepressants and pregnancy being the cause of birth defects is a firm one. Unfortunately, many children have suffered tremendously from exposure to selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressants, a category of antidepressant that includes Prozac, in the womb.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recognized an association between Prozac and birth defects, and thus, has recommended that the use of Prozac during pregnancy should only occur when benefits outweigh risks.

However, for the mother of the Scottish teen, such an analysis of benefits and risks was never undertaken, since, at the time she was using Prozac in the ’90s, there was still little understanding of how the antidepressant affected children in the womb.

Legal Assistance

Carey Danis & Lowe is a St. Louis law firm that represents families whose lives have been impacted by the use of SSRI antidepressants during pregnancy.

If your child suffered from birth defects after being exposed to an SSRI antidepressant, such as Prozac, in the womb, we encourage you and your family to explore legal options and compensation eligibility today.

Our law firm offers free, no-obligation case evaluations.

Contact Carey Danis & Lowe by phone at 800.721.2519, or by completing a confidential personal injury claim form. We look forward to offering you and your family any assistance that we can.

Testosterone Gel Side Effects Overview

By | Pharmaceutical litigation, Testosterone, Uncategorized

testoserone_gelThe promises of improved well being made in advertisements for testosterone gel have attracted large numbers of men. However, these promises fall short, and obscure a serious testosterone gel side effect. Since the use of these gels to treat low testosterone is somewhat new, health risks are still coming to light, with one of them being a threat to a patient’s heart health.

In September 2014, an advisory committee appointed by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) voted to order manufacturers of testosterone gels, such as AbbVie, the company responsible for AndroGel, and Eli Lilly, who is responsible for Axiron, to undertake research into testosterone gels and cardiovascular health.

Testosterone Gel Side Effects on Women & Children

Testosterone gel side effects are not limited to the patient, since these drugs require topical application.

For some women who have come into contact with a patient who uses testosterone gel, side effects include acne and abnormal hair growth.

For children, testosterone gel side effects include an acceleration in puberty.

Carey Danis & Lowe Is Here to Help

Suffering from the serious side effects of a drug that was advertised as a miracle solution can result in much distress. It appears that in the case of testosterone gels, the manufacturers were more interested in drug sales than supplying doctors and patients with vital information about the safety of these drugs.

If you or someone you love was injured by testosterone gels, the personal injury lawyers at Carey Danis & Lowe are here to help. We are offering free, no-obligation case consultations during which we will share with you our professional advice on how to move forward with your case.

We are here to listen to your testosterone gel story. Contact Carey Danis & Lowe by phone at 800.721.2519, or by completing a confidential personal injury claim form.

Prozac Birth Defects Lawsuit News: Judge Rules to Include Plaintiff’s Accusations

By | Pharmaceutical litigation, Prozac, Uncategorized

prozac_lawsuit_prozac_birth_defects_litigation_settlementsIn the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California, where a Prozac birth defects lawsuit is being heard, Judge Lawrence K. Karlton ruled to maintain the plaintiff’s accusation of Eli Lilly’s Co.’s failure to warn. Furthermore, Judge Karlton found that the plaintiff’s additional claim that Prozac’s development betrayed Eli Lilly’s codes was sufficiently established, according to HarrisMartin. As such, evidence supporting these claims will be granted presentation in the court.

Carey Danis & Lowe Prozac lawyers believe that Judge Karlton’s decision to uphold the allegation of failure to warn is important. This means that the plaintiff has the opportunity to present a Prozac lawsuit in court that establishes Eli Lilly’s disregard for patient safety and neglectful business practices.

One of the most common Prozac birth defects is persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN), a condition that affects normal lung function, resulting in a lack of properly oxygenated blood. In a study published by The New England Journal of Medicine in 2006, researchers found that the risk of PPHN increased six-fold in children whose mothers used a selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant, such as Prozac, during pregnancy.

Carey Danis & Lowe is a national law firm headquartered in St. Louis whose attorneys represent victims of SSRI birth defects. Our Prozac birth defects lawyers are currently offering free legal consultations of Prozac cases, and are available to discuss your legal options. We can also assist with filing a Prozac birth defects lawsuit.

If you have concerns about the impact Prozac has on children in the womb and after birth, receive thorough answers to your questions by discussing them with one of our on-staff medical experts. Share your story with Carey Danis & Lowe today by calling 800.721.2519, or by completing a confidential personal injury claim.