Do You Have an SSRI Case?

Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) are a class of medications sold under multiple brands including:

  • Celexa
  • Cipralex
  • Favoxil
  • Lexapro
  • Paxil
  • Zoloft

These drugs are put on the market with the intent to treat depression and are also used to treat conditions including panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, PTSD, OCD, and multiple other related mental conditions. All of them work in a similar manner by increasing serotonin production, which is believed to help alleviate depression.

Unfortunately, SSRI medications have turned out to cause a number of side effects that are very serious which people were not made aware of when they began taking the drugs. These side effects include congenital birth defects and increased thoughts of suicide.

If you or a loved one suffers from serious injury due to a dangerous drug on the market, call the experienced Massachusetts dangerous drug lawyers at the Attorney Injury Group at 617-934-7000 for help. We will investigate your accident and injury claim, and work to seek the justice and compensation you deserve. We will make sure to hold the negligent party accountable and will fight for you.

SSRI Dangers in Massachusetts

Drug companies have an obligation to ensure all medical products that are put on the market work as promised, and are required to warn people of any and all potential dangers associated with these products. Unfortunately, SSRI medications that were released on the market had multiple negative side effects that people were not aware of. Multiple studies have linked SSRI medications to the following side effects:

  • Birth defects including a lung disorder called PPHN; congenital heart defects (including hypoplastic left heart syndrome, pulmonary or tricuspid atresia and atrial or ventricular septal defects, among others); cleft palette, club foot and developmental delays
  • Extreme withdrawal symptoms when discontinuing use of the drug
  • Increased thoughts of suicide, specifically in young adults and kids
  • Hypertension in pregnant women. A study in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology indicates that women taking an SSRI during pregnancy are 60% more likely to develop hypertension. For women taking Paxil specifically, the risk of hypertension increases by 80%

The Attorney Injury Group will fight aggressively to protect your rights. If you or a loved one have an SSRI case, call the experienced SSRI attorneys at the Attorney Injury Group for help. Call us today at 617-934-7000 for a FREE, confidential consultation. When you call our experienced Massachusetts SSRI lawyers, we will investigate every detail of your case at no cost to you.

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