Celexa Causing Birth Defects
Celexa (citalopram) is an anti-depressant drug that may cause birth defects. Studies and literature are proving greater links between a certain group of anti-depressants and birth defects - this group of drugs is known as Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRI). Within the product labeling for Celexa (sold by Forest Laboratories), there is no warning of increased risks of birth defects. If you know an infant suffering from birth defects after the mother took Celexa during pregnancy, the lawyers at Rheingold Giuffra Ruffo & Plotkin LLP are here to help you explore your legal options.
At Rheingold Giuffra Ruffo & Plotkin LLP, we have been helping people from New York and across the nation with their most critical legal problems for over 30 years. We are handling a wide range of drug liability claims, including those involving the prescription drugs which are implicated with birth defects.
In 2005, the FDA released a public health advisory which warned of a possible link between the use of certain SSRI anti-depressants during pregnancy and an increased risk of cardiovascular defects in babies. A year later, the FDA published a specific warning regarding Celexa, linking it with Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of newborns, a life threatening disorder. Other implicated abnormalities associated with the drug include:
- Abdominal birth defects
- Anal atresia (partial or complete closure of the anus)
- Cardiac defects
- Cleft lip and cleft palate
- Club foot
- Craniosynostosis (premature fusion of the skull bones)
- Limb defects
- Spina bifida (defect where bones of the spine do not form around spinal cord)
- Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension
Our attorneys will work with you personally to determine the extent of the monetary damage this drug has caused you, and what legal remedies are at your disposal. Our goal is to help you obtain monetary compensation for the financial hardships you face.