Wellbutrin (generic: bupropion) is an antidepressant medication that belongs to a category of drugs known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI’s). SSRI’s depend on balancing chemicals in the brain and allowing serotonin to properly stimulate nerves. However, the continual use of this drug may lead to serious Wellbutrin side effects. Mothers who take Wellbutrin during pregnancy may increase the risk of their child developing a severe, life-threatening congenital birth defect.
Do I Have a Wellbutrin Lawsuit? Collen A. Clark is a true advocate for his clients and is passionate about helping Texans that have been injured or wronged. If you or a loved one have given birth to a child with a birth defect after taking Wellbutrin during pregnancy, you should contact our lawyers immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a Wellbutrin lawsuit.
Pregnant women who were prescribed Wellbutrin may increase the risk of their child developing congenital birth defects. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) acknowledged that the link between Wellbutrin and congenital birth defects was strong enough to issue a warning. In July 2006, the FDA announced that children born to mothers who were prescribed Wellbutrin during pregnancy may be at an increased risk of developing potentially fatal birth defects.
Birth Defects Linked to Wellbutrin
The following birth defects have been linked to infants whose mothers took Wellbutrin while pregnant:
- Atrial Septal Defect and Ventricular Septal Defect
- Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn
- Valve Problems – malformed or stuck and won’t close
- Tricuspid Valve (Ebstein’s Anomaly)
- Mitral Valve
- Transposition of the Great Arteries / Vessels
- Tetralogy of the Fallot
- Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS)
- Hypoplastic Right Heart Syndrome (HRHS)
- Tricuspid Atresia
- Aortic Stenosis
- Pulmonary Atresia
- Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA)
- Coarctation of the Aorta
- Truncus Arteriosus
- Tricuspid Valve Stenosis
- Heart Murmur
- Pulmonary Stenosis
- Gastroschisis – abdominal wall defect
- Esophageal Stenosis
- Club Foot
- Anal Atresia
- Spina Bifida
Wellbutrin Class Action Lawyer
The Clark Firm, LLP is nationally recognized as a class action law firm, but we are not filing a Wellbutrin class action at this time. There are hundreds of lawsuits involving children who were born with birth defects after exposure to antidepressants, but most are actually individual lawsuits that have been centralized in a mass-tort in federal court. If you believe your child was injured by Wellbutrin, contact our attorneys for information about filing an individual lawsuit.
Do I Have a Wellbutrin Lawsuit?
Collen A. Clark is a true advocate for his clients and is passionate about helping Texans that have been injured or wronged. Again, if you or a loved one have given birth to a child with a birth defect after taking Wellbutrin during pregnancy, you should contact our lawyers immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a Wellbutrin lawsuit.
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