Celexa® Linked to Birth Defects
Celexa was approved by the FDA in 1998 for anxiety and depression. The FDA is strengthening its warning for the antidepressant Celexa because it may be associated with birth defects. The most common birth defects are congenital heart defects, Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn (PPHN), abdominal and cranial defects.
Compensation for Celexa Birth Injuries
Victims of Celexa may be entitled to medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and possibly even punitive damages. If you think you or a loved one has a birth injury from Celexa, don’t hesitate to call an attorney. There is a limited amount of time you can file Celexa lawsuits due to statutes of limitations.
For a free legal consultation on Celexa birth injuries, fill out the online consultation form or call 1-866-232-5777.
Injuries from Celexa
Celexa injuries may have seriously harmed many people. We understand what you’re going through, Woods & Wood has worked with thousands of injury victims. There are many complications from Celexa you can hire a drug injury lawyer for:
Heart valve/septal defects. A septal defect is sometimes called a “hole in the heart.” Large septal defects, often apparent at birth, require surgery. Small ones may go undiagnosed at first, sometimes showing up as a “heart murmur.” Two heart valve defects associated with Celexa are
- Atrial septal defects (ASD)
- Ventricular septal defects (VSD)
Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension (PPHN) is a life-threatening lung condition apparent soon after birth. PPHN babies cannot get enough oxygen into their bloodstream. This can cause heart failure, seizures, organ failure, hearing loss, brain damage, kidney damage, shock and even death.
Anencephaly is a heart-breaking birth defect where a baby is born missing major portions of the brain, skull and scalp. A baby born with anencephaly is often stillborn, or dies within hours or days of birth.
Craniosynostosis is a birth defect that causes the joints in the skull (called “cranial sutures”) to fuse before the brain has finished growing. It can lead to disfigurement of the skull or face, blindness and mental retardation. Surgery—often during the first year of the baby’s life—is needed to correct the condition.
Omphalocele An omphalocle is a birth defect where a baby’s internal organs, such as the intestines, the liver or other organs, stick out of the baby’s belly button. Surgery is needed to fix an omphalocle.
Get The Legal Help You Deserve
Woods & Woods was founded in 1985 for one reason: to fight for injured victims. We never charge you a penny unless we win your case. For a free legal consultation about Celexa injuries, fill out the online consultation form or call toll-free 1-866-232-5777.