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Common Antidepressants That Lead to Birth Injury

Michael Becker

If your child was born with lung complications, they could be the result of medical negligence via a doctor prescribing an antidepressant to the mother that they should not have. It would be in your best interest to consult with a Cleveland birth injury attorney as soon as possible.

Lung defects can sometimes be the result of careless or reckless actions on behalf of a healthcare provider. One example would be a doctor who prescribes a medication that is found to increase the risk of a birth injury, such as an antidepressant during pregnancy. Anti-depressants have been linked to complications involving not only the lungs but the heart as well.

Some of the more commonly used antidepressants that can lead to a birth injury involving the heart or lungs include:

  • Wellbutrin;
  • Prozac;
  • Celexa;
  • Zoloft;
  • Lexapro; and
  • Paxil.

If your child has suffered a birth injury, such as a lung defect and you believe this was the result of medical negligence, compensation for your child’s injuries may be available. Damages could address current and future medical expenses, emotional distress, and other losses.

Seeking Help from a Cleveland Birth Injury Attorney

When you believe that your child has suffered a preventable birth injury, you should contact a Cleveland birth injury attorney to discuss your case. An attorney from The Becker Law Firm can explain your legal rights. Contact us today for a free initial consultation – (440) 252-4399.

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