Lawsuits for Serious SSRI Birth Defects are Frequent

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Lawsuits for Serious SSRI Birth Defects are Frequent

There are currently so many SSRI birth defect lawsuits that have been filed by families whose infants have been born with these defects that the cases are being consolidated in a massive legal action in the federal court system.

Among the health problems that women claim were caused in their infants because of the use of SSRIs during pregnancy are:

* A life-threatening lung condition known as – Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn
*Club Foot
*Cleft Palate
*Cleft Lip
*Ventricular septal malformation
*Omphalocele
*Tetralogy of Fallot
*Limb deformities
*Genital defects
*Heart defects
*Abnormal intestinal defects
*Hydrocephalus
*Atrial septal defect
*Ventral septal defect

Now, the findings of a new study published in the British Medical Journal show that patients taking SSRIs may be at higher risk of developing an abnormal heart beat than patients who take other medications.

[What they are talking about here is the long QT interval that I have been discussing for years and included much information on this in the 2000 edition of Prozac: Panacea or Pandora? – Our Serotonin Nightmare.]

Among the birth defects identified in these SSRI lawsuits are nearly every one of the complaints the mothers had listed:

*Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn
*Heart defects
*Ventricular septal malformation
*Atrial septal defect
*Tetralogy of Fallot
*Cleft lip
*Cleft palate
*Club foot
*Omphalocele
*Limb deformities
*Genital defects
*Abnormal intestinal defects
*Hydrocephalus

In the new research linking SSRIs to increased risk of stroke, the findings of the research, which were published in the journal Neurology, the scientists found that the increased risk of stroke occurs most often during the first few weeks of treatment.

I will follow this up with new research just out that will demonstrate serious problems for the mother after pregnancy due to her use of antidepressants.

– See more at: http://www.resource4thepeople.com/defectivedrugs/SSRI-Birth-Defects.html#sthash.0BfFrwpA.dpuf

Ann Blake Tracy, Executive Director,
International Coalition for Drug Awareness
www.drugawareness.org & http://ssristories.drugawareness.org
Author: “Prozac: Panacea or Pandora? – Our Serotonin Nightmare – The Complete Truth of the Full Impact of Antidepressants Upon Us & Our World” & Withdrawal CD “Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!

 

 

 

– See more at: http://www.resource4thepeople.com/defectivedrugs/SSRI-Birth-Defects.html#sthash.0BfFrwpA.dpuf

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Ann Blake Tracy, Executive Director,
International Coalition for Drug Awareness
(DrugAwareness.Org & SSRIstories.Net)
Author: ”Prozac: Panacea or Pandora? – Our Serotonin Nightmare – The Complete Truth of the Full Impact of Antidepressants Upon Us & Our World” & Withdrawal CD “Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!”

She has specialized since 1990 in adverse reactions to serotonergic medications (such as Prozac, Sarafem, Zoloft, Paxil, Luvox, Celexa, Lexapro, Effexor, Serzone, Remeron, Anafranil, Fen-Phen, Redux and Meridia as well as the new atypical antipsychotics Zyprexa, Geodon, Seroquel and Abilify), as well as pain killers, and has testified before the FDA and congressional subcommittee members on antidepressants.

WITHDRAWAL WARNING: In sharing this information about adverse reactions to antidepressants I always recommend that you also give reference to my CD on safe withdrawal, Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!, so that we do not have more people dropping off these drugs too quickly – a move which I have warned from the beginning can be even more dangerous than staying on the drugs!

WITHDRAWAL HELP: You can find the hour and a half long CD on safe and effective withdrawal helps here: store.drugawareness.org And if you need additional consultations with Ann Blake-Tracy, you can book one at www.drugawareness.org or sign up for one of the memberships for the International Coalition for Drug Awareness which includes free consultations as one of the benefits of that particular membership plan. You can even get a whole month of access to the withdrawal CD with tips on rebuilding after the meds, all six of my DVDs, hundreds of radio interviews, lectures, TV interviews I have done over the years PLUS my book on antidepressants with more information than you will find anywhere else for only $30 membership for a month (that is only $5 more than the book alone would cost) at www.drugawareness.org. (Definitely the best option to save outrageous postage charges for those out of the country!)

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