Many popular antidepressants including Wellbutrin (generic: bupropion) have been linked to severe birth defects including Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn (PPHN), heart, lung and cranial defects.
Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If your child or other loved one was born a birth defect after the mother took Wellbutrin during pregnancy, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit against the manufacturer and our lawyers can help.
What’s the problem?
The results of a 2010 medical study suggests that there may be an increased risk of heart birth defects from Wellbutrin when the drug is taken during pregnancy. U.S. researchers and scientists at the Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) published the study in the the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology.
The study looked at 12,700 children born in the U.S. between 1997 & 2004, and found that mothers who used Wellbutrin during their first trimester were more than twice as likely to give birth to an infant with a congenital heart defect known as a left outflow tract defect. This defect can restrict the flow of blood to the rest of the body from the heart’s left chambers, and often must be surgically corrected to allow the child’s main artery to function properly.
Wellbutrin (bupropion HCI) was first approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in 1985, and is manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). The drug was pulled from the market later that year due to the high number of seizures associated with its side effects, but was reintroduced in 1989 after federal reviewers determined that the seizures were dose specific and lowered the daily dosage of the drug.
Birth Defects Linked to Antidepressants – What Type of Wellbutrin Lawsuits Are Being Filed?
Our lawyers are filing Wellbutrin lawsuits for injured individuals and families for the following life-threatening birth defects that have been linked to the use of Wellbutrin and other antidepressants:
- Atrial Septal Defects (ASD)
- Ventricular Septal Defects (VSD)
- Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn (PPHN)
- Tricuspid Valve (Ebstein’s Anomaly)
- Mitral Valve Prolapse
- Transposition of the Great Arteries (TGA)
- Transposition of the Great Vessels (TGV)
- Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF)
- Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS)
- Hypoplastic Right Heart Syndrome (HRHS)
- Tricuspid Atresia
- Aortic Stenosis
- Pulmonary Atresia (PA)
- Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA)
- Coarctation of the Aorta
- Truncus Arteriosus
- Tricuspid Valve Stenosis
- Heart Murmur
- Pulmonary Stenosis
- Gastroschisis – abdominal wall defect
- Esophageal Stenosis
- Anal Atresia
- Spina Bifida
Do I have a Wellbutrin Lawsuit?
The Product Liability & Defective Drug Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Wellbutrin Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new birth defect cases in all 50 states.
Free Confidential Case Evaluation: Again, if your child was harmed by Wellbutrin side effects, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit and our lawyers can help.