If your child was born with a birth defect and you took Wellbutrin during pregnancy, the drug may be to blame. Recent studies have found that antidepressants like Wellbutrin have the potential to cause congenital heart and lung defects, cranial abnormalities like cleft lip and cleft palate, and persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN).
Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If your child or other loved one was born with birth defects after the mother took Wellbutrin in pregnancy, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a class action suit against the manufacturer and our lawyers can help.
Wellbutrin (generic: bupropion) is an atypical antidepressant prescribed to treat major depressive disorder, anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and other conditions. The drug works by blocking the absorption (“reuptake”) of neurotransmitters in the brain, which gives the chemicals a better chance of activating the receptors on the next nerve cell. Wellbutrin is manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), and was approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in 1985.
Wellbutrin Birth Defects
Antidepressants like Wellbutrin have been linked to the following birth defects:
- 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 Class Action 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 Wellbutrin birth defect cases in all 50 states.
Free Confidential Case Evaluation: Again, if you or a loved one was born with 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 class action suit and we can help.