Wellbutrin (bupropion) has recently been linked to an increased risk of life-threatening congenital cardiac birth defects in babies born to mothers that took the drug(s) during pregnancy. Bupropion is marketed as Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin XL, and Wellbutrin XR.
If you or somebody you know has taken Wellbutrin while pregnant and given birth to a child with a birth defect, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and our lawyers can help.
What’s the problem?
The American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology recently published an article showing that mothers that took Wellbutrin during pregnancy had an increased risk of giving birth to a child with left outflow tract heart defects. Left outflow heart defects affect the flow of blood from the heart’s left chambers to the rest of the body. In this study, the most common type of this defect was coarctation of the aorta — a narrowing in the body’s main artery that, in children, typically requires surgical repair.
Additional Birth Defects Linked to Antidepressants
In addition to those listed above, Wellbutrin and other antidepressants have been linked to the following extremely serious birth defects:
- Valve Problems – malformed or stuck and won’t close
- 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 Defective Drug & Product Liability Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus exclusively on the representation of plaintiffs in Wellbutrin birth defect lawsuits. We are currently investigating the link between Wellbutrin and Left outflow heart defects and accepting new cases in all 50 states.
Again, If you or somebody you know has taken Wellbutrin while pregnant and given birth to a child with a birth defect, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and our lawyers can help.