The Willis Law Firm is currently representing families and individuals who have been affected by birth defects which may have been caused by the antidepressant Wellbutrin. Increasing amounts of evidence has surfaced claiming that the antidepressant meant to treat depression, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, and to quit smoking, may cause severe birth defects if taken during pregnancy.
Currently no nationwide class action Wellbutrin lawsuit has been filed, but the Willis Law Firm based in Houston, Texas is accepting Wellbutrin Birth Defects cases nationwide. Wellbutrin (generic: bupropion) is an antidepressant medication manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline. Studies published by both The New England Journal of Medicine and The American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology have claimed that there is a significant increase in the risk of children with various severe birth defects when Wellbutrin is taken by pregnant mothers.
Wellbutrin is not classified as an SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) like Zoloft, Prozac, Paxil, and Lexapro. However, it does show many of the same side effects and complications including those which claim that it can potentially lead to birth defects when taken during all or part of pregnancy.
Currently, Wellbutrin is a Pregnancy Category C drug, meaning that while the FDA has not directly declared that it causes damage to human fetuses, it has shown detrimental effects to animal fetuses in animal testing. Pregnancy Category C is the most severe rating the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will give to a drug before requiring it not to be prescribed to expecting mothers unless special circumstances require it.
Many new parents ask themselves what was the cause of my child’s birth defects? Did it happen during pregnancy? The antidepressant Wellbutrin may be linked to causing the development of birth defects in unborn babies, infants, and children when their mothers took antidepressants while pregnant.
Our law firm is handling individual birth defect lawsuits against drug and pharmaceutical companies and currently accepting new Wellbutrin cases across the nation. If your child was born with a birth injury that you believe may have been caused by taking an antidepressant like Wellbutrin during pregnancy, then you should contact our law firm as soon as possible for a free confidential review of your potential birth defect lawsuit case. All cases are handled on a Contingency Fee Basis (no attorney’s fees or expenses charged unless we recover for you.