The brain is an incredibly powerful yet fragile organ. The mysterious potential of the human mind has baffled the scientific community for centuries, and despite amazing advancements in our understanding of the brain, we remain engaged in a game of trial and error when it comes to drugs and their effects on how we think and feel. As amazing, beneficial, and widespread as antidepressants have become in recent years, there are still numerous cases of adverse effects from some of these dangerous drugs. If you or a loved one has experienced an injury, illness, or other adverse consequence as the result of taking an antidepressant, Stern Law Group is here to assist you with filing a personal injury claim and obtaining the compensation you deserve.

Dangers of Antidepressants

Antidepressants are marketed under a variety of names by pharmaceutical companies. Some of the more popular antidepressants include:

  • Wellbutrin
  • Paxil
  • Celexa
  • Lexapro
  • Zoloft
  • Prozac
  • Luvox
  • Symbax

As studies are still inconclusive, the dangers of antidepressants have yet to be fully investigated or understood. It is not uncommon, however, for users to experience a variety of psychological and physical consequences, such as sleeping disorders, muscle spasms, and anxiety. Stern Law Group advises you to seek medical attention for any adverse experiences.

Birth Defects

One of the most common and devastating effects associated with antidepressants is the increased risk of pregnancy complications and birth defects for women who use these products. While the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has reported that studies involving selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressants are conflicting and still inconclusive, there have still been many reports of birth defects associated with these drugs. In fact, one study conducted in 2006 showed that mothers taking SSRIs are up to six times more likely to experience birth defects, according to the FDA. We strongly encourage all women to consult a medical professional in these cases.

Contact Our Firm for Legal Assistance

While the FDA claims that it is too premature to make a significant conclusion about the relationship between SSRIs and birth defects, as well as other adverse effects, there have still been several drug recalls involving antidepressants. Pharmaceutical companies must be held accountable for placing drugs on the market without first ensuring that they are safe for consumption, particularly for long-term or ongoing use as is common with antidepressants. If you would like to learn more about your potential for a claim and how our talented, experienced, and committed attorneys can assist you, then contact Stern Law Group today.