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Dangerous Substances and Devices

Pradaxa

If you have suffered the loss of a family member who took Pradaxa or you yourself suffered from the side effects of Pradaxa, you may be entitled to significant compensation.

SSRI Birth Defects

Antidepressants used during pregnancy linked to increased risk of autism, heart birth defects, lung birth defects and other congenital birth defects.

Topamax

On March 4, 2011, the FDA notified healthcare professionals and patients of an increased risk of development of cleft lip and/or cleft palate (oral clefts) in infants born to women treated with Topamax (topiramate) during pregnancy.

Paxil

Important Update:

The time to file a claim on behalf of children born with congenital heart defects is running out.

PAXIL has been linked to the development of serious cardiac birth defects in children born to mothers who took Paxil during pregnancy.

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Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy Significantly Increases the Risk of Autism

A study published July 5, 2011, in the Archives of General Psychiatry, Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy and Childhood Autism Spectrum Disorders, reports that mothers exposed to SSRI antidepressants during pregnancy, such as Paxil, Zoloft or Prozac, have an increased of having a child born with autism.  Read more »

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