Effexor Birth Defects

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Effexor (Venlafaxine) and other SNRI (serotonin-nonrepinephrine reuptake inhibitor) antidepressants have been linked to some serious, life-threatening birth defects. If your baby is born with a birth defect and you took Effexor® while pregnant, our birth defect lawyers are available to help you.

Data has shown that babies are put at an increased risk of the following birth defects, if exposed to Effexor® and similar drugs during the early stages of development:

  • Heart defects 
  • PPHN (Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn)
  • Lung defects
  • Brain and spinal cord defects
  • Abdominal wall defects
  • Limb defects
  • Congenital abnormalities

Researchers have also made a connection between certain antidepressants and an increased risk of miscarriage due to the fact these drugs can cause malformations in the baby’s organs.

If your baby is born with a birth defect, we may be able to help you. You and your child might face a lifetime of challenges and expensive medical treatments. Our Effexor birth defect lawyers are experts in collecting compensation to help ease financial and emotional stress.

Call 1-800-407-9146 for a free evaluation of your case.

The antidepressant, Effexor® (Venlafaxine), increases a mother's risk of having a miscarriage and may also be linked to birth defects including:

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