Did you know that your child’s birth defect may not be a hereditary result, but rather due to a defective drug? This can be the case if the child’s mother used an antidepressant while pregnant. Among antidepressants is the drug Remeron.
Such birth defect injuries can be very costly, and they can mandate that a family seeks the legal remedy of a birth defect lawsuit to recover financially.
The generic name for Remeron is mirtazapine, which is the chemical that is its chief active ingredient. This drug is used to treat depression and anxiety.
About one tenth of pregnant American women experience depression, which must be treated, and sometimes is treated with a prescription drug antidepressant.
In other cases, a woman may be using an antidepressant when she learns she’s pregnant, which could be two months into the pregnancy. This is the worst time to be taking an antidepressant, which can cause the worst birth defects when taken in the first trimester.
Like fellow antidepressants Effexor and Wellbutrin, Remeron is not in the family of antidepressants known as SSRI, or selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. But Remeron is an antidepressant drug.
Remeron’s mirtazapine was launched in America in 1990 by Organon International of The Netherlands. Organon is now part of Merck & Co. of New Jersey, one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical corporations.
Remeron is a Categry C drug for pregnancy, as set forth by the Food and Drug Administration. This means the drug is under study.
But one thing we do know: Antidepressants can cause birth defects, including ailments of the heart, lungs, brain and other vital parts of the body.
If someone in your family is born with a birth defect after the mother took an antidepressant while pregnant, know that you have legal rights. You have the right to seek financial recovery via an antidepressant lawsuit against the drug’s manufacturer.
Such a lawsuit can claim fitting and fair financial compensation for your family’s medical expenses and pain and suffering due to the defective antidepressant drug.
If you should need such an antidepressant birth defect lawsuit, you also will require a defective drug lawyer or birth defect lawyer, which our law firm can provide.
Notify us today of your family’s birth defect due to a defective antidepressant such, and let us help you get the economic recovery — and justice — that you deserve.
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