When people suffer from clinical depression, they need the help of medication so that they can more effectively manage their condition. Successful management of depression can make all the difference in someone’s life overall, and one of the leading medications with regards to treating depression is known as Effexor. Effexor is manufactured by Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, which is now owned by Pfizer, one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world.
Unfortunately, reports of serious Effexor side effects eventually began to arise, and these side effects tended to appear in the form of severe birth defects that developed in infants whose mothers had used this medication while they were pregnant. If your child has suffered in this regard, you need to seek the help of experienced Effexor side effects lawyers as soon as possible. Below is a brief overview of this troubling issue.
Effexor is an antidepressant medication that’s a part of a class of drugs that are known in the science world as SNRI’s, or Serotonin Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitors. SNRI’s work by helping a patient’s mind regulate and bring into balance substances known as norepinephrine and serotonin. When these substances fall out of balance, they can create problems with the brain’s functions that lead to conditions such as depression.
Unfortunately, reports of Effexor side effects eventually began to surface, and these side effects were seen as most serious when they appeared in the form of birth defects that developed in infants whose mothers had used this medication while pregnant. Common examples of serious Effexor birth defects include:
Any or all of these Effexor birth defects can be extremely debilitating and life-changing in severity, and some of them have led to the death of the child.
When parents discover that their child has been born with a severe birth defect, the immediate emotional fallout can be devastating. Families who are forced into this position need to be able to focus on the care of their suffering child, and thus this is not a time to attempt to take on a corporate giant such as Pfizer with their billions of dollars in resources and defense attorneys.
Therefore, parents who find themselves in a position where they need to fight for the rights of their children need to obtain the help of Effexor side effects lawyers who have a long and proven track record of holding even the largest corporations accountable for the harm they have caused. If you find yourself in this position, contact Parilman & Associates today to schedule a free initial consultation.
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