Drug manufacturers have a responsibility to provide a safe and effective product. London-based GlaxoSmithKline has already settled with victims in other cases, and now it appears the company could be in legal hot water once again. A new study by the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology shows that a commonly used anti-depressant, Wellbutrin (or its generic version, Bupropion), could be linked to an extremely harmful birth defect.
The researchers stress that more examination is necessary, but the results are clearly disturbing for mothers with prescriptions for this drug. In past cases, GlaxoSmithKline has paid the following:
The next big case against this pharmaceutical company could be for the issues with Wellbutrin. New research shows that infants of mothers who were taking the drug in the first trimester of pregnancy had double the risk of being born with a heart defect. Though these cases are rare, they lead to serious complications. The specific problem is a left outflow heart defect in infants, which often requires surgery.
Victims in this case could be entitled to a variety of compensation including reimbursement for medical bills, emotional anguish, travel expenses and other legitimate costs. Some victims are considering class action lawsuits against this giant drug manufacturer. In these cases, victims with similar claims band together, splitting any settlement depending on the severity of their individual damages.
These plaintiffs believe the company should be held accountable for designing, marketing and selling a dangerous product. While there are a number of minor side effects associated with many prescription drugs, no one assumes that it could be harming a child. The drug is also used as a smoking cessation aid, known as Zyban, which soon-to-be mothers probably took to ensure their unborn children were healthy.
If you are seeking intelligent and aggressive legal representation for your Wellbutrin case, turn to Anapol Schwartz. Our 30-member team of skilled attorneys has more than 30 years of experience. We understand the problems and pitfalls associated with cases against pharmaceutical companies, and we are ready to defend your rights. Contact us today to schedule a consultation to discuss your case.
Copyright © 2004-2014 All rights reserved. Anapol Schwartz, P.C. - Pennsylvania Wellbutrin Heart Defect Law Firm - Pennsylvania Wellbutrin Lawsuits - Personal Injury and Product Liability Law Firm.
Locations: 1710 Spruce Street, Philadelphia , PA 19103 | 1040 N. Kings Highway, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034 | 252 Boas Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101 | (of Counsel) Clark Perdue & List & Co. LPA 471 E. Broad Street, Suite 1550, Columbus, OH 43215 | 8700 East Bonita Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85255
Philadelphia Wellbutrin Side Effects Attorney Disclaimer: This website is dedicated to providing public information regarding Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin side effects, heart defects, and other product liability lawsuit legal information. None of the information on this site is intended to be formal legal advice, nor the formation of a lawyer or attorney client relationship. Please contact a Pennsylvania Wellbutrin injury lawyer or Philadelphia Wellbutrin recall attorney at our law firm for information regarding your particular case. This website is not intended to solicit clients outside the states of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Ohio, West Virginia and Arizona.