Wellbutrin Birth Heart Defect Lawsuit & Lawyers

Print this page

Recent studies have shown that there is an increased risk of having a baby with a heart defect if the mother was taking Wellbutrin.

If you took Wellbutrin (bupropion) during your pregnancy and your baby was born with a birth defect, contact us today as there may be a class action lawsuit starting with a possible cash settlement for victims of Wellbutrin.

Researchers found that more than 12,700 infants born from 1997 to 2004 in the United States whose mothers were taking Wellbutrin during the pregnancy, had twice the risk of a heart defect also called in the medical community as left outflow defects.

Wellbutrin also known as Bupropion is an antidepressant in pill form used to treat seasonal affective disorder and it is usually taken once a day in the morning beginning in the early fall, continuing through the winter, and stopping in the early spring.

In May of 2010 a study published by the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology had found that bupropion (Wellbutrin), and also sold as a stop-smoking aid called Zyban, was also associated with an increased risk of cardiac birth defects.

Brand names of Bupropion include:



Wellbutrin SR

Wellbutrin XL


Known Heart Birth Defects from Wellbutrin (Bupropion):

  • Heart Ventricle Outflow Track Defects
  • A Ventrical Septal Defect
  • Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension in Newborn (PPHN)
  • Atrial Septal Defect

FDA Alert on Wellbutrin.

According to Obfocus.com, a High Risk Pregnancy website states:

The defects in infants born alive included one infant with bilateral club feet, one infant with Klinefelter's syndrome (no physical abnormalities), and 7 infants with heart defects (1 abnormal aortic valve thickening with mild aortic insufficiency, 1 ventricular septal defect, 1 trivial pulmonic stenosis with atrial septal defect, 1 coarctation with ventricular septal defect, 1 thickened heart muscle, 1 pulmonary stenosis, and 1 coarctation of the aorta). The observed proportion of birth defects in pregnancies with prenatal exposure to bupropion in the first trimester was 3.7%.

  • - -
  • By clicking the "Submit" button below, you agree that law firms you are matched with may contact you by telephone even if you are on a federal or state Do Not Call registry. Up to 10 law firms may respond to your request within approximately 2 weeks. In some cases 3 or more firms may respond to your request after 30 days. Use of this site is subject to our Terms of Use.

What People are Saying

Lucille says:

I took foxamax from and have suffered 8 compressed back fractures..

Topic: Fosomax more
Daniela says:

After I started using Yasmin, I experienced chest pains and breathing problems..

Topic: Fosomax more

Cases we handle

From Our Blog

Home | Sitemap 1 | Sitemap 2 | Sitemap 3

Website Design & Web Positioning by Wise Law Group

Copyright ©2013 Resource 4 The People - All rights reserved

Terms of Use

Visit my Google+ Page Legal Resources for the people

Information on Wellbutrin Birth Heart Defect Lawsuit and attorneys updated 8/31/2010