Wellbutrin Birth Heart Defect Lawsuit & Lawyers
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:
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
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%.