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Many Americans have suffered because a negligent drug-maker sold them a defective drug. In the case of Effexor, if a pregnant woman takes this antidepressant, her child could have devastating birth defects. These can be the basis of an Effexor lawsuit.

Such Effexor birth defects can stem from the fact that around one out of every 10 pregnant women suffers from depression and needs treatment. Sometimes Effexor (with the generic name venlafaxine) may be prescribed to treat major depressive disorder (MDD) as well as panic disorder, social phobia, social anxiety disorder, and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD).

But while Effexor may help ease such depression or anxiety, the drug also can trigger terrible birth defects when taken by a pregnant woman within a year before giving birth.

These Effexor side effects are the responsibility of Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories, Effexor’s manufacturer, and Pfizer Inc., which purchased Wyeth-Ayerst in 2009.

If you or a loved one has been seriously harmed by taking Effexor, contact the Texas Hammer® at Jim Adler & Associates to handle your personal injury claim. Our law firm handles Effexor lawsuits and approaches each case with care. We provide defective-drug lawyers in the state of Texas. You owe it to yourself to hire a skilled Effexor lawyer to settle your lawsuit. Call today and you can receive a free case review.

Effexor Side Effects

What are some of the dangerous Effexor side effects? For the babies of women who take Effexor while pregnant or soon before becoming pregnant, these can include:

  • Heart defects
  • Brain defects
  • Spine defects
  • Lung defects
  • Head, skull, or facial defects
  • Abdominal area defects
  • Gastrointestinal tract defects
  • Limb defects
  • Miscarriage

Indeed, a study revealed that Effexor could heighten the risk of miscarriage twofold. In that respect, Effexor is a fatal birth defect for the unborn child.

In addition, Effexor has also been known to cause memory loss and other cognitive problems, which could threaten your ability to function in the workplace or even in everyday life.

The expenses caused by such Effexor side effects are the responsibility of its negligent manufacturer and seller.

About Effexor

Unleashed on the market in 1993, venlafaxine, Effexor’s chief active ingredient, had amassed more than 17 million prescriptions by the year 2007. At that time, it was the sixth biggest-selling antidepressant being sold.

Effexor is not an SSRI antidepressant (meaning a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) but instead is an SNRI, or a serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor. You may have learned about the drug in an Effexor TV commercial.

But Effexor has done much harm while being sold to treat depression. The many possible Effexor side effects can be hugely expensive, including costs for surgery or even repeated surgeries, and those expenses are the responsibility of its negligent manufacturer and seller.

Let Us Work for You

Our law firm can hold such drug companies accountable for a child’s birth defects in the legal arena. We can launch an Effexor lawsuit on behalf of an innocent victim. Join the countless amount of people who have filed lawsuits against Effexor and get your just compensation.

How can this happen for you? For starters, contact us via this site’s free case evaluation form or by calling us at our toll-free number. Then, we’ll quickly reply with help for your potential Effexor lawsuit. This help comes in the form of a free case review, which comes with no obligation.

Then, if you decide you want to proceed with an Effexor memory loss lawsuit or birth defects case, our law firm can provide you with an experienced and skilled Effexor attorney or birth defect lawyer to handle your case and to seek payments for your family’s medical costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering due to this defective drug.

Many injured people have filed Effexor lawsuits and gained rightful compensation for the dangerous side effects caused by this drug. Why wait any longer to file your Effexor lawsuit? Contact The Tough, Smart Lawyer® for professional legal advice regarding your Effexor lawsuit. You won’t regret it.

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