Autism Caused by Zoloft, Prozac, Paxil, Sarafem, Celexa & Lexapro

Autism Caused by Antidepressant Drugs

Was your baby born with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)? Did you take SSRI Antidepressants in the year prior to your baby’s birth? You should know that recent scientific studies have shown a connection between certain antidepressant use by women and autism in their babies.

The new study published by the Archives of General Psychiatry and reported by TIME Magazine involved research on more than 1,800 children. It found that women who used the drugs in the year prior to giving birth were twice as likely to have children burdened with autism. Those women who used the SSRI drugs in the first trimester of pregnancy were four times as likely to have babies with ASD.

Autism Frequently Asked Questions:

  • What is Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)?
  • What are the Types of Autism Spectrum Disorder?
  • What are the Causes of Autism Spectrum Disorder?
  • What are the Symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder?

Some of the most common SSRI antidepressant drugs include, Zoloft, Celexa, Prozac, Paxil, Sarafem and Lexapro.

If your baby was born with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and you used an antidepressant before giving birth (even before you were pregnant), you should immediately seek the advice of a board certified personal injury trial lawyer to determine if you and your baby are entitled to compensation.  Autism lawsuits are being filed against the makers of Zoloft, Celexa, Prozac, Paxil, Sarafem and Lexapro.

Michael P. Fleming is board certified in personal injury trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Call him today for a free consultation.

In addition to being board certified as a specialist in Personal Injury Trial Law and well-known as the former Harris County Attorney, Michael P. Fleming has been recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer for many years. His Houston law firm is AV rated by Martindale – Hubbell (the highest rating) and has been featured in H-Texas Magazine’s Top Attorneys in Houston issue which features the best Houston lawyers and law firms. He is also one of the small percentage of attorneys in the entire country to have had the privilege of arguing and winning a case before the Supreme Court of the United States.