The dangerous drug attorneys at the Law Offices of Gregory Krasovsky provide legal support and representation to plaintiffs seeking to pursue a Prozac lawsuit. In order to secure a maximum Prozac settlement, it is crucial to have a competent and experienced Prozac lawyer to guide you through all of the legal hurdles. Contact a Prozac attorney today to schedule a free consultation and take your first step to recovering damages.
Prozac is an antidepressant, manufactured by Eli Lilly and Company, of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI). Other tradenames include Sarafem and Fontex. The FDA has approved Fluoxetine for serious depression, pediatric depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), bulimia nervosa, panic disorder, and premenstrual dysphoric disorder. Each year, over 20 million prescriptions of Prozac are filled by pharmacies across the United States. Unfortunately, Prozac side effects are very serious and occasionally outweight the benefits of this drug.
Of all antidepressants, fluoxetine is the one that has had the highest rate of youth suicidal tendencies associated with it. This is dishearteniing because one would think that an antidepressant such as Prozac would diminish suicidal thoughts rather than increase them.
Like all other SSRIs, Prozac causes serious side effects, some of which exacerbate the problems it seeks to treat. Side effects include, but are by no means limited to the following:
- Sexual Dysfunction
- Rash or Urticaria
- Suicidal Tendencies
- Tardive dyskinesia
- Tainted Breast Milk
- Birth Defects
- Autism (birth defect)
- Hypertension (birth defect)
- Skeletal Birth Defects
- Violent Behavior
Currently, Eli Lilly is defending against hundreds of lawsuits for a variety of the aforementioned adverse effects. There have been numerous studies conducted on these adverse effects and positive correlations with Prozac usage have been established.
If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of taking Prozac, contact our skilled pharmaceutical attorneys today. You may be entitled to compensation, and it is our goal to secure a just recompense.