The dangerous drug attorneys at the Law Offices of Gregory Krasovsky provide legal support and representation to plaintiffs seeking to pursue a Wellbutrin lawsuit. In order to secure a maximum Wellbutrin settlement, it is crucial to have a competent and experienced Wellbutrin lawyer to guide you through all of the legal hurdles. Contact a Wellbutrin attorney today to schedule a free consultation and take your first step to recovering damages.
Wellbutrin, which is generically known as Bupropion, is an anti-depressant and smoking cessation drug that has potentially harmful side-effects, especially for pregnant women; it increases congenital heart defects in babies substantially. It is a popular anti-depressant because it is one of the few that does not cause sexual dysfunction in the takers or cause rampant increases in weight. Wellbutrin side effects are very serious and can qualify injured parties for compensation.
Wellbutrin suicides are of particular concern when they occur to teenagers and younger children. The reason is because Wellbutrin is only approved for use by adults. The FDA has never approved this drug for use in minors, and the FDA has also issued a warning about the potential for suicidal tendencies in 2004. However, although all anti-depressants have the propensity to cause suicidal ideation, the increase is not necessarily statistically significant enough. Some people, especially those who suffer from bipolar disorder, are at a much greater risk of suicde from taking Wellbutrin. That being said, if one of your loved ones has either commit suicide or attempted to, our Wellbutrin attorneys will certainly examine the case and attempt to get the root of the issue.
Wellbutrin was temporarily taken off the market when concerns about its tendency to cause seizures surfaced. However, since then Wellbutrin has returned to the market. Additional causes for concern with Wellbutrin are the increased risk of suicide, especially in younger users. Additionally, Wellbutrin can easily cause an overdose, although fortunately these overdoses are seldom fatal.
Wellbutrin is also known by the following names: Zyban, Voxra, Budeprion, Aplenzin, and formerly as: amfebutamone.
Wellbutrin is classified under Pregnancy Category C, which means that studies have been undertaken in animals and adverse effects have been noted, but have not been sufficiently conducted with humans. A 2010 study in American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, however, claims that women who take Wellbutrin have a substantially increased chance of giving birth to children with birth defects.
Although this research is not entirely conclusive, if you or a loved one has taken Wellbutrin and has had a child with heart defects, you might be entitled to compensation. The Law Offices of Gregory Krasovsky also take any other injuries of Wellbutrin seriously. If you believe you have been injured using Wellbutrin, contact our attorneys today for a free consultation.