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A baby undergoes rapid developmental changes while in the womb, and the skull is no different. A lot of people think that the skull is one mass of bone; however, this couldn’t be further from the truth, especially in developing babies. As the brain grows and changes, the skull changes in the womb as well. To this end, the skull of an unborn child is made of numerous soft palettes that are held together by fibrous tissue, constantly moving and changing as the brain grows in order to accommodate it. However, in some instances, the skull stops changing and fuses before the brain has a chance to finish developing. This is a condition known as craniosynostosis, and it is thought to be caused by antidepressant use during pregnancy. Informed physicians must weigh the risk benefit ratio of these medicines and appropriately let the patient or pregnant mother know about these risks so they can make an informed decision on whether or not they would like to continue with said antidepressant during pregnancy. If your child developed craniosynostosis, you have every right to seek legal redress in the form of a birth defect lawsuit so you can secure their health and future going forward.

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It is believed that antidepressants interfere with bone metabolism, and as such, babies whose mothers take SSRIs during pregnancy are at a higher risk of developing bone development abnormalities. The chemical serotonin is has an effect on bone cells known as osteoclasts and osteoblasts, and it has been shown to increase bone cell turnover, which basically means that bone is being destroyed faster than it is being made.

Here are some of the most common symptoms of craniosynostosis:

  1. The baby is born with an abnormally shaped head
  2. Pressure inside the child’s skill
  3. The baby’s skull doesn’t grow even as they get older
  4. The baby is born lacking a fontanel, or soft spot on top of its head
  5. The presence of ridges on the child’s skull

The antidepressants that have been linked to craniosynostosis include:

  • Prozac
  • Zoloft
  • Celexa
  • Effexor
  • Lexapro
  • Symbyax
  • Bupropion

Craniosynostosis can cause various complications such as

  1. Seizures
  2. Brain damage
  3. Blindness
  4. Head deformation
  5. Death

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It may be possible to treat craniosynostosis and this is typically done when the child is over three months of age, and additional surgery may be needed when the child is four to five years of age. If your child developed craniosynostosis and you were on an antidepressant during pregnancy, please contact our craniosynostosis attorneys NOW at (773) 906-4833 to learn more about your legal options for compensation. Thanks, and we look forward to helping you and your family.