Lawyers for Anorectal Malformation in Newborns – More Inside
Antidepressants are a life-saver when it comes to certain individuals that may have a propensity or genetic predisposition for mood and affective disorders. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors work by increasing the levels of a chemical called serotonin in-between brain synapses, helping the body effectively use these chemicals to raise and maintain a happy and positive mood. In some cases, doctors may ask that women not stop taking antidepressants even after getting pregnant because the benefits outweigh the risks. However, SSRI antidepressants are now coming under fire due to the likelihood of them causing birth defects, some of which may be irreversible. One such defect is called anal atresia, or imperforate anus where the anal opening isn’t present in newborn babies, or it is so small that defecation is impossible. Anal atresia can be traumatic to both the mother and the baby, and it can cause a lifetime of health issues if not remedied. The drug manufacturers that release medications such as SSRI are required to take their medication through extensive testing in order to assure the end user of its safety. Unfortunately, a lot of these manufacturers hide this information, and physicians negligently prescribe these medications. In both cases, you have every right to file a lawsuit to recover money damages as well as seek justice for your child so they can live as normal a life as possible.
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Here are some of the most common symptoms of anal atresia in newborns:
- The baby doesn’t have a bowel movement shortly after birth
- The baby has a swollen abdomen
- The anal opening is located near the vagina in girls
- The baby passes stool through the vagina or penis
- The baby lacks an anal opining
- The baby’s rectum may end in the bladder or urethra, and not the anus
- The baby has a small pouch that isn’t linked to the colon
Doctors use a simple physical exam in order to diagnose anal atresia. However, in some cases, they may have to use ultrasound in order to locate the abnormality.
Anal Atresia Treatment
The treatment for anal atresia or imperforate anus involves surgery where the physician will, via corrective surgery, attach a colostomy bag in order to collect stool for some years until they deem a child old enough to handle the risks that come with corrective surgery. Even then, the child may require multiple surgeries as they grow in order to correct the defect in line with their developmental stage.
Lawyers for Anorectal Malformation in Newborns – Call Us Today!
If you took an SSRI such as Zoloft, Lexapro, Effexor, Wellbutrin, Paxil and Celexa during pregnancy and your baby was born with anal atresia, you may be able to file a product liability lawsuit to recover money damages for things such as cost of medical care and future surgeries, pain and suffering, loss of consortium, mental anguish, legal fees and so much more. Need to know how to get started? Please contact our best birth injury lawyers NOW at (773) 825-3651 to learn more. Thanks, and we look forward to helping you.