Legal Rights, Compensation & PPHN Lawsuits

Families and children with PPHN have legal rights. Parents deserve answers. You have the right to know what may have caused your newborn’s PPHN.

The attorneys at are committed to empowering parents and children affected by Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn. We provide aggressive legal representation and compassionate support.

PPHN lawsuits require attorneys experienced in the litigation of drug side effects injury cases. You need lawyers on your side with the financial resources to take on big drug companies. Our attorneys have collected over $810 million for our clients. Your family deserves a top national trial lawyer with a proven track record of success.

If your child was diagnosed with Persistent Pulmonary Hyperstention of the Newborn (PPHN), Persistent Fetal Circulation (PFC) or needed treatment in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICO) to breathe, contact us right away. You may be entitled to financial compensation.

PPHN Lawsuits

PPHN may be the result of taking antidepressants during pregnancy. The use of Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) while pregnant may cause birth defects including PPHN. SSRI antidepressant drugs are prescribed to treat anxiety and depression. This class of prescription medications includes:

  • Paxil, Paxil CR, and Pexeva (paroxetine)
  • Zoloft (sertraline)
  • Prozac (fluoxetine)
  • Celexa (citalopram)
  • Lexapro, Cipralex and Seroplex (escitalopram)
  • Luvox, (Fluvoxamine Maleate)

In addition to taking SSRIs while pregnant, a link also may exist between a newborn’s development of PPHN and the expectant mother’s use of non-SSRI antidepressants during pregnancy. These non-SSRI antidepressant drugs include:

  • Effexor (venklafaxune), a SNRI antidepressant (Serotonin Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitor)
  • Wellbutrin (bupropion hydrochloride), an antidepressant of the aminoketone class
  • Remeron (mirtazapine), a Tetracyclic antidepressant (TeCA)

Let us help you and your child recover the compensation you deserve. If you or a loved one took any SSRIs or other antidepressant drugs during pregnancy and your newborn was diagnosed with PPHN or had breathing problems shortly after birth, Contact us today for a free, no-obligation discussion about how our PPHN lawsuit attorneys and staff can serve your family. Submit the online contact request form or call us toll-free at 800-845-6913.