Rottenstein Law Group Publicizing Latest Research Paper Attesting to Link Between SSRIs and Increased Risk of Preterm Birth, Autistic Offspring

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The Rottenstein Law Group, which represents clients with injuries allegedly caused by antidepressants in the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) category and has compiled a list of drugs that fall into the SSRI category at, is helping to make the public aware of the results of the most recent study finding that a pregnant woman’s use of SSRIs might increase her chances of miscarrying, and her child’s chances of developing neonatal health complications and possible longer term neurobehavioral abnormalities.

Researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Tufts Medical Center, and MetroWest Medical Center reviewed “published studies evaluating women with depressive symptoms who took antidepressants while pregnant,” according to In the review of their findings, which is published in the journal Human Reproduction, the researchers write that there is little evidence of benefit from the antidepressants prescribed for the majority of women of childbearing age—and there is ample evidence of risk,” reports.

The researchers found “a strong signal of congenital abnormalities, the most noted of which is the association between the use of the antidepressant, Paxil, and cardiac defects,” according to, and they write that “preterm birth is, perhaps, the most pressing obstetrical complication.”

The researchers further observed that Newborns who were exposed to SSRIs in utero are more likely to exhibit development delays, and increased incidence of low birth weight; pregnancy-induced hypertension and preeclampsia; newborn behavioral syndrome; and respiratory distress, according to And the researchers reported that a Kaiser Permanente study showed a “two-fold increased risk of autism spectrum disorders associated with maternal treatment with SSRI antidepressants during the pregnancy,” says.

The Rottenstein Law Group urges anyone who took an SSRI, including Zoloft, while she was pregnant and thinks her child was harmed as a result to speak to a qualified personal injury lawyer. The firm’s SSRI Birth Defects Lawsuit Information Page at contains social media features that allow for easy sharing on sites like Facebook and Twitter, thereby enabling visitors to spread the word about SSRI antidepressants' potential dangers. (Attorney advertising. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.)

About The Rottenstein Law Group

The Rottenstein Law Group is a New York-based law firm that represents clients nationwide in mass tort actions. The firm was founded by Rochelle Rottenstein, who has more than two decades of experience as a lawyer, to represent clients in consumer product injury, mass tort, and class action lawsuits in a compassionate manner.

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