Effexor Heart Defect Lawyers: Obtain a Free Lawsuit Evaluations

Harvey Kirk

By Harvey Kirk
Posted May 8, 2013


The lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are providing free consultations and case evaluations for families of children who suffer Effexor heart defects. These serious and potentially life-threatening heart problems may have been prevented if adequate warnings had been provided about the risks associated with using Effexor during pregnancy.

Effexor (venlafaxin) is an antidepressant that is part of a class of medications known as “serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors” or SNRI. It was originally approved by the FDA in 1993 for treatment of major depressive disorders, anxiety disorder and other related conditions. Amid aggressive marketing it has become a widely used medication, generating billions in profits for Pfizer and their Wyeth subsidiary.

Effexor Heart Defect Lawyers

Has Your Child Suffered Heart Defects Following Effexor Use During Pregnancy?


Although serious concerns have existed about the potential for heart defects from Effexor use by pregnant women, the drug makers have promoted the antidepressant as safe and effective for use during pregnancy.

Studies and case reports have suggested that side effects of Effexor may increase the risk of heart problems and congenital defects for off-spring exposed before birth, yet this information has been withheld from users and the medical community.

As a result of Pfizer’s decision not to adequately warn about the risks, financial compensation and settlement benefits may be available for children who suffered heart defects or malformations from Effexor.

To learn more about these lawsuits and what rights may be available for your child, contact the Effexor lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. to review the circumstances surrounding the birth and any medical problems you suspect may have been caused by exposure to Effexor before birth.

After contacting our office, if our attorneys believe that your child may be eligible to pursue an Effexor heart defect lawsuit, it is your decision whether to pursue the case through our law firm.

If you do hire our attorneys to move forward with the case and pursue Effexor settlement benefits, there are never any out-of-pocket fees or expenses paid by our clients.

All cases are handled under a contingency fee agreement, which means that our lawyers receive no attorneys fees or expenses unless we are successful obtaining a recovery for the child. Contingency fees allow families to obtain the quality legal representation their child deserves, regardless of their financial means.


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