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Wasn't Told to Stop Taking Prozac while Pregnant - Medical Negligence?

Discussion in 'Personal Injury Law Forum' started by Rachelle, 14 July 2014.

  1. Rachelle

    Rachelle Member

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    My daughter was born with a heart defect in 2010, at which time I was taking prozac.

    I only recently become aware that there are numerous law suits in America regarding this very issue!

    I was not advised prozac changed from class category C to a D (apparently this has only happened in the past few years), nor of the recent information that on taking the antidepressant you can 'double' your chances of having a baby with a heart defect.

    If I was aware of this information I most certainly would have discontinued use.

    My daughter was born prematurely, spent 5+ weeks in the ICU, had difficulty breathing and has a bi-cuspid aortic valve that needs testing/reviewed through a specialist cardiologist annually.

    I am deeply disturbed on reading this recent information and was wondering where to go to from this medical negligence?
     
  2. PI Special

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    You should urgently consult a Medical Negligence Lawyer- your claim is out of time and if you are to have any chance you need to do something immediately
     
  3. Rachelle

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    Many thanks for your reply. Will follow up immediately as advised.

    My concern is, with the claim being out of time, how was I to know of this information without being aware. This information has only been available within the past 2 years. My daughter is turning 4.

    Thanks & Regards
     
  4. PI Special

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    Hi that is why you need to move quickly- the Court can grant an extension of time using the "discoverability" test but you need to apply as soon as you have the knowledge.The Lawyer will need to urgently get a medical opinion to see if medical evidence supports your theory and then lodge a Summons for leave to proceed.If you are in Nsw I am happy to give further info if you need it
     
  5. Rachelle

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    Many thanks for your prompt reply.

    I reside in VIC.

    If you have any information of benefit that you could reply with, I would much appreciate it.

    Thanks again
     

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