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AUTISM AND ANTIDEPRESSANTS:
Representing hundreds of children with autism


Researchers have discovered that mothers who took SSRI antidepressants during the first trimester of their pregnancy were found to have about a 3-fold increased risk of giving birth to a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Children born to mothers who took the antidepressant during the second and third trimesters were found to have a 2-fold increased risk of ASD.

This new research has added to the growing controversy over the use of antidepressants in women of childbearing age. According to this autism study, popular SSRI antidepressants (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors), such as Celexa, Effexor, Lexapro, Prozac and Zoloft, have been linked to an increased risk of autism.


Two studies have found that women who take SSRIs at least double, and possibly triple or quadruple, the risk that their children will be autistic.


We believe that SNRI antidepressants (serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors) pose the same autism risk as SSRI antidepressants and we are conducting our own investigation into this matter.

If you have given birth to a child with autism after taking antidepressants such as Celexa,  Lexapro or Prozac during your pregnancy, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact an experienced attorney at Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman for more information regarding your future claim and the future claim of your child.


We represent hundreds of families across the nation whose children have been diagnosed with autism and whose mother's took an antidepressant during the pregnancy or while nursing.

Our law firms are representing many families whose children have been diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) such as Autistic Disorder, Asperger’s Syndrome, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, or Childhood Disintegrative Disorder, following maternal use of antidepressants.

Our legal team consists of 10 attorneys from two prestigious law firms who have more experience handling antidepressant birth defect cases than any other firm in the country. Through our litigation and consultation with medical experts, we are establishing the link between antidepressants and autism.

Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman and Robinson Calcagnie Robinson Shapiro Davis, Inc (RCRSD) are recognized preeminent plaintiff firms in the forefront of antidepressant litigation. Our attorneys have successfully handled over 3,000 antidepressant cases in the past two decades.

Both firms have many years of experience handling pharmaceutical product liability, mass tort litigation and consumer class actions against major drug companies. Please contact our firm if you have a child with autism and you took an antidepressant during any of the following times:

  • At any time during the pregnancy with your child
  • While nursing this child, up to six months after the birth


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