Craniosynostosis is a birth defect that impacts the formation of a baby’s skull. Studies have suggested that taking Effexor during pregnancy may increase the risk of giving birth to a baby with certain birth defects, including craniosynostosis.
When a baby is born, the baby’s skull is made up of bony plates that allow the skull to grow. Craniosynostosis causes these plates to close earlier than normal, which causes the baby to have an abnormally shaped head and can put pressure on the brain. If not treated, craniosynostosis may lead to more severe issues such as seizures, blindness and other developmental issues.
Effexor Craniosynostosis Symptoms
The following symptoms are commonly associated with craniosynostosis. These symptoms may resemble other conditions, so please consult your medical provider with any questions or concerns about your baby’s health:
- No soft spot on newborn’s skull
- A raised hard ridge along the affected borders between the bony plates of the skull
- Unusual head shape
- Slow or no increase in the head size over time as the baby grows
Speak with an Effexor Craniosynostosis Lawyer
If your child suffers from craniosynostosis after you or a loved one used Effexor while pregnant, and you would like to receive a free consultation with our Effexor birth defect lawyers, please fill out the form on the right or call toll-free (866) 981-4800.