As the number of SSRI birth defect lawsuits climbs to the point that hundreds are being consolidated in a massive class action in the federal court system, lawyers from a group called resource4thepeople.com are reviewing new claims for this year.
Press release → Further interest:
2013 SSRI Birth Defect Allegation Claims Now Being Reviewed by Resource4thePeople (Digital Journal)
Kermit Cole, MFT, founding editor of Mad in America, works in Santa Fe, New Mexico as a couples and family therapist. Inspired by Open Dialogue, he works as part of a team and consults with couples and families that have members identified as patients. His work in residential treatment — largely with severely traumatized and/or "psychotic" clients — led to an appreciation of the power and beauty of systemic philosophy and practice, as the alternative to the prevailing focus on individual pathology. A former film-maker, he has undergraduate and master's degrees in psychology from Harvard University, as well as an MFT degree from the Council for Relationships in Philadelphia. He is a doctoral candidate with the Taos Institute and the Free University of Brussels. You can reach him at
And the list of bad effects just keeps getting longer and longer and the lawsuits keep growing in number, but doctors keep prescribing these toxic drugs to as many people as they can! What is wrong with this picture? I wonder how many of those women who birthed babies with defects attributed to SSRI’s were told by their doctors prescribing them that this could possibly happen? What happened to informed consent?
Effexor, which is a so-called antidepressant slightly different from SSRI’s, causes terrible birth defects in babies. Ob/gyn’s are familiar enough with the problem that they call them “Effexor babies” even before the babies are born. If the ob/gyn knows that the mother has been on this drug she or he prepares before birth for possible problems with the baby. It’s disgusting what’s going on and yet babies keep being born with problems from these toxic drugs.