Lately I have been seeing lots of commercials on TV for a lawsuit between pregnant women/new moms of children with birth defects and antidepressant companies. One of the drugs involved is Celexa (citalopram which I was on until about a week after I found out I was pregnant) and one of the birth defects sited is Cleft lip/palate. I was taking citalopram for anxiety and when I found out I was pregnant I took it for about a week and then just didn't feel comfortable taking it anymore so I stopped.
Cleft lip/palate are formed between weeks 4 and 8 and I stopped taking it around week 5. The thing is that DH has 2 cousins that were born with cleft lip/palate and it has been known to be genetic. So my question to you is since I know that there could be a family connection and it not be involved with the drug would you do more research and find a trustworthy attorney and join the lawsuit or would you just leave it alone?
DH thinks maybe we should call but I don't like the idea of calling the 800 numbers and risk them not being legit I want to research it more.