Lexapro: Hold Negligent Manufacturers Responsible

A number of doctors, patients, and advocates are calling for the makers of Lexapro to be held responsible to compensate families affected by Lexapro pregnancy side effects.  Too many families have suffered as a result of Lexapro birth defects such as PPNH, and need to seek compensation for such damages as:

  • Medical bills
  • Pain and suffering
  • Permanent injury
  • Future illnesses, surgeries, and therapy
  • Loss of quality of life

In addition to pursuing compensation for their damages, these families affected by Lexapro birth defects are dedicated to making sure the same thing does not happen to another family.  Too many women are not aware of the risk they are taking when using SSRI antidepressants such as Lexapro during pregnancy.  These familes are asking for the drug manufacturer to fully apprise consumers and their doctors of the risks associated with Lexapro use during pregnancy so that they can make an informed decision whether to use the drug when expecting.

Lexapro and other SSRI antidepressants have been known to lead to a number of serious or even life-threatening birth defects, such as:

  • Septal heart defects
  • PPHN
  • Omphalocele
  • Anal atresia
  • Aortic stenosis
  • Club foot
  • Coarctation of the aorta
  • Craniosynostosis – cranial skull defect
  • Esophageal Stenosis
  • Gastroschisis – abdominal wall defect
  • Heart Murmur
  • Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS)
  • Hypoplastic Right Heart Syndrome (HRHS)
  • Mitral Valve
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA)
  • Pulmonary Atresia
  • Pulmonary Stenosis
  • Spina Bifida
  • Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF)
  • Transposition of the Great Arteries / Vessels
  • Tricuspid Atresia
  • Tricuspid Valve (Ebstein’s Anomaly)
  • Tricuspid Valve Stenosis
  • Truncus Arteriosus
  • Valve Problems – malformed or stuck and won’t close

Contact a Lexapro Birth Defect Lawyer

If your family was affected by Lexapro birth defects, you, too, may be entitled to pursue compensation for damages such as medical bills and lost wages.  Contact a Lexapro birth defect personal injury lawyer to learn how you may be able to file a dangerous drug lawsuit in a free legal consultation.

Sept. 26, 2011 | Tags: Birth Defects, Dangerous Drugs, Lexapro, Omphalocele, PPHN, Septal Heart Defect

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