Dangerous Lexapro Side Effects Prompt Lawsuits Over Birth Defects and Increased Risk of Suicide
The Strom Law Firm, L.L.C. is investigating potential lawsuits on behalf of families whose children suffered one of the following birth defects that may be associated with SSRI antidepressants, including Lexapro:
- persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN)
- ventricular outflow defects
- hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS)
- septal defects
- cleft lip & palate
- and limb defects.
If you took an SSRI antidepressant while you were pregnant, and your child suffers from a birth defect, you could be entitled to money damages. Give us a call today at 803.252.4800 for a free case evaluation.
In 2006, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) asked the Makers of several SSRI antidepressants to add information to their warning labels advising pregnant women of the potential risk of persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn. The FDA warning came after a study in the New England Journal of Medicine which concluded that infants born to mothers who took Lexapro in the last trimester of pregnancy had an increased risk of developing persistent pulmony hypertension.
Lexapro Side Effects
If you took Lexapro while you were pregnant and gave birth to a child with a birth defect, Lexapro may be to blame and you may be entitled to compensation.
Below is a list of potential birth defects that may be linked to the use of Lexapro:
- Congenital heart lesions & anomalies
- Down’s syndrome
- Undescended testes in males
- Spina bifida
- Clubfoot (one or both feet turn downward and inward)
- Septal defects; Cleft lip and/or cleft palate
Have Your Lexapro Case Evaluated
You can do this quickly and easily, by giving us a call at 803.252.4800. or by filling out the free consultation form on the right. The Strom Law Firm, L.L.C. is at the forefront of the fight to protect the public and will stand up for your rights against the big drug and insurance companies. We will fight to ensure that you and your loved ones receive the justice you deserve. Give us a call today for a free consultation to discuss the facts of your case as well as your legal rights.