Lexapro® Injury Lawyers
Lexapro®—also known as escitalopram—is an antidepressant in the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) class of medications. It’s often prescribed by doctors and psychiatrists to treat major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety order, panic disorder, and other psychological conditions.
In December 2011, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a report linking SSRIs like Lexapro to birth defects in children of pregnant women who take the drugs. If you took Lexapro and your child suffered birth defects, the drug injury lawyers at Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough want to help you. Call (800) 210-8503 or fill out a free initial consultation form, and let us put our experience to work for your family.
Birth Defects Associated with Lexapro®
The FDA cites multiple studies that associate Lexapro with birth defects, such as:
- Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension (PPHN)
PPHN is a condition that occurs when a newborn baby’s circulatory system doesn’t fully develop, which results in a shortage of oxygen after birth. Babies with this condition may have difficulty breathing and poor physical development.
- Heart Defects
Babies exposed to SSRIs while in the womb may develop heart defects, including holes in their upper heart chambers and gaps between their heart ventricles. Children with these heart defects may be more likely to suffer from sudden infant death syndrome and heart problems later in life.
Other birth defects related to SSRI use include incomplete closure of the skull, spina bifida, heart murmur, and more. You shouldn’t have to pay for your child’s lifelong medical expenses because you took a medication that was supposed to help you. Our Lexapro injury lawyers want to protect your rights to the compensation you deserve.
Get Compensation for Your Child’s Injury
Lexapro birth defects are serious and can result in a lifetime of expensive medical treatments for your child. At Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough, we’ve helped countless families get the money they deserve for birth defects caused by a drug manufacturer’s negligence. Call today—we’re ready to fight for your rights to compensation.
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This law firm is not associated with, sponsored by, or affiliated with the Food and Drug Administration or Forest Laboratories, Inc.