Lexapro Birth Defects
Women who took Lexapro during pregnancy and delivered children with birth defects may have legal recourse. Reportedly, the drug has been associated with a risk of birth defects, including heart defects and persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN). As a result, women who delivered children with birth defects may be able to participate in a lawsuit to recover compensation for medical bills and other damages resulting from their child’s Lexapro-related injuries.
Did you deliver a child with Lexapro birth defects? If so, complete our no cost, no obligation case review form on the right side of the page to find out if you can file a lawsuit to recover financial compensation.
Lexapro and other SSRI (Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) antidepressants have reportedly been linked to a possible risk of certain birth defects. The following are among the reported SSRI defects:
- Heart defects
- Coarctation of the aorta
- Tetralogy of fallot (TOF)
- Transposition of the great arteries (TGA)
- Spina bifida
- Limb defects
- Abdominal wall defects (omphalocele)
- Skull defects (craniosynostosis)
- Club foot
Allegedly, Lexapro can also lead to congenital heart issues, including atrial septal defects. An atrial septal defect is a type of congenital heart problem in which the wall separating the upper heart chambers does not close completely. SSRIs like Lexapro have also allegedly been linked to ventricular septal defects, which develop when one or more holes form in the wall which separates the left and right ventricles of the heart. Women who took Lexapro during pregnancy and delivered children with holes in the heart or other birth defect may have legal recourse.
Filing a Birth Defect Lawsuit
Women who bore children with birth defects may be able to participate in a lawsuit to recover compensation from the manfacturer of Lexapro. Birth defects may require treatment with surgery or other expensive medical care, and those who elect to participate in lawsuits may be able to recover the cost of these procedures, as well as other damages. To find out if you have legal recourse for your child's Lexapro-related birth defects, contact us today for a free, no obligation case review. There is a time limit for filing a lawsuit, so do not hesitate to take advantage of this complimentary case evaluation today.