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Lexapro and Birth Defects

Are you facing a Lexapro lawsuit?

Lexapro, the brand name for escitalopram, is an antidepressant that is technically classified as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI). This type of antidepressant works on the theory that depression and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) stem s from the fact that there is a chemical imbalance in the brain of the patient. They therefore work to help correct this imbalance, namely working to increase the level of serotonin that exists in the patient's brain.

Over the years, this classification of antidepressant has drawn heavy fire for the adverse side effects that they are known to cause. Lexapro is no different. Per regulations from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), every antidepressant is required to carry what is known as the "black box" warning. This is the strongest alert possible to be given to a product on the market and is used to outline the clear dangers associated with the use of these drugs.

This stems from studies and warnings released regarding these dangerous products. For example, in 2005 the FDA warned that those who took SSRIs while still in the first trimester of their pregnancy were in danger of having their children suffer from serious birth defects.

Lexapro Lawsuits: Overview of Side Effects

Lexapro in particular has been noted to have serious and life-altering side effects. Some of the most noted side effects associated with the taking of Lexapro includes, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Excessive bleeding;
  • Hyperactivity;
  • Seizures;
  • Sexual problems;
  • Difficulty sleeping; and
  • Nausea and fatigue

Beyond this, it is has been known that those who take Lexapro while pregnant are at risk of suffering from a pregnancy complication or a child who is victimized by a birth defect. These birth defects can range from inconvenient to life-threatening for a child. Some of the most common birth injuries tied into this antidepressant include:

  • Persistent pulmonary hypertension;
  • Cranial birth defect;
  • Club foot; and
  • Cardiovascular problems

If you have recently personally suffered from something of this nature or if you have a child that has been victimized, it is in your best interests to get the involvement of an experienced St. Louis personal injury attorney that you can rely upon. These are not simple cases and without reliable legal representation that you can rely upon, you could find yourself between a rock and a hard place.

Contact a Lexapro attorney from our firm today!

At the Onder Law Firm, we have built a reputation upon a foundation of hard work, reliable advice and results. We know that this is not an easy situation and we work tirelessly to ensure that our clients have the representation that they can trust. Should you choose to work with a personal injury lawyer from our firm - regardless of your geographical location - you will be able to be confident knowing that you will have an experienced advocate on your side to help you fight for fair financial compensation. We recognize just how difficult it is to deal with drug litigation of this nature and we are fully prepared to go the distance for our clients. So do not waste another moment! Give us a call today to learn more about how we can help you with your case to put your life back on track once more.

To learn more about how we can help with Lexapro lawsuits, please do not hesitate to contact the Onder Law Firm as soon as possible.

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