Lexapro Birth Defect Lawsuit

Lexapro is a commonly used and prescribed SSRI, typically given to women for symptoms of depressions.  Using an SSRI during pregnancy has been linked to a greater risk of birth defects in children. The manufacturer of Lexapro may be liable for birth defect injuries caused by ingestion of its SSRI.

The most typical birth defect injuries that Lexapro may cause include injuries to the child’s heart, stomach, or head.  Women and children affected by a Lexapro birth defect can file lawsuits to recover monetary damages for physical and emotional  injuries.  If you or anyone you know believes they have been affected by Lexapro and have suffered a Lexapro birth defect, please contact us immediately to discuss a potential lawsuit.

Our Lexapro attorneys have enormous experience litigating pharmaceutical injury lawsuits for those affected by drugs such as Lexapro.  To speak with one of our Lexapro attorneys about a potential Lexapro birth defect lawsuit, please fill out our case evaluation form or call us for a free lawsuit evaluation. 

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Birth Defects Caused by Lexapro

Lexapro birth defects are typically associated with women who took Lexapro during the beginning stages of pregnancy, although the evidence suggesting Lexapro use later in pregnancy is still subject to litigation.  Lexapro birth defect lawyers use epidemiological studies to show that Lexapro causes certain birth defects.  During the litigation process, Lexapro attorneys have been able to build a good case showing a link between Lexapro use and certain birth defects including:

  • Tetralogy of fallot
  • Spina bifida
  • Club foot
  • Heart defects
  • Skull defects such as craniosynostosis
  • Holes in the heart

These are some of the more common birth defects caused by Lexapro and this list is by no means meant to be exhaustive of the potential Lexapro birth defects.  If you believe that Lexapro may have caused one of the birth defects listed above or if you believe that Lexapro may have caused a birth defect not listed above, please contact us today by filling out a form or phone call so that one of our experienced Lexapro birth defect lawyers can evaluate your case to determine whether a lawsuit should be filed to pursue compensation for the injuries suffered not only by your child but by you as well.  A case evaluation is free of charge and can be completed fairly quickly.

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Lexapro Birth Defect Lawyers

There have been many cases litigated for Lexapro birth defects.  These Lexapro lawsuits have not been filed as class action lawsuits.  Instead, Lexapro birth defect lawsuits are filed on an individual basis.  A Lexapro birth defect lawsuit would need to be litigated individually after filing and would then either go to trial or be settled and awarded money based upon the merits of the Lexapro lawsuit.  This process differs from a class action lawsuit because every birth defect injury suffered by a woman who used Lexapro during pregnancy is unique.  A class action lawsuit does not lend itself to a product liability suit where there are so many individualized issues such as a lawsuit for damages suffered by birth defects caused by Lexapro.  Damages that may be recovered through Lexapro birth defect lawsuits include:

  • Economic damages (hospital bills present and future, out-of-pocket costs, lost wages, etc.)
  • Non-economic damages (pain and suffering, etc.)
  • Punitive damages to deter outrageous manufacturer conduct in the future or to punish for past behavior

To recover these damages, typically a Lexapro birth defect lawsuit would need to be filed and litigated.  Our Lexapro birth defect lawyers take on the costs and risk of litigation so you don’t have to. In the event that we do not recover money for you, you do not owe us a penny for pursuing your Lexapro birth defect lawsuit. If you believe that you and your child have suffered because of a Lexapro birth defect and would like to pursue a potential Lexapro birth defect lawsuit, please contact us today.

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