If you are a woman who took Lexapro while pregnant and your child was born with a birth defect or was otherwise harmed, the experienced attorneys at Danziger & De Llano are here to help. We have been working on behalf of people whose lives have been impacted by greed, recklessness, and negligence on the part of big companies; call us and put us to work for you too.
The use of Lexapro has been linked to serious birth defects in babies born to women who were prescribed and took the medication while pregnant, and there are hundreds of lawsuits being filed all around the United States by families of those children who have been damaged.
Risks of Taking Lexapro
Though SSRI drugs like Lexapro have proven to be effective in treating depression, panic attacks, and other mood disorders, and though they have the advantage of producing minimal side effects as compared to other types of antidepressants, the relief that they offer comes at a very high cost.
Serious Side Effects
Babies that have been born to women who have taken antidepressants during the course of their pregnancy have been found to have many of the following health problems:
- Heart defects, including holes between the walls of different chambers of the heart.
- Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn, a condition that makes it difficult for babies to absorb oxygen.
- Spina Bifida, a neural tube defect that causes the spinal cord and backbone to develop abnormally
- Defects in the formation of the baby’s skull (cranial defects)
- Missing Limbs or limbs with other defects
- Cleft lip or palate, a defect in the formation of the face
Miscarriages and Premature Births
It has also been reported that Lexapro has been linked to miscarriages and premature births. Women who took Lexapro after having been prescribed it for their mood disorders or depression may be entitled to compensation for the pain and suffering that they and their babies have had to undergo as a result of the medication.
For more information, contact the compassionate attorneys at Danziger & De Llano. We have worked with families that have been harmed by big pharmaceutical companies for many years. We understand your pain and we share your outrage. We have the experience and know-how to make the company responsible for your child’s injuries pay.
How Can Filing a Lexapro Lawsuit Help?
There are many families that are hesitant about filing a lawsuit for the damages that have been caused by Lexapro, thinking that because the damage has been done, there’s nothing that winning a lawsuit can help. But there are many good reasons for filing a Lexapro lawsuit.
Many of the birth defects that have been caused by taking this popular SSRI can be treated either through surgery or various therapies, and these treatments can be very expensive. A Lexapro lawsuit filed by an experienced, knowledgeable attorney can get you the money you need to provide your child with medical care you might not otherwise be able to afford and that your insurance company may not cover.
Filing a Lawsuit Against Lexapro
Also, when a lawsuit is filed and damages are awarded against a drug manufacturer over medications that were not carefully researched, it sends a strong message not only to the company that was responsible for the injuries but also to other companies that might make similar bad decisions.
Punitive damages are designed to send this type of message, and the experienced attorneys at Danziger & De Llano know how to craft a lawsuit to make it clear that in order for justice to be served, punishment needs to be assessed.
Call Danziger & De Llano Today
The attorneys at Danziger & De Llano have been working on behalf of families like yours that have been needlessly harmed by the careless decisions made by big companies like Forest Laboratories. The manufacturer of Lexapro accumulated great wealth selling medications to your family and many others like you, and they caused inestimable damage.
We have spent the past two decades pursuing justice on behalf of people like you and your child. Give us a call and set up an appointment for a free consultation. We’ll explain exactly what filing a Lexapro lawsuit involves and help you decide whether it’s right for you.