Lexapro Lawsuit 2012

Helping families affected by Lexapro birth defects after taking this SSRI antidepressant drug during pregnancy and representing individuals who have developed side effects in filing a Lexapro lawsuit. Currently cases are being filed individually and no nationwide Lexapro class action lawsuit has been filed.

Recently, the public has become more aware that the SSRI drug Lexapro which is prescribed to treat depression has been associated with serious birth defects problems. Many women of childbearing age have taken antidepressant medications such as Lexapro which are also referred to as serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs).

These antidepressant drugs, which include Paxil, Zoloft and Prozac, have different side effects for the unborn child associated with them including the increase risk of premature birth, breathing problems, gastrointestinal side effects and motor problems. The exact degree of risk of Lexapro birth defects is currently unknown, however the risk of developing complications has been reported in babies following use of these medications. Women taking this drug during their pregnancy can expose their baby to the medication while in the womb leading to the development of a Lexapro birth defect.

Lexapro And Birth Defects Include:

• PPHN (persistent pulmonary hypertension)
• Abdominal Birth Defects
• Cranial Birth Defects
• Heart Birth Defects

The Food and Drug Administration in 2004 announced a warning against the use of certain antidepressants for women in the late third trimester of pregnancy. The warning stated that doctors may want to gradually taper pregnant women off antidepressant medications in the third trimester so that the baby is not adversely affected. After a woman delivers, she should consult with her doctor to decide whether to return to a full dose of the antidepressant medication during the period when she is most vulnerable to problems such as postpartum depression.

In 2006, the Food and Drug Administration issued a safety alert regarding the increased risk of persistent pulmonary hypertension (PPHN) which is a serious and life-threatening lung condition that occurs soon after birth. The alert covered medications similar to Lexapro along with other antidepressant drugs including Paxil and Prozac. The Lexapro label was also revised to include additional information regarding a study suggesting that exposure to the drug in the first trimester of pregnancy may be linked with an increased risk of Lexapro birth defects involving cardiac problems. Lexapro side effects continue to be studied and analyzed.

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If your child has suffered from Lexapro and birth defects please contact us for a free no-obligation consultation. We are currently investigating cases for families involving a birth defect that occurred after using this antidepressant drug. For the latest news and updates and information on filing a Lexapro lawsuit birth defects claim please call or e-mail us today.

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Birth Defects Caused By Lexapro

by Steve Fields on March 1st, 2012

If you are pregnant or are considering becoming pregnant, you should know the importance of talking with your doctor to re-evaluate your medications. Some medicines that may be acceptable to use under normal circumstances can present a danger...

Lexapro Lawsuit 2012

by Steve Fields on February 21st, 2012

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Lexapro And Birth Defects

by Steve Fields on February 14th, 2012

Lexapro and other selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) have long been associated with several serious birth defects. Pregnant women using these drugs are at greater risk of giving birth to babies suffering from Lexapro...

Lexapro Lawsuit Class Action

by Steve Fields on February 5th, 2012

The FDA warned women in 2005 about the risk of congenital cardiac defects in babies whose mothers used SSRI antidepressants, such as Lexapro, during pregnancy. Currently there is no Lexapro...

Lexapro Birth Defects Cases

by Steve Fields on December 1st, 2011

The link between selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), such as Lexapro, and a number of serious birth defects was established years ago. A growing number families have already filed individual Lexapro...

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