If you or your loved ones have taken Lexapro while pregnant, speaking with one of our California Lexapro attorneys is in your best interest. The use of Lexapro has been linked to congenital birth defects and may be responsible for your child's condition. Several women have given birth to children with life-threatening birth defects after taking Lexapro and are now pursing compensation for their child's injuries. Take advantage of a free professional evaluation from one of our knowledgeable staff members to get the information you need to make the best decision for you and your family.
Lexapro Side Effects
Several studies have found the use of antidepressants by pregnant women to negatively affect a child's ability to form properly in their mother's womb. According to the New England Journal of Medicine, the use of antidepressants in a mothers final trimester made it six times more likely for babies to be born with persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN). The following is a list of side effects associated with the use of Lexapro.
- Persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN)
- A tragic condition in which babies are unable to get oxygen through their bloodstream directly after birth. Since oxygen is then unable to travel to the baby's vital organs, they quickly become stressed.
- Hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS)
- A condition in which the left side of the baby's heart is underdeveloped.
- Cleft lip
- Cleft palate
According to a study conducted by Kaiser Permanente, the use of SSRIs like Lexapro increased the risk of giving birth to a child with autism. Although Lexapro has yet to be recalled, the FDA has issued several warnings trying to decrease the use of Lexapro by pregnant women as well as the number of children affected.
Holding Manufacturers Accountable for Tragic Lexapro Pregnancies
The FDA has warned the public of Lexapro side effects, but many mothers are still giving birth to children who suffer serious injuries. Manufacturers have an obligation to provide products that are reasonably safe for the people who use them. Many of the mothers who took Lexapro were unaware of the dangers it presented, and were unable to make the responsible decision as a result of this lack of information. Some Lexapro victims are spending a fortune on medical bills just to keep their children alive. If you or your newborn have suffered injuries due to a manufacturers failure to provide a reasonable level of safety than you may have a claim for compensation, and we can help.
At Bisnar | Chase Personal Injury Attorneys, LLP, we take great pride in holding wrongdoers accountable for taking advantage of their consumers. John Bisnar, managing partner, has been assisting victims of defective products for decades and spends his free time speaking at seminars to help other firms provide a better experience for their clients. John suffered injuries in his youth and felt a passion for obtaining justice from negligent manufacturers that he has instilled in every one of his staff members. Brian Chase, senior partner, has an unparalleled courtroom record having received several awards for superior client representation, including Trial Lawyer of the Year. Brian has obtained millions of dollars for his clients in the last year alone and obtained a record-breaking 24.7 million dollar verdict in August of 2011 for a product defect victim.
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Lexapro Attorneys in California
If you are looking for an experienced attorney who knows how to win your case, contact a Lexapro lawyer in California today to get superior legal representation. Clients of Bisnar | Chase Personal Injury Attorneys, LLP receive a personal experience and are contacted on a regular basis. We have developed a winning formula that has worked for 97.5 percent of our clients. Our history of highly satisfied clients and nearly perfect success rate will give you the confidence to concentrate on your family.
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