Lexapro Lawyers within our firm are evaluating Birth Defect Claims from Lexapro use on a daily basis. The FDA recently issued warnings that Lexapro use can cause heart, cranial, lung, and abdominal defects if taken while pregnant. Lexapro, also known as Escitalopram, is an Anti-Depressant that was created and manufactured by Forest Labs in 2002. Lexapro is within the SSRI class or drugs, more commonly referred to as Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors.
FDA regulators issued a Birth Defect warning in July, 2006 that contained the FDA’s findings concerning Lexapro use while Pregnant.
According to the FDA, a New England Journal of Medicine study found that SSRI use, including Lexapro, during pregnancy increased the risks of Birth Defects.
Lexapro use during Pregnancy can cause the following Birth Defects:
- Lung Defects
- Heart Defects
- Heart Murmurs
- Coarctation of the Aorta
- Atrial Septal Defect (ASD)–Hole in the Heart
- Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS)
- Hypoplastic Right Heart Syndrome (HRHS)
- Ventrical Septal Defects (VSD)–Hole in the Heart
- Tricuspid Valve Defects – Ebstein’s Anomaly
- Transposition of the Great Arteries and Vessels
- Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF)
- Tricuspid Atresia
- Aortic Stenosis
- Pulmonary Atresia
- Spina Bifida
- Anal Atresia
- Club Foot Esophageal Stenosis
- Pulmonary Stenosis
- Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of Newborn
- Tricuspid Stenosis
Fears | Nachawati Law Firm is currently accepting Lexapro Birth Defect cases on a Nationwide Basis. If you or someone you know has been injured by Lexapro, contact our Lexapro Attorneys immediately for a Free Case Evaluation.
Please use the form on this page or contact our Birth Defect Lawyers toll free 24 hours a day at 1-866-705-7584.