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Lexapro Birth Defect Lawsuits

The antidepressant Lexapro has been associated with several severe birth defects. If you or your child have been harmed by Lexapro, you have the right to seek compensation for your injuries.

Lexapro is an antidepressant manufactured and sold by Forest Laboratories. Lexapro is among a class of drugs known as selective seratonin reuptake inhibitors, or SSRIs. Lexapro has been aggressively marketed by its manufacturer, so much so that in 2009 the Justice Department charged the company with illegally marketing the drugs for unapproved uses in children and teenagers. Now, this drug has been shown to have particularly dangerous side effects, and the ability to cause a number of severe birth defects, including abdominal defects, heart defects, and cranial defects.

Our experienced pharmaceutical attorneys handle Lexapro lawsuits. As a national firm specializing in pharmaceutical law, we are experienced in helping those who have had a child born with a severe birth defect as a reult of taking Lexapro seek justice. We have over 25 years of experience is this highly specialized area of the law.

The national pharmaceutical attorneys from Blizzard McCarthy and Nabers can help you bring your Lexapro lawsuit anywhere in the Unites States.

Answers to Common Questions about Lexapro Lawsuits

Can the Company that Makes Lexapro be Held Liable for Harmful Side Effects?

Yes. There is a significant precedent for holding companies that manufacture harmful pharmaceuticals liable for the damage their products cause. If you have been harmed by Lexapro, you have the right to seek compensation for your injuries. There is extensive precedent for suing the manufacturers of dangerous drugs, and Forest Laboratories is already facing a number of lawsuits over Lexapro birth defects.

Do I Have Grounds for a Lexapro Lawsuit?

If you took Lexapro while pregnant and if you have a child that was born with a birth defect such as abnormal muscle tone, omphalocele, abnormal intestinal development, limb reduction defects, a heart defect, cleft palate or defects of the mouth or septum, or if your child was born with persistent pulmonary hypertension you may have grounds for a Lexapro lawsuit. 

What happens if I decide to file a Lexapro Birth Defect lawsuit?

If you decide to file a lawsuit seeking compensation for your damages from Lexapro, our firm will work with you to assess your case and help you decide the best way to move forward. We'll work with you to gather relevant information about the case, obtain medical records, and perform a complete case evaluation.

When your case is filed and moves forward, a process known as "discovery" begins, where both sides in the lawsuit gather information and take statements under oath known as "depositions".

In Lexapro birth defect cases, information gathered in the discovery phase might include medical records showing your prescription for Lexapro and records documenting the harm your child suffered.

A significant number of lawsuits are settled out of court after the discovery process. If there is no settlement in your Lexapro lawsuit, your case may go to trial.

Your Lexapro birth defect lawsuit may be handled either as an individual case or in a single case with other individuals who have also been harmed by the product. These group cases are known as mass torts. Even if your case is handled as a mass tort, our attorneys and staff will work with you personally and give your case individual attention.

We handle all cases on a contingency basis, meaning that if your case is not settled in your favor, or if you do not receive a verdict in your favor, we do not collect any fee.

Filing a Lexapro Birth Defect Lawsuit

We can help you file a Lexapro lawsuit. If you have had a child born with birth defects as a result of using Lexapro, the law firm of Blizzard & Nabers can help. For more than 25 years, our attorneys have successfully represented our clients and stood up for the rights of people harmed by dangerous drugs and pharmaceutical companies. We are a nationwide law firm serving clients from all over the country. We handle all cases on a contingency basis.

To learn more, or for a free case review from an experienced Lexapro attorney, please contact us by email or call us at 1-800-349-0127.