The lives of twelve families have been permanently impacted by Lexapro, an antidepressant drug. These 12 families took their cases to court by filing individual Lexapro birth defects lawsuits targeting the drug’s manufacturer, Forest Pharmaceuticals, who also makes Celexa.
The children in these lawsuits were born with congenital birth defects, including heart defects. The families claim that the birth defects suffered by the children are the result of Lexapro exposure in the womb.
The families filed 12 Lexapro lawsuits in Cabell County Circuit Court in West Virginia.
They claim that Forest knew about the Lexapro birth defects risk from multiple studies. They allege that the pharmaceutical company still decided to market the drug to pregnant women and women who could become pregnant.
Furthermore, these families assert that Forest made no effort to update the Lexapro drug label with a warning about the birth defects risk.
According to the West Virginia Record, the families are seeking compensatory and punitive damages.
If you used Lexapro during your pregnancy, and your child was born with birth defects, Carey Danis & Lowe is here to help. We want you to know that you are not alone. We can help answer your legal and medical questions.
We have a team of experienced trial attorneys who work tirelessly to recover losses for families like yours. One of our lawyers is available to discuss your Lexapro case during a free case evaluation. We can guide you through your legal options, and whether filing a Lexapro birth defects lawsuit is right for you.
The team at Carey Danis & Lowe also includes medical professionals. You can speak with one of our nurses, who can answer your questions about Lexapro, pregnancy, and certain kinds of birth defects.
Contact Carey Danis & Lowe today by phone at 800.721.2519, or by completing a confidential personal injury claim form.
We look forward to offering you any assistance that we can.References: Lexapro, Pharmaceutical litigation