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Lexapro Class Action Lawsuit

Lexapro Class Action Lawsuit

Women who use Lexapro (escitalopram) during pregnancy could be more likely to have a baby with a heart defect or other serious birth defect. Forest Laboratories, Inc., is already facing lawsuits alleging that they downplayed these risks. If you need information about joining a Lexapro class action or filing an individual lawsuit, our lawyers can help.

What You Can Do & How a Lexapro Lawsuit Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Lexapro induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know had a baby with a birth defect after taking Lexapro during pregnancy, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Defective Drug Litigation Group or call us toll-free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

Lexapro and Pregnancy

Lexapro (escitalopram) belongs to a class of antidepressants known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). These drugs work by influencing levels of neurotransmitters in the brain.

During pregnancy, Lexapro is known to pass through the placenta. It is unknown if Lexapro causes birth defects, but several studies linking Lexapro and birth defects have been published. Many people are calling on Forest Laboratories to provide adequate risk information.

$10 Million Settlement in Lexapro MDL

March 2014 — Forest Laboratories will pay between $7.7 million – $10.4 million to settle a multi-district litigation (MDL) alleging that the company used false and misleading marketing tactics to promote Lexapro and Celexa in children and teenagers

Lexapro Class Action Lawsuit Information

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is nationally recognized as a class action law firm, but we are not filing a Lexapro class action lawsuit. Instead, we are investigating possible legal claims on behalf of children with severe birth defects, such as:

  • Heart defects
  • Atrial septal defect (ASD)
  • Ventricular septal defect (VSD)
  • Patent foramen ovale (PFO)
  • Coarctation of the aorta
  • Gastroschisis
  • Omphalocele
  • Hypoplastic lungs
  • Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn (PPHN)
  • Cleft palate
  • And more

Why Our Law Firm is Filing Individual Lawsuits as Opposed to a Lexapro Class Action

Many Lexapro birth defect lawsuits have already been filed, but these are not part of a class action. Instead, they are individual legal claims filed on behalf of children who have their own attorney. The problem is that class actions can have disadvantages for plaintiffs with severe injuries. Members are often forced into blanket “low-ball settlements” and higher attorneys’ fees.

The trial attorneys at The Schmidt Firm, PLLC specialize in helping victims of defective drugs seek justice and compensation. We always review potential cases for free. In most circumstances, we also work on contingency-fee. If you decide to file a lawsuit, you could potentially receive compensation for your child’s injury, medical expenses, disability, and more.

Do I have a Lexapro Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Lexapro induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know had a baby with a birth defect after taking Lexapro during pregnancy, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Defective Drug Litigation Group or call us toll-free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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