Millions of people suffer from some form of depression in the United States at any given time, and those who do have many more options available to them than those who endured this condition more than a generation ago. These options include different medications that are designed to treat the symptoms of depression, and one of the leading drugs in this group is known as Lexapro.
Unfortunately, numerous reports of Lexapro side effects eventually began to arise, prompting action on different fronts. If you or someone you love has suffered as a result of Lexapro side effects, you need to seek the help of experienced Lexapro side effects lawyers as soon as possible. Below is a brief overview of this issue.
Lexapro is an antidepressant medication that’s used to treat the symptoms of depression. It is manufactured by Forest Pharmaceutical and it is a member of a class of medications known as SSRI’s, or Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors. SSRI’s all generally work in the same manner in that they help to regulate the chemistry in the brain that can otherwise lead to depressive thoughts and episodes.
Unfortunately, as more and more people have begun to use Lexapro to treat their symptoms of depression, more and more reports of Lexapro side effects have arisen. These alleged Lexapro side effects were generally centered on the potential for children whose mothers used Lexapro and other SSRI drugs during the third trimester of their pregnancies. Specifically, these examples of these Lexapro side effects include:
Any of these birth defects can prove to be completely debilitating for the child and in many cases they can and have been fatal.
If you have discovered that your child’s birth defect may have been because of the use of Lexapro while the mother was in her late stages of pregnancy, you need to take action to stand up for your legal rights. You would hardly be the first family to do so, as many Lexapro lawsuits around the United States have already been filed and many Lexapro settlements have already been agreed upon by the parties involved.
Therefore, if your child suffers from a birth defect, you need to take steps to level the playing field between your family and the corporation that manufactures the medication that led to your harm. The best way to do so as you care for your child is to obtain the help of Lexapro side effects lawyers who have been holding large corporations accountable for the harm they have caused for many years. Contact Parilman & Associates today to schedule a free initial consultation.
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