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Prozac & Lexapro Birth Defects: Different Drugs, Same Devastated Lives

This is Michael Brady Lynch, lead trial attorney for The Michael Brady Lynch Firm.

Being at the forefront of litigation involving SSRIs and birth defects, I am fortunate that I have so many attorneys refer me their cases involving SSRI birth defects involving drugs such as Lexapro and Prozac. It is gratifying that these referring attorneys have such a high degree of confidence in my expertise in pharmaceutical litigation to trust me with such important cases on behalf of their clients.

As is my custom in my practice, I come to know many of my clients personally as well and professionally. The stories of my Prozac and Lexapro clients is always the same: They were never advised by anyone – their doctors, their pharmacist, and most importantly, the drug companies themselves – that taking Prozac or Lexapro during their pregnancy could cause severe birth defects.

Although many people are familiar with the drug Prozac, a little background on Lexapro might help: Lexapro is an antidepressant in the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) class of drugs.  Lexapro, or escitalopram, shares a similar pharmacological makeup to another SSRI, Celexa (citalopram), and both drugs are manufactured and marketed by the same company, Forest Laboratories.

Many of my clients feel that they themselves are in some ways to blame for a birth defect in their children. This couldn’t be further from the truth.

Mothers who have taken antidepressants such as Prozac and Lexapro during their pregnancy because they thought it was safe to have given birth to babies with birth defects ranging from cleft lip to life-threatening congenital heart defects and, in some cases, the babies have been required to get full heart transplants. The attorneys and staff at The Michael Brady Lynch Firm will work diligently to protect the rights of children and their families devastated by Prozac and Lexapro birth defects.

If you or someone you love was taking Lexapro or Prozac and given birth to a child with a birth defect, I urge you to contact me directly for a free, no-obligation evaluation of your case.

 About the Firm: The Michael Brady Lynch Firm is a trial firm with a focus on pharmaceutical mass tort cases involving SSRI and Anti-Seizure Medication Birth Defects such as Lexapro, Zoloft, Effexor, Prozac, Celexa, Paxil, Depakote and Topamax, as well as Actos Bladder Cancer and Fosamax Femur Fractures, and medical device cases including DePuy Hip and Trans-Vaginal Mesh cases. Contact us today if you or someone you know has experienced side effects involving these products.

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