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Attorneys Help File Lexapro Pregnancy Birth Defect Claims

Did you take or are you taking Lexapro during your pregnancy?

Is your newborn baby suffering from health complications as a result of the Lexapro that you took during pregnancy? Did your doctor inform you of the possible harm that you might cause to your baby by taking Lexapro during your pregnancy or were you thoroughly misinformed?Contact the Lexapro birth defect lawyers at Ketchmark and McCreight, P.C. directly if you have any concerns.

Our attorneys are highly experienced in the filing of medical malpractice claims. We stay up-to-date with all developments and studies that link Lexapro and pregnant women taking the drug with birth defects that develop in their newborns.

We are confident that we can lead you through a Lexapro pregnancy and birth defect claim at any time, so let us examine your particular case in detail today. We will advise you about the strength of your Lexapro birth defect claim under Kansas or Missouri state law within no time and we suggest that you read another article about other antidepressants which can cause birth defects when taken during pregnancy immediately.

With over 15 years of medical malpractice law across the states of Kansas and Missouri to guide us, we know that we are the attorneys you need to contact about your Lexapro claim. Once you make the call, you will understand and appreciate why.

What is Lexapro? What effects does this antidepressant have on pregnant women and their newborns?
Lexapro is an FDA-approved antidepressant that doctors prescribe to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorders.

It is one of the antidepressants known in the medical world as a selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitor (SSRI) because it helps the body to absorb more serotonin in order to regulate mood. However, there is some concern that Lexapro causes birth defects in newborns when women take the drug during pregnancy.

Reports show that some babies have spent extra time in hospital due to breathing difficulties or feeding problems and these difficulties have been related to those newborns whose mothers were taking Lexapro during the third trimester of their pregnancies.

The observations do not stop there however. The medical malpractice lawyers at Ketchmark and McCreight, P.C. are also aware of the fact that links are being tested between women who take Lexapro during pregnancy and their newborns who are born with problems such as:

A tendency to have seizures
Hypotonia (which is a condition that creates "floppy" arms and legs due to weak muscles)
Hypertonia (a condition which creates stiff arms and legs)
Hyperreflexia (when a baby’s super quick reflexes can signal neurological problems)
Unstable body temperature
A tendency towards extensive vomiting
Low blood sugar
An abnormal amount of constant crying without respite

What information do the studies into Lexapro, pregnancy and birth defects reveal?
It is important to make clear that the studies into the safety of Lexapro during pregnancy are ongoing and inconclusive. For this reason, Lexapro has been labelled Pregnancy Category C, but if you have not been warned of the possible dangers of taking Lexapro during your pregnancy, you must speak with one of our medical malpractice lawyers without further delay.

Lexapro seems to stick around in the breast milk of new mothers who were taking the drug during pregnancy and results show that some babies breastfeeding under these conditions are more sleepy, lose weight and do not feed properly. This is why it is important that you are thoroughly informed of all the possible side effects from your doctor.

Some very specific studies, for example, have also looked into the possible links between Lexapro, pregnancy and a condition called Infant Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension (IPPH) and all pregnant women should be aware of these possible links.

IPPH involves abnormal blood flow through the heart and lungs. This means that babies with IPPH don’t get enough oxygen flowing through their veins and if the condition becomes serious it can be fatal. Studies reveal that after the twentieth week of pregnancy, chances of your baby developing IPPH if you take Lexapro during the third trimester of your pregnancy are 6 times more likely.

If you were unaware of these statistics, your doctor has been badly misinforming you and you should seek legal advice as soon as possible.

Why should you contact the attorneys at Ketchmark and McCreight, P.C. about your Lexapro, pregnancy and birth defect claim?
Contact the Lexapro and pregnancy attorneys at Ketchmark and McCreight, P.C. about your situation if you were taking Lexapro without being aware of the possible dangers to your unborn child, especially if when you gave birth your baby experienced (or is still experiencing) health problems.

Our attorneys are thoroughly experienced and informed of the situation and studies surrounding Lexapro and pregnancy which is why we are the attorneys that you should be speaking without about your case today.

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