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Do Injured Children Have Rights?

June 7, 2012

For parents of children who may have been injured by Lexapro (escitalopram) or another selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) in utero, a natural legal question often emerges: do children have rights against harmful SSRIs if their injury occurred while they were in the womb? Answer: Yes, they do.


For years, doctors have prescribed Lexapro to treat adult depression. Tragically, however, recent medical investigations have revealed that Lexapro is dangerous when taken by pregnant women. In particular, the children of these women are at risk of developing a number of birth defects as a result of their in utero exposure, including premature birth, clubbed foot, persistent pulmonary hypertension (PPHN), and serious heart defects, among many other conditions.


The attorneys at the Dallas law firm of Fears Nachawati have spent considerable time, energy, and resources considering how best to defend the rights of these children and their families. If your family suffers from the effects of Lexapro or other SSRIs, you should contact our dedicated and experienced team of professionals to find out if you have a viable legal claim. For a free consultation, call us at 1.866.545.8364 or email We’re ready to fight for you!


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