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What Are Common Lexapro Birth Defects?

July 26, 2012

Most women know of Lexapro (escitalopram) as a commonly prescribed antidepressant medication. What they don’t know is that multiple medical reports have shown a positive correlation between prenatal Lexapro exposure and infant birth defects. Even fewer new parents know which kinds of birth defects are most commonly associated with Lexapro.


Unfortunately, the birth defects that have been linked to Lexapro tend to be serious, even potentially fatal. Heart conditions include hypoplastic left heart syndrome, pulmonary stenosis, and septal defects, among others. Developmental defects include cleft palate and clubfoot. Perhaps most significantly, Lexapro has been linked to a serious respiratory ailment known as persistent pulmonary hypertension (PPHN).


If your child was born with a birth defect and you took Lexapro during your pregnancy, you may have a valid legal claim against the maker of this harmful drug. To find out the answers to your questions and to learn what you need to know about your legal rights, talk to the professionals at the Dallas law firm of Fears Nachawati. We know how to protect your interests and work with you to secure the justice you and your family deserve. For a free consultation, call us at 1.866.545.8364 or email


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