Lexapro Double Outlet Right Ventricle Lawsuit

January 12, 2012

After the release of several different reputable studies regarding a correlation between taking Lexapro (and other SSRI antidepressants) during pregnancy and an elevated potential for having a child born with congenital defects including Double Outlet Right Ventricle (DORV), many parents of affected newborns choose to file lawsuits against the makers of these medications. Other associated SSRIs include: Paxil, Celexa, Prozac, and Zoloft. While selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) can be effective in the treatment of depression and anxiety disorders, findings suggest that they can pose adverse risks to a developing fetus. Many of the resultant conditions require expensive surgeries, hospitalization, and reduce quality of life. For this reason, individual Lexapro Lawsuits are one avenue for parents seeking financial help with their predicament.

What is Double Outlet Right Ventricle (DOVR)?

Double outlet right ventricle (DORV) one of several types of congenital heart defect characterized by having both great arteries attach to the right ventricle (either completely or partly). DORV can happen in numerous forms, varying in terms of great artery placement and mass, and also by ventricular septal defect position. Double Outlet Right Ventricle can also take place in the presence or absence of transposition of the great arteries. Because the formation of the heart occurs early in fetal development, the substances ingested by the mother before even knowing that she is pregnant can have an impact on the new baby’s heart. It is believed that Lexapro taken during pregnancy can contribute to the development of congenital heart defects, including DOVR.

Lexapro Double Outlet Right Ventricle Symptoms

To diagnose DOVR, the doctor will most likely listen for a heart murmur (abnormal sounding heart/blood movement) and ask for a detailed account of the child’s symptoms. Because the types of Double Outlet Right Ventricle are so varied, as you might expect the manifestation of symptoms are also comprised of a wide variety ranging in severity. Here are some commonly reported DOVR symptoms:

  • Trouble Eating
  • Trouble gaining or maintaining weight
  • Cyanosis (Either pale or blue tinted skin, nailbeds, or lips)
  • Excess perspiration
  • Strained Breathing
  • Rapid Breathing

Lexapro Double Outlet Right Ventricle Lawsuit: DOVR Lawyer

If your child was born with Double outlet right ventricle (DORV), or other congenital heart or birth defects and the mother had been prescribed Lexapro or other SSRI antidepressants in the duration of her pregnancy, then call for a Free & Confidential Lawsuit Assessment as you and your offspring may have a legal right to recompense for damages and injuries in a Lexapro Double outlet right ventricle (DORV) Lawsuit. All SSRI and DOVR and birth defect cases are taken on a contingency fee basis and the client is never billed for an attorney fees or any other case expenses save that a recovery is obtained.

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