Lexapro Pulmonary Valve Stenosis Lawsuit

January 10, 2012

What is Pulmonary Valve Stenosis (PVS)?

Pulmonary valve stenosis (PVS) is an uncommon heart malformation in which the flow of blood from the baby’s heart to the lungs is deferred due to a misshapen pulmonary valve, or some type of an irregularity on top of or underneath the valve. In some incidents, an adult may experience pulmonary valve stenosis (PVS) as a side-effect or response to another condition. However, as a general rule, pulmonary valve stenosis (PVS) is a congenital heart defect, meaning it occurs prior to birth. Occurrences of pulmonary valve stenosis (PVS) can range from not having any symptoms to very brutal and incapacitating. Mild pulmonary valve stenosis (PVS) typically doesn’t get worse over time, but moderate and extreme cases may rapidly deteriorate and in some cases necessitate surgery. Fortunately, PVS treatment usually successful, and many people with pulmonary valve stenosis are able to maintain an adequate quality of life.

Pulmonary Valve Stenosis Symptoms

As was aforementioned, instances of pulmonary valve stenosis (PVS) range widely in respect to severity. In slight cases, there can even be a total absence of symptoms, but in more heightened pulmonary valve stenosis cases, the effects may be grim and debilitating. Pulmonary valve stenosis symptoms include, but are not limited to:

  • Unconsciousness
  • Loss of breath, worse during exercise
  • Chest hurting
  • Heart murmur
  • Exhaustion

Pulmonary valve stenosis symptoms differ with respect to the degree of the barrier to the valve. Patients with light pulmonary stenosis may only encounter symptoms during exercise, if even at all.

Lexapro and Pulmonary Valve Stenosis (PVS)

The definitive cause of pulmonary valve stenosis (PVS) is unknown, but as with other congenital heart defects, it occurs before birth, during fetal development. Recent medical research suggests a link between the maternal use of SSRI antidepressants, like Lexapro, during pregnancy and congenital heart defects, including pulmonary valve stenosis (PVS). Other SSRIs linked to these defects include: Zoloft, Paxil, Prozac, Celexa, and others. The correlation between these medications and birth defects has resulted in the filing of many Lexapro PVS lawsuits by women who have had children born with these maladies.

Lexapro Pulmonary Valve Stenosis Lawsuit: Speak to an Attorney

The Willis Law Firm is currently accepting individual birth defect lawsuits nationwide including Lexapro lawsuits filed against drug and pharmaceutical companies. If your child was born with a birth injury that may have been caused as a result of taking an antidepressant during pregnancy, then you should contact our law firm as soon as possible for a free confidential review of your potential Lexapro lawsuit case. All Pulmonary Valve Stenosis cases are handled on a Contingency Fee Basis, which means that no attorney’s fees or expenses will be charged unless we recover for you.

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