Esertia Lawsuit

Esertia Lawsuit for PPHN and Other SSRI Birth Defects

An Esertia lawsuit has become an important means of seeking justice for the many families affected by SSRI birth defects. Esertia, which is also commonly known as Cipralex and Lexapro, is one of a category of drugs known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs).

These SSRI drugs, which a 2005 University of Pittsburg study indicates are prescribed to as many as 80,000 pregnant women annually, work to raise serotonin levels in the brain in order to correct a chemical imbalance. Commonly used to treat depression, they can also be used to treat panic and anxiety disorders.

Unfortunately, while SSRIs may be effective at treating the condition for which they are prescribed, they also have unintended consequences on a developing fetus. These consequences can occur even if the mother stopped taking the drugs once she found out she was pregnant. A Denmark study revealed an increased risk of SSRI birth defects if mothers took an SSRI medication in the 30 days prior to conception.

Why File an Esertia Lawsuit?

Esertia birth defects can be serious and expensive to treat, and can sometimes be fatal. The cost of medical bills and treatments, as well as the emotional cost and the pain and suffering that your child endures, can devastate a family. An Esertia lawyer can help you recover damages for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, emotional distress or wrongful death.

Some of the common types of Esertia birth defects that can lead to an Esertia lawsuit include:

  • PPHN or persistent pulmonary hypertension in the newborn: This condition occurs when an infant cannot properly transition from breathing through the placenta in the womb to using his or her lungs to breath after birth.
  • Heart defects including septal defects (a hole in the heart), transposition of the great vessels, a double aortic arch, a double outlet right ventricle or double inlet left ventricle, tricuspic and pulmonary artesia, coarctation of the aorta, or a combination of multiple defects known as tetralogy of Fallot.
  • A cranial defect or cranio-malformations such as craniosynostosis.
  • Clubfoot or other structural defects in the limbs.
  • Lung problems including pulmonary stenosis.
  •  An abdominal defect, such as a malformation of the abdominal wall.

How an Esertia Lawyer Can Help

To win compensation for an alleged Esertia birth defect in an Esertia lawsuit, you must prove that the medication wasn’t safe and that it caused your baby to suffer harm. An Esertia lawyer can help you to gather the necessary evidence. This may include expert testimony, or scientific studies, such as the 2005 Danish study, which indicated that exposure to SSRI medications in the womb increased the chances of congenital heart defects by as much as 60 percent.

Getting Help for an Esertia Lawsuit

When a dangerous product causes a birth defect, the manufacturer of that product may be held responsible. An Esertia lawsuit allows you to seek justice for you and your family. If you or a loved one has been affected by Esertia birth defects, contact an experienced Esertia lawyer at Chaffin Luhana LLP at 1-888-480-1123 for a free and confidential case review today. You may be entitled to compensation, and the lawyers at Chaffin Luhana can help.