Esertia Birth Defects

Esertia Birth Defects Include PPHN

Almost 20 million Americans, including some pregnant women, use antidepressant medications called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) like Esertia. In recent years, SSRIs have been linked to various, harmful birth defects including heart defects, cranial defects and abdominal defects, as well as lung problems. These can cause persistent medical issues in infants, and in some cases, may require surgery after birth. If you believe you’ve been a victim of Esertia birth effects, contact an Esertia lawyer. You may be entitled to monetary compensation for damages in an Esertia lawsuit.

Esertia and SSRIs (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors)

Escitalopram, known by the brand names Lexapro, Ciprale and Esertia, is a type of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor, or SSRI. It was developed by Forest Pharmaceuticals and Lundbeck, and became available in the U.S. in 2003.

Esertia may be prescribed to treat mental disorders including depression, anxiety and OCD. It can cause many side effects, including headache, dizziness, lethargy, vivid dreams, diarrhea, constipation and chest pain, among others. An Esertia lawyer can research your individual case to determine if you may be a candidate for compensation based on the use of this SSRI. It is important to note that Esertia lawyers cannot provide medical recommendations or advise you to start or stop taking any medication.

Esertia Linked to PPHN

PPHN stands for “persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn,” and can be the result of SSRI use during pregnancy, especially after the 20th week. As an SSRI, Esertia shares the potential to cause PPHN.

Symptoms of PPHN include rapid breathing and heart rate, respiratory distress, heart murmurs, cyanosis and low blood-oxygen levels. Tests such as chest x-rays can detect this problem in infants, as can an ultrasound of the heart.

An Esertia Lawyer Can Help Fight for Compensation

Already overwhelmed by the challenges of SSRI and Esertia birth defects, many families cannot fathom pursuing legal action against the manufacturers of these medications. Esertia lawyers at Chaffin Luhana, however, are available to help. For a complementary Esertia lawsuit review, contact this experienced legal team at 1-888-480-1123.