Antidepressant Cipralex, if taken by a woman while pregnant or soon before becoming pregnant, can cause devastating Cipralex birth defects in her child. Among these are lung defects, heart defects, skull defects and abdominal defects. Such Cipralex side effects may merit a Cipralex lawsuit.
Cipralex can be administered orally, either as Cipralex oral drops or as Cipralex tablets. It’s among drugs categorized as a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor, or an SSRI antidepressant.
Produced by Danish pharmaceutical company Lundbeck, Cipralex has as its main active ingredient escitalopram. It’s prescribed to treat major depressive disorder and general anxiety disorder in adults and to obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and panic disorder, also known as a social phobia.
But as with additional SSRI antidepressants, Cipralex can trigger a broad variety of severe birth defects, including some which are life-threatening.
Among the latter Cipralex birth defects is persistent pulmonary hypertension, or PPHN. It is clearly life-threatening, because it keeps an infant child’s circulation system from adapting to breathing when the child emerges from the womb.
Severe PPHN cases can cause heart failure, shock, kidney failure, seizures, liver problems and even death.
Too, Cipralex can cause skull defects, also known as cranial defects, as well as heart defects and abdominal defects.
In fact, many different forms of Cipralex heart defects can arise after a prospective mother takes the defective drug. These include but are not limited to transposition of the great arteries, pulmonary atresia, tetralogy of fallot, truncus arteriosus, hole in the heart, double outlet right ventricle, hypoplastic left heart syndrome coarctation of the aorta.
What happens after a baby suffers such horrifying birth defects? First, a protective family must secure medical care, which can include surgery or repeated surgeries, as well as extensive and elaborate treatments, which sometimes are needed for a lifetime.
Obviously, that means Cipralex birth defects can be hugely expensive. And who should pay for such medical costs and healthcare bills?
The innocent family which fell victim to a drug maker’s negligence should not be forced pay. Instead, the drug maker must be held accountable in the legal arena and be compelled to pay for victims’ medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering caused by the defective drug.
Getting a giant drug company to pay these huge costs normally isn’t easy. Indeed, victims largely must rely on an experienced defective drug lawyer to compel a negligent company to pay what it owes.
Thus, a Cipralex lawsuit may be needed against Lundbeck, the defective drug’s manufacturer.
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