Lexapro Birth Defects – Getting Compensated For Lexapro Birth Defects
Lexapro Birth Defects
Women who took the drug Lexapro while they were pregnant and had a child with a birth defect caused by the drug can file a Lexapro birth defects lawsuit to get compensation. Infants who suffered a birth defect may be eligible for compensation for medical expenses, permanent disability or wrongful death caused by a Lexapro birth defect. There is Lexapro birth defects litigation pending in state and federal courts.
Lexapro Birth Defects: Multidistrict Litigation “In Re: Celexa & Lexapro”
The MDL titled, “In Re: Celexa & Lexapro” involves injuries to children and adolescents whose doctors prescribed these drugs for treatment of depression. It alleges illegal marketing practices and is not related to Lexapro birth defects legal actions. At this time, cases involving Lexapro birth defects have not been declared a multidistrict litigation in the federal court system. Most Lexapro birth defects litigation involves lawsuits file by individuals. MDL is used by the federal court system to avoid duplication in pretrial motions and discovery in multiple related cases.
Class Action Lawsuits for Lexapro Birth Defects
A class action lawsuit is a legal action where individuals, suffering from similar injuries that arose from the same cause of action and the same product, file a lawsuit together. At this time, there are no pending class action lawsuits for Lexapro birth defects, although some are being contemplated. In class action lawsuits, the injuries and allegations of one plaintiff tend to make the cases of other plaintiffs stronger. Individuals with interest in filing a class action Lexapro birth defects lawsuit should contact a lawyer that is handling multiple Lexapro lawsuits.
Lexapro Birth Defects: Time Limit to File a Lawsuit
In most states, the statute of limitations for minors does not begin to run until the child reaches his or her majority (18th birthday). Since, by definition, birth defects involve injuries to minors, children who were born with a birth defect, or their legal guardians, have a longer time than usual in which to file a Lexapro birth defects lawsuit. The FDA approved Lexapro in 2002, so children who suffered from birth defects can still file a Lexapro birth defects lawsuit for compensation of medical bills and disabilities caused by the product.
Wrongful Death Lexapro Birth Defects Lawsuit
Filing a wrongful death Lexapro birth defects lawsuit has more medical and legal complexities than cases that involve a living plaintiff. While no amount of money can compensate a parent for the loss of a child, determining damages for the death of an infant can be extremely difficult since the child had no income and his or her potential, barring the birth defect, is unknown. If there were medical expenses incurred before the infant’s death that were related to the birth defect, the parents are entitled to compensation and they may also receive compensation for funeral expenses.
Lexapro Birth Defects: How to Get Compensated
In order to get compensation for Lexapro birth defects it is necessary to file a lawsuit. If a child died as a result of the birth defect, the time to file may be extremely limited. A lawyer with experience in product liability lawsuits can help the parents of children with birth defects caused by Lexapro get compensation for medical bills, permanent disabilities and other expenses. Most product liability lawyers do not charge fees until the lawsuit is settled, so parents with limited budgets or high medical expenses do not have to worry about legal fees when they consult a lawyer.
If you believe you are entitled to compensation for a child born with a birth defect caused by Lexapro, you can get a free compensation evaluation of your case here on this Avandia Lawsuit website.
Just complete the short questionnaire and a legal professional with experience in Lexapro birth defects will review your case and provide information on how to take legal action to receive the compensation you and your child deserve.
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