Cipralex Lawsuit

Document Sample
Cipralex Lawsuit Powered By Docstoc
					                                                             GLOBAL VISION. PERSONAL FOCUS.

Cipralex Lawsuit

Expectant mothers who take SSRI (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor) pharmaceuticals
during the third trimester of their pregnancy are at a higher risk of giving birth to a newborn with
serious breathing issues or PPHN, and Cipralex is an SSRI pharmaceutical.1 Was your
newborn harmed by these Cipralex side effects? Please contact the Simmons firm right
away. The Simmons firm can help you with pursuing a possible Cipralex lawsuit to seek
compensation for medical bills.*

The reason for a Cipralex lawsuit is due to the insufficient warnings from drug manufacturers to
expectant mothers and medical professionals about the link between Cipralex and PPHN.
PPHN is a dangerous, sometimes fatal, side effect of Cipralex. If you have questions about this
defective drug litigation, our PPHN lawyers would be happy to speak with you.


Cipralex (escitalopram) is an antidepressant medication belonging to a group of drugs called
selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). SSRIs keep brain from absorbing too much
serotonin. More serotonin in the brain has been shown to improve mood. Cipralex is available
in pill or liquid forms.

SSRI pharmaceuticals are sold under numerous brand names including:

  Remeron Pending lawsuits regarding these SSRI pharmaceuticals are based on their
dangerous side effects to newborns.

According to the February 9, 2006 report in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM),
Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension in Newborns (PPHN) is not only one of Cipralex’s side
effects but it is also a side effect of SSRIs in general. The condition causes poor
circulatory/respiratory issues in newborns. Babies born having breathing difficulties, but not
being diagnosed with PPHN, are also considered to have been affected by the Cipralex side

Tel: 866-468-8631              Email:                 Web:
                                                                                   GLOBAL VISION. PERSONAL FOCUS.

Cipralex Lawsuit (Cont.)


Newborns can be treated to alleviate the immediate symptoms of PPHN and appear normal
after the treatment. Unfortunately, every second their organs lacked oxygen could have caused
serious damage and/or developmental delays which may not show up for several months.


After the NEJM report of February 9, 2006, the FDA released a warning stating that
SSRIs—like Cipralex—taken late in pregnancy puts newborns at a higher risk for PPHN.2
* Please note that recovery results vary per client. The recovery amounts in each case reflect the specific facts of that case. Further,
recovery amounts in past cases are not a guarantee of future results.


In addition to Cipralex lawsuits, the Simmons firm also handles other cases, such as
mesothelioma, commercial, intellectual property, defective medical devices and other
pharmaceutical litigation. If you interested in more information about the other types of lawsuits
we handle, please contact us for a free legal consultation.

Tel: 866-468-8631                          Email:                                  Web: