Forest Lab's Lexapro Causes Fatal Birth Defects, Mom Says

Law360, Los Angeles (January 8, 2014, 7:55 PM EST) -- Forest Laboratories Inc. was hit with a suit in New Jersey federal court Wednesday alleging its popular antidepressant Lexapro caused fatal birth defects in a child whose mother took the drug during pregnancy.

Michigan resident Chandra Shuck is suing Forest Laboratories and Lexapro inventor H. Lundbeck A/S, accusing the pharmaceutical companies of ignoring studies indicating the drug increased the likelihood of birth defects and marketing Lexapro as safe for pregnant women.

Lexapro and similar antidepressants have been found to increase the likelihood of cardiac birth defects...
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Case Title

SHUCK v. FOREST LABORATORIES, INC. et al


Case Number

1:14-cv-00114

Court

New Jersey

Nature of Suit

Personal Injury: Health Care/Pharmaceutical Personal Injury Product Liability

Judge

Robert B. Kugler

Date Filed

January 7, 2014

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