Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - The Onder Law Firm has expanded its Lexapro birth defects website to include vital information regarding hypoplastic left heart syndrome claims. Hypoplastic left heart syndrome is a serious birth defect which has recently been linked to Lexapro and other antidepressant drugs being used during early stages of pregnancy. The Onder Law Firm is a nationally recognized law firm for its representation of families whose children have been harmed by dangerous products. The attorneys handling Lexapro birth defects lawsuits at the firm have provided free birth defects lawsuit consultations to numerous families regarding birth defects claims including hypoplastic left heart syndrome, spina bifida, anencephaly, craniosynostosis, omphalocele and club foot, as well as persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN).
Regardless of whether the parents of a child born with birth defects elects to retain The Onder Law Firm, attorney James G. Onder believes there is a necessity for every family with such a child to seek every dollar in compensation they deserve. Through no fault of any mother who was prescribed an antidepressant during pregnancy, and certainly no fault of any child born with a birth defect caused by an antidepressant, an unthinkable tragedy occurred at the time of one of the life‘s most precious events. Onder stated, "This is one of those extremely unfortunate situations where you have to worry about your child‘s well-being after you are gone." The treatment of hypoplastic left heart syndrome has improved dramatically over recent years and we should expect even greater improvements to occur in shorter time periods in the near future. With continually rising medical costs, there is no way of knowing the actual expenses associated with as-yet-undiscovered, but also very realistic, future treatments.
The Onder Law Firm welcomes inquiries from law firms in regards to handling or working as co-counsel on claims of serious birth defects stemming from antidepressant use during pregnancy.