Lexapro (Escitalopram) is a popular antidepressant sold by Forest Laboratories, Inc. that has been discovered to cause serious side effects including birth defects in children. Lexapro side effects major psychological disorders as well as stroke and cardiovascular problems. Birth defects caused by Lexapro include anencephaly, craniosynostosis, omphalocele, club foot, spina bifida and cardiac problems. Lexapro birth defects and side effects can result in severe and permanent health problems and death. More information about Lexapro birth defects can be found in the CDC's National Birth Defects Prevention Study. Individuals who have suffered physical or psychological problems while taking Lexapro or whose child was born with birth defects after the mother took Lexapro are filing Lexapro side effect and birth defect lawsuits across the country. This page provides national Lexapro lawsuit news information and updates.