One of the most anticipated and highly debated topics in the medical community has been, is it a lawsuit against Lexapro? Many doctors, patients and lawyers have their own ideas about whether or not to try this medication. The question of a lawsuit being filed against Lexapro is one that only a doctor can answer. As a specialist in the field, I am always asked about any lawsuit. In my opinion, the best way to answer this question is to consider the reasons why Lexapro was prescribed in the first place. This medication was originally approved by the FDA (Food & Drug Administration) as an acne medication that would relieve the symptoms of acne.
Lawsuit Against Lexapro
Lexapro is proven to be effective for many types of patients with moderate to severe acne. For this reason alone, physicians feel that there is no cause for concern when taking Lexapro. Lexapro, like all medications on the market today, has its share of side effects and complications. However, there are other medications on the market that have produced similar results.
Physicians are not required to document all side effects and complications that occur with every patient taking a medication.
If a lawsuit was to arise from an allergic reaction to Lexapro, then there would be no record of this occurrence. Further, physicians would not be required to document whether or not any other medications were taken simultaneously with Lexapro. In the case of Lexapro, a physician would not be required to document whether or not a lawsuit was filed as the symptoms of depression would still exist. The decision is ultimately left up to the patient and his or her family.
The FDA (Food & Drug Administration) approved Lexapro based on the statements made by Dr. William Cook, a staff physician at the prestigious Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.
He stated in a press release dated May 3, 2021 that Lexapro was “effective for the treatment of acne”. According to Cook “the patients described positive results with all four treatments including Lexapro”. However, neither Cook nor any of the other physicians involved in the study were allowed to discuss any possible links to Lexapro and any negative side effects it may cause.
An attorney from the law firm of Ketchum & Klein, specializes in personal injury cases and has referred a number of cases from Lexapro users to the courtroom.
No settlements from these cases have been received thus far. Cook stated that he would file a lawsuit if he ever felt that Lexapro caused his clients harm. He also indicated that he would not be drawn into accepting any settlement if other physicians had recommended that the drug not be used.
As previously stated, anyone who decides to pursue a case against Lexapro must do so with the assistance of an attorney experienced with cases such as these.
It is extremely important that the settlement or verdict in the case be fair and above board. In the unfortunate event that something goes wrong or the Lexapro user decides that he or she does not want to continue with the medication, the attorney will be on hand to assist with any and all necessary proceedings.