Cipralex is a type of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) drug. It is used for the treatment of depression and anxiety disorders. Its generic ingredient is escitalopram, which is also used in other similar anti-depression drugs such as Lexapro. Cipralex is associated with various side-effects such as:
- Decreased libido
- Weight gain
- Nausea or flu-like symptoms
- Decreased appetite
Other more serious but less common side effects may include:
- Abdominal or stomach pain
- High blood pressure
Left unaddressed, these side effects can lead to more serious long-term injuries in the user. Cipralex users may also experience heavy withdrawal symptoms when they discontinue use of the drug. These can include symptoms like various nerve sensations, acute depression, and electric shock sensations (“brain zaps”). There have also been reports of Cipralex overdoses as well.
Who can be Held Liable for Cipralex Injuries?
Various parties can be held liable for injuries caused by the use of Cipralex. This can include:
- Manufacturers of the drug (for instance, if there is an issue involving a defective product)
- Pharmacies (for instance, if there was a pharmacy error committed, such as issuing the wrong drugs to the wrong person)
- Medical physicians (for example, prescribing the wrong dosage to a patient).
Lastly, a person might be held liable for negligence if they wrongfully share their Cipralex medications with another person. In such cases, criminal consequences might also apply.
Are There any Legal Remedies for Cipralex Injuries?
Cipralex injuries can be serious and may result in legal action. Such lawsuits might typically result in a monetary damages award for the injured party. The damages can cover specific losses like additional medical bills, hospital expenses, rehab/therapy costs, and lost wages.
In widespread product defect cases where a defective batch of Cipralex drugs affected many people, a class action lawsuit may result, as well as a recall of the affected drugs.
Do I Need a Lawyer for Help with a Cipralex Lawsuit?
Cipralex cases can be complex and typically require the assistance of a lawyer. It may be in your best interests to hire a personal injury lawyer in your area if you need help with a Cipralex issue. Your attorney can provide you with research and representation for your claim throughout the process.