Paxil Side Effects
Have you or a loved one experienced serious Paxil side effects? Has your newborn suffered defects as a result of Paxil use? An experienced Paxil attorney can help. Contact our Paxil lawyers.
The popular SSRI antidepressant drug Paxil, or “paroxetine” by its generic name, has been linked to severe birth defects.
At Frank M. Eidson, our experienced dangerous drug lawyers are currently investigating claims involving Paxil. We have an array of cases involving defective or dangerous pharmaceuticals. If you or a loved one have taken Paxil or paroxetine while pregnant and given birth to a child with a congenital birth defect, contact an experienced Paxil attorney – one familiar with the devastating side effects associated with this drug – today and schedule a free consultation.
Paxil Birth Defects
Recent studies point to an increased risk of Paxil birth defects in babies who mothers use the popular antidepressant during pregnancy. According to the findings, women who were taking Paxil during their first trimester were one and a half to two times more likely to have a baby with a heart defect than women who were taking other antidepressants or not taking any antidepressant.
A later study found that women who took Paxil in or after their second trimester were six times more likely to have a baby with a rare birth defect known as persistent pulmonary hypertension, or PPHN.
Paxil has been linked to the following serious birth defects:
- Heart malformations / congenital heart defects
- Persistent pulmonary hypertension (PPHN)
- Abdominal defects (Omphalocele)
- Cranial defects (Craniosynostosis)
In July 2010, rather than go to trial, Paxil’s maker GlaxoSmithKline agreed to pay in excess of $1 billion to settle hundreds of lawsuits over birth defect claims. But who knows how many other families have suffered.
These settlements came four years after the Food & Drug Administration instructed all antidepressant makers to revise their labels to include the risk these drugs pose to expectant mothers and their babies.
To discuss your potential Paxil lawsuit, contact an experienced Paxil attorney today. Our trial-tested lawyers can help you obtain the compensation to which you are entitled.
Contact Our Florida Paxil Lawyers
At Frank M. Eidson, a Paxil attorney can help you file a lawsuit to get the compensation to which you are entitled. Our Paxil lawyers have extensive experience with dangerous drug claims.
Our legal team will represent you intelligently and aggressively. To speak with a courtroom seasoned Paxil attorney – one familiar with its side effects and capable of helping you obtain fair compensation – contact our Paxil lawyers today and schedule a free consultation. We will protect your rights and make sure you are not being taken advantage of.