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Louisiana Birth Defect Lawsuit

A Louisiana woman has filed suit against GSK, the manufacturer of the anti-depressant drug Paxil, after discovering it could be the cause of her child's birth defects.

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Women & Antidepressants

Eleven percent of American women are on antidepressants, such as Paxil. Use by pregnant women has risen a lot, even though Paxil has been linked to birth defects. The unborn babies of women who take it may be at risk of heart malformations, and other birth defects.

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GlaxoSmithKline Average Settlement of $1.2M for Birth Defects

While no settlement can adequately compensate for a life altering birth defect caused by Paxil, the average settlement in a Paxil birth defect lawsuit appears to be more than $1.2 million for each family involved. The Newark Star-Ledger noted in July that Paxil manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline (Glaxo) has set up a trust of around $2.4 billion to cover litigation and settlement costs.

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Paxil Birth Defects Alert - Paxil Lawsuit

Millions awarded to parents of children injured by a Paxil Birth Defect

Do You Qualify for a Paxil Lawsuit?

Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant drugs like Paxil have been taken by hundreds of millions of people for the treatment of anxiety, depression, PTSD and obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Unfortunately, these drugs have also been linked to an increased risk of serious birth defects including:

  • heart defects
  • brain damage
  • spine defects
  • club foot
  • lung defects
  • abdominal defects, and
  • facial clefts

If you are pregnant or considering pregnancy, it is important to speak with your doctor immediately about the safety of taking drugs like Paxil.  If you have given birth to a child with birth defects after taking these drugs, it is important to learn your legal options as soon as possible.

Expert Legal Help is Available for those families affected by Paxil Birth Defects

Lawyers are currently filing lawsuits against GlaxoSmithKline, the maker of Paxil, on behalf of those children and families injured by the drug. You may be entitled to a substantial recovery to help your child. However, the time to file a claim is limited. Contact us today to see if you're eligible to file a paxil lawsuit.

 

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Zoloft Birth Defect Litigation Set to Begin

As the number of patients coming forward with birth injuries linked to taking Zoloft while pregnant increases, Zoloft birth injury attorney around the country are preparing for what may be a monumental legal effort to recover damages for families affected by the drug.

Years ago, researchers linked the popular antidepressant drug Paxil with certain serious birth injuries in infants including heart defects, lung defects, PPHN and musculoskeletal defects such as cleft palate and other injuries.

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Diabetes Another Risk to Infants of Mothers Taking Paxil

With studies in the past decade showing an increased risk of certain birth defects for mothers taking Paxil during pregnancy, thousands of families have now contacted a Paxil Lawyer to discuss their legal options for a Paxil Lawsuit.

Although Paxil has not been recalled or taken off the market with news of possible birth defects, public concern over the drug is at an all time high. Now, new data suggests there may be risks of an entirely new side effect from taking the drug: Diabetes.

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The Dangers of Paxil

Several major studies across Europe and the United States have linked SSRI antidepressant drugs like Paxil with serious birth defects.  Unfortunately, these drugs have been taken by millions of women during pregnancy without any warning from the drug makers.

Experts fear that millions of children may have suffered birth defects as a result of the failure of companies like GlaxoSmithKline to warn of the birth defect risks of Paxil.

Beginning in 2005, the U.S. FDA issued a warning that SSRI drugs like Paxil could increase the risk of serious heart defects in infants. This was followed up by research showing the drugs could also enhance the risk of lung disorders, brain and spinal defects, early death, skull and abdominal defects and club foot.

Drug makers who sell dangerous or defective drugs like Paxil with no warning to expectant mothers are liable for the birth defects they cause. Lawyers are currently filing lawsuits on behalf of those injured by the drug and are available to answer your questions today.

If you suspect your child’s birth defect may be related to Paxil or an antidepressant drug you took during pregnancy, it is important to speak with a lawyer about your legal rights before they expire. Contact us today for help.