If you took the antidepressant drug Paxil during pregnancy and have given birth to a child with a birth defect, there may be a link between this drug and your child’s condition. It is important to speak with a Paxil Attorney as soon as possible to learn your legal options.
According to research published over the past several years, Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI) drugs like Paxil taken during pregnancy can dramatically increase the risk of certain severe birth defects in children.
Unfortunately, these antidepressants are among the most popular drugs in the world. Experts estimate that nearly 100 million people may have taken Paxil in the United States alone, many of these expectant mothers who were not made aware of the risks. A Paxil Attorney can explain how the drug maker is liable for failing to warn parents.
Experts with the FDA, New England Journal of Medicine, Boston University, National Birth Defects Prevention Study of Infants, Aarhus University in Denmark and the Institute of Reproductive Toxicology at the University of Ulm, Germany have all related drugs like Paxil to severe birth defects.
These most often include neural tube defects of the brain and spine, heart defects, club foot, lung defects, abdominal defects, and cranial defects. Some studies showed the drugs increased the risk for these conditions by as much as 600%.
If your child has suffered any type of birth defect after you took Paxil, you may be entitled to a substantial recovery to help with their condition, even if it has been corrected. Contact us to speak with a Paxil Attorney today as time is limited.
SSRI drugs like Paxil are designed to increase mood levels by altering the amount of chemical neurotransmitters in the brain to block the re-absorption of serotonin. However, research has suggested they may affect the crucial developmental stages of the fetus during pregnancy.
Birth defects can be devastating on the formative early years of a child. In some severe cases they can result in the premature death of an infant or cause lifelong disorders. The medical expenses, lost time from work and family and feelings of helplessness can also be traumatic on a family.
Your child and family should not have to face the burden of a severe birth defect alone simply because a large drug company didn’t conduct proper testing or warn patients of the risks of their product.
A Paxil Attorney can assist in filing a claim that will help with your child’s treatment and ability to cope with their condition. It will also allow your family to devote as much time as possible to their care.
Attorneys with the Paxil Litigation Group have represented thousands of families in defective drug lawsuits and have recovered verdicts and settlements in excess of $1 million for the birth defects caused by SSRI drugs like Paxil.
These attorneys are available to discuss your case today, such as how much it may be worth, how long you have to take action, and how long it might be before you can recover for your child.
Lawsuits for drug birth defects, as with all defective drug claims, are time consuming and expensive legal matters that require the most qualified attorneys. Before you select a firm to represent you, ask about their results fighting large drug companies and make sure they have the resources necessary to pursue your case.
Don’t just trust a firm advertising on TV. At The Paxil Center, we work with only the top drug injury attorneys in the country to make sure your case is handled properly and you recover quickly.
We are available 24 hours a day to answer your questions and discuss your legal options. Contact us today for a confidential evaluation of your case.