After recent warnings about the risk of serious birth defects from taking antidepressant drugs like Paxil during pregnancy, thousands of parents have contacted the Paxil Hotline to learn their legal rights. Fortunately, legal help is available for those children who have been affected.
The FDA, several university studies and health researchers from around the world have linked Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant drugs like Paxil with serious birth defects including heart defects, skull deformities, club foot, lung defects, abdominal defects and defects of the brain and spine.
Some studies showed these drugs increased the risk of birth defects by over 600%. Unfortunately, Paxil has been taken by nearly 100 million people since it was introduced in 1992, making it one of the most popular antidepressants in the world. Experts fear that millions of children may have suffered defects.
The maker of Paxil, GlaxoSmithKline, has paid nearly $1 billion to resolve claims of serious side effects, and approximately $1.2 million for each birth defect lawsuit. However, most parents whose child has suffered a birth defect have yet to contact the Paxil Hotline for legal help.
If you gave birth to a child with birth defects after taking Paxil, contact the Paxil Hotline today to speak with an attorney about your legal options. You only have a limited amount of time to file a claim.
The medical expenses, lost time and earnings and feelings of helplessness for a child in pain can be devastating on a family. The substantial recovery from a Paxil lawsuit can help with your child’s treatment and allow you to give them as much attention as possible.
When a company sells a defective product that harms others, they are liable for the damages. A defective drug is no different. An attorney can explain the evidence linking Paxil to birth defects and how the maker of the drug has continued to earn billions selling it despite the risks.
Attorneys with the Paxil Litigation Group have filed thousands of defective drug lawsuits and recovered millions for those children and families affected by SSRI antidepressants. These same attorneys are available with the Paxil Hotline to discuss your case today.
Every lawsuit has a different value and an expiration period on how long you have to take action. Therefore, it is important to speak with an attorney to know if you have a case.
Defective drug lawsuits are also very complex, difficult and time consuming matters that require the most qualified attorneys. Before choosing an attorney to help you, make sure they have experience fighting and recovering from large drug companies.
The Paxil Center works with only the most qualified drug injury attorneys and law firms in the country to make sure your case is handled properly and you recover quickly.
Contact us today for a confidential evaluation of your Paxil birth injury case. We are available 24 hours a day to provide help.