The rise in number of prescription drugs on the market and the way those drugs are tested has led to an increased amount of drug-related injuries and deaths. Not surprisingly, drug injury litigation, such as Paxil litigation, has increased as well.
There are now more than 13,000 prescription drugs on the market. With around 60% of the population taking them, the demand for medications is up and spending is more than double what it was in 1999. In order to meet that demand, the FDA has implemented fast-track testing with relaxed standards for many new drugs.
Studies show that around 100,000 people die each year from the side effects of prescription drugs. This is double the number that die in car accidents. However, many more people or children are seriously injured by the effects of defective drugs, such as severe birth defects caused by some antidepressant drugs.
Research has suggested that taking Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant drugs like Paxil during pregnancy can cause serious conditions like brain and spine defects, heart defects, club foot, skull deformations, lung defects and abdominal defects.
Despite the huge lobbying efforts of the drug industry to stop your rights to recover for your child’s injury, attorneys are still helping those families affected through Paxil litigation.
If you suspect your child’s birth defect may be related to taking Paxil during pregnancy, it is important to speak with an attorney as soon as possible. You may be entitled to a substantial recovery for their condition. However, time is limited.
Paxil litigation has risen since 2005, when researchers began publishing studies linking the drug to serious birth defects. It is estimated that more than 5,000 cases have been filed by families dealing with the death or birth defect of a child.
Reports indicate that the maker of Paxil, GlaxoSmithKline, has spent approximately $1 billion so far to settle these cases, at an average of $1.2 million for cases of severe birth defects.
Still, experts fear that with nearly 100 million people having taken Paxil, millions of children may have suffered birth defects. Many parents may not know that the drug they took could be the cause or that legal help is available for the medical expenses, lost time and earnings, and pain and suffering of their child.
Attorneys with the Paxil Litigation Group have filed thousands of defective drug lawsuits and are helping those families affected by the birth defects of SSRI antidepressant drugs with Paxil litigation.
These attorneys are available to discuss your case today, including how much it may be worth, how much time you have to take action and how long it may take to recover funds to help your child. It costs you nothing to speak with an attorney or file a claim.
Defective drug lawsuits are complex legal matters that require extensive investigation, testimony by top researchers and the most skilled attorneys. Before you choose someone to help with your case, make sure they have experience and success fighting large drug companies.
Don’t just trust a law firm that advertises on television. 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.
Contact us today to learn more about your legal options. Attorneys are available to provide a confidential evaluation of your case and answer your questions.