Paxil is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant drug that has been taken by millions of people for depression, anxiety, panic disorder, PTSD, obsessive-compulsive disorder and certain premenstrual disorders.
Unfortunately, several recent studies have shown that taking SSRI antidepressant drugs like Paxil during pregnancy can greatly increase the chance of having a child with serious birth defects.
With estimates that nearly 100 million Americans have taken Paxil since it was released in 1992, experts are concerned that millions of children may have suffered birth defects from the drug. However, very little warning has been given by the makers of these drugs.
Millions of women who took Paxil during pregnancy without knowing the dangers are shocked and frustrated at the thought that they may have unknowingly put their children at risk.
Legal help is available to those children and families who may have suffered birth defects as a result of taking Paxil during pregnancy.
If you gave birth to a child with birth defects after taking an SSRI drug like Paxil, it is important to speak with a lawyer about your legal options as soon as possible. A defective drug claim may help with your child’s treatment and recovery.
Researchers have concluded that taking certain SSRI antidepressant drugs like Paxil during pregnancy may increase the risk of birth defects like club foot, heart defects, spine defects, skull deformations, lung defects, brain damage and abdominal defects.
Health experts with the New England Journal of Medicine, Boston University, FDA, National Birth Defects Prevention Study of Infants and the Institute of Reproductive Toxicology at the University of Ulm, Germany have all warned of these risks.
Some studies concluded that taking these SSRI drugs while pregnant could spike the chances of severe birth defects by as much as 600%. Much of this damage to fetuses is done in the crucial developmental stages of the first or second trimester.
The financial burden and frustration of trying to help a child with a serious condition can be devastating on a parent. A birth defect can also severely impact the happiness and social acceptance of a child. You and your child should not face this burden alone simply because of the negligence of a large drug company.
No one should file a lawsuit unless they can show a company caused their damages. However, there is substantial research linking Paxil to severe birth defects and a lawyer can explain how the maker of the drug has continued to earn billions each year despite knowing the danger of their products.
Lawyers with the Paxil Litigation Group have filed thousands of defective drug lawsuits and are helping families file claims against GlaxoSmithKline for these birth defects. The company has spent nearly $1 billion to date resolving claims for side effects from Paxil, paying an average of $1.2 million for birth defect cases.
These same lawyers are available to discuss your case today, including how much it may be worth and how long you have to take action. Every case is different, therefore, it is important to speak with a lawyer before deciding whether to pursue a claim.
Defective drug lawsuits are complex legal matters requiring extensive investigation and resources from qualified lawyers to fight large drug companies. Before choosing a lawyer to help you, make sure they are qualified to handle this type of lawsuit, have the resources to fight large drug companies, and can commit the time necessary to get results.
The Paxil Center works with only the most qualified drug injury lawyers in the country to make sure your case is handled properly and you recover quickly.
Contact us today to learn your legal options. We are available 24 hours a day to answer your questions and provide help.