Paxil Injury Attorney in St. Louis
Representing Clients in Paxil Litigation Nationwide
Paxil (generic name: paroxetine) is a prescription drug used to treat anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder and premenstrual dysphoric disorder. It is an antidepressant that belongs to a group of drugs called SSRIs, or serotonin reuptake inhibitors. Paxil was developed to treat chemical imbalances in the brain that are considered to lead to various mental disorders.
Paxil has been linked to serious birth defects and other side effects. If you have suffered injury or took Paxil while pregnant or breastfeeding and your child has been diagnosed with a birth defect, you may be entitled to financial compensation. A St. Louis drug litigation lawyer at our law firm can meet with you to talk about the situation and your legal rights. Paxil litigation is an important area of practice for our firm. We represent clients in these claims throughout the U.S. and have a website dedicated entirely to this topic.
During a free consultation, you can get the information you need to make better choices about your case. You will have the opportunity to have your pressing questions answered by a professional who understands how these cases work. If Paxil was to blame for your child's birth defect or your injuries, we can aggressively pursue fair compensation on your behalf. With the cost of medical care for these serious medical conditions, your ability to recover complete monetary compensation may make all the difference for you and your family.
Paxil Linked to Birth Defects
Paxil and other SSRIs have been linked to birth defects in various studies. One such study, conducted in 2005 by GlaxoSmithKline, indicated that Paxil was linked to twice as many major birth defects as other antidepressants. The study looked at a group of 3,500 women who took antidepressants while pregnant. It did not include any information related to birth defects in babies born to women who did not take antidepressants while pregnant. The majority of birth defects seen in the study were heart related.
The official Paxil website includes warning information to pregnant women, women who may become pregnant and mothers who are breastfeeding. It indicates that Paxil and other antidepressants may increase the risk of malformations. The website also includes information about the risks of taking Paxil late in pregnancy, during the third trimester. Some of the complications listed include: difficulty breathing, feeding problems, vomiting, low blood sugar, tremor, constant crying, irritability, floppiness and seizures. As a result, tube feeding, help with breathing and hospitalization may be required.
St. Louis Drug Litigation Lawyer
The medical expenses associated with Paxil birth defects may be astronomical. If you want to be sure that you have the financial means to provide your son or daughter with the best medical care, call our firm. We can talk to you about recovering financial compensation from the pharmaceutical company or the doctor who prescribed Paxil.
Contact a St. Louis drug injury attorney at our firm today to talk about Paxil and birth defects.
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