Many pregnant women treated their symptoms of depression with Paxil (paroxetine) after the drug's manufacturer, GlaxoSmithKline, claimed that it presented only minimal health risks to unborn babies. After pregnant women relied on this information, further studies revealed that Paxil was linked to twice as many birth defects as other antidepressant drugs. Sadly, many babies who were exposed to Paxil developed birth defects.
GlaxoSmithKline failed to accurately warn pregnant women of the side effects of Paxil and many families have suffered as a result. At Simon Eisenberg & Baum, we help people and families that have been seriously harmed by a drug's side effects. While birth defects are often irreversible, a Paxil lawsuit can help recover damages for medical treatment of the condition, as well as pain and suffering.
If your child was born with a birth defect after being exposed to Paxil during pregnancy, contact us to explore your options with one of our Paxil lawsuit attorneys. Our paroxetine lawyers help people assess all avenues to financial recovery so they can make decisions that are best for them and their families. We offer free initial consultations; call 888-246-6083 to schedule a meeting with an experienced Paxil lawyer.
Paxil Birth Defects News
GlaxoSmithKline and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have issued warnings on the danger that Paxil presents to unborn children, but not until Paxil was sold and marketed as a safe antidepressant for years. The drug manufacturer failed to conduct sufficient testing before making paroxetine available to the public and many babies were harmed as a result.
Birth defects associated with Paxil include:
- Persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN)
- Chiari malformation
- Spina bifida
- Cleft lip and cleft palate
- Anal atresia
Sadly, there is a long list of heart defects commonly linked to Paxil use during pregnancy. They include:
- Ventral or ventricular septal defects (VSD)
- Atrial septal defects (ASD)
- Hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS)
- Hypoplastic right heart syndrome (HRHS)
- Double outlet right ventricle (DORV)
- Bicuspid aortic valve
- Patent foramen ovale
If you believe your child may have suffered birth defects from paroxetine, speak with an experienced defective drugs attorney. Simon Eisenberg & Baum offers free initial consultations; contact us or call 888-246-6083 to arrange a visit with a Paxil lawsuit attorney.
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A Paxil lawsuit will not heal a child's birth defect, but it serves several important purposes for the victim and family. A paroxetine side effects claim may allow the family to recover damages to cover past and future medical expenses associated with the birth defect, as well as financial compensation for pain and suffering endured by the child and parents. A Paxil lawsuit also holds GlaxoSmithKline accountable for its decision to prioritize corporate profits over the health and safety of Paxil users and their children.
Contact us to arrange a free initial consultation with one of our skilled Paxil lawsuit attorneys. Our defective drug lawyers are well respected not only for their thorough preparation and outstanding courtroom skills, but also for accommodating the needs of their clients during a difficult time.
Simon Eisenberg & Baum is a highly regarded New York injury law firm, but provides attentive and personalized representation for Paxil victims across the U.S. Unlike at other national firms, our clients receive elite legal representation without sacrificing the family's need for individualized attention.