Paxil Lawsuit

Have you been injured as a result of taking Paxil

Since Paxil was first released and approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration in 1992, the SSRI antidepressant drug has been linked to serious and sometimes fatal side effects. While many of the adverse effects of taking Paxil are serious, there’s a few specific side effects that may qualify a victim for a lawsuit. This is particularly the case with victims who took Paxil while pregnant. Paxil birth defect lawsuits are on the rise, if you’ve suffered, you should speak with our personal injury lawyers right away.

What is Paxil and how does it work?

Paxil is one of many popular SSRI drugs, it’s GlaxoSmithKline’s competing drug to other popular medications such as Prozac and Zoloft. All of the drugs in this class of medications work by blocking the reuptake of serotonin to the nerve endings, this helps regulate neurotransmitters in the brain. For nearly three decades SSRIs have been believed to help treat depression, although countless studies have proven placebos are often just as effective, and certainly less dangerous.

In recent years, it has been discovered that SSRI drugs such as Paxil are linked to a variety of mental and physical health concerns. One of the most alarming would be it’s definitive link to suicide among children, teens and adults alike. In more recent years, it has been discovered the serious and alarming link to birth defects. Birth defect victims of the drug are seeking legal council in effort to pursue a Paxil lawsuit.

Serious birth defects linked to Paxil

  • ASD (Atrial septal defects)

  • Cleft palate (lip)

  • Club feet

  • Congenital heart defects

  • Craniosynostosis (Skull defects)

  • Omphalocele (Abdominal defects)

  • PPHN (Persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn)

  • Spina bifida

  • TOF (Tetralogy of fallot) with pulmonary atresia

  • Transposition of the great arteries

  • VSD (Ventricular septal defects)

While the list above is extensive, there are other obvious side effects linked to the use of Paxil. However, these issues are specifically alarming because more often than not, they lead to a life time of health complications and expensive medical bills. That’s the real reason being filing a Paxil lawsuit, not to get wealthy at the expense of the drug companies, but to cover the cost of the ongoing health care requirements and of course the unfortunate suffering that must be endured.

Do I qualify for a Paxil lawsuit? Should I take legal action?

In 2004, the Food and Drug Administration linked Paxil to the increased risk of suicide, later the same year the manufacturer of the popular SSRI drug, GlaxoSmithKline was accused of protecting information about potential suicide risks associated with their drug. The following year, in 2005, the FDA followed up with yet another advisory related to potential birth defects targeted towards women using the drug during pregnancy. Up through 2010, GlaxoSmithKline had paid well over $1,000,000 in settlements in almost 1000 lawsuits. The average recovery from each Paxil lawsuit has been nearly $1,250,000!

If you’ve sustained serious injuries or birth defects related to the use of Paxil or any other SSRI prescribed by your medical doctor, you may be entitled to compensation. You need to talk to a lawyer today to discuss your case and determine the best coarse of action. You can get in touch regarding a potential Paxil lawsuit by filling out the form to the right on this page or simply give us a call toll free at (888) 471-8787. Our team has years of experience with antidepressant and specifically Paxil lawsuit cases. And rest assured knowing there’s absolutely no fees unless your lawsuit or litigation is successful, give Clear Injury a call today to discuss your case, we’re here to help!