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Paxil is an antidepressant drug that has helped thousands of people, but it is also caused major concern for some women who are pregnant. The prescription antidepressant increases the risk of cardiac birth defects, and an FDA warning was placed on Paxil in 2005. When conducting studies of the medication, it was also noted that Paxil may also greatly increase a number of SSRI related birth defects. If you are a woman who took Paxil while pregnant and now have a child that suffered birth defects, you might have all that you need for lawsuit.
The Paxil birth defects that may qualify for a lawsuit commonly include Heart Defects; pregnant women who took Paxil during their pregnancy first trimester were at an increased risk of developing a baby with heart defects. The antidepressant was given a Category D warning label because of these findings. Potential problems related to Paxil heart birth defects include holes in the heart and several other cardiac malfunctions.
Other problems include:
- Club foot
- Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome
- Spina Bifidia
What to do Next
Getting in touch with an experienced Paxil lawsuit attorney should be the next line of action on your agenda. A defective drug attorney who has experience handling such cases will fight for you to receive compensation on behalf of your child who has been injured. You were wronged by not being warned in time, and if your child has suffered, you do not want them to be wronged yet again. Speaking with an attorney is something that should be done without delay.
Paxil Birth Defect Lawsuit
An attorney will speak to you at no cost concerning the lawsuit and help you determine the next steps to take. If you delivered a child with birth defects and took Paxil while pregnant, there is a chance that you will qualify for a lawsuit, but you should speak with an attorney to find out. There is a time limit on when a lawsuit can be filed, and you do not want to miss an opportunity to be compensated for pain and suffering. There is a free, no obligation consultation available with our law firm that can determine if retaining a Paxil lawsuit attorney is right for your situation.
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