Our Michigan Paxil lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. handle cases involving children suffering from severe birth defects, pulmonary hypertension, and other problems resulting from mothers exposed to Paxil or other SSRI antidepressants during pregnancy. The side effects of these drugs can be quite serious, and in some cases death. When a child is injured, it can give rise to a lawsuit against the pharmaceutical company and drug manufacturer. Often times, these drug lawsuits result in significant settlements.
Paxil, is in a class of medication known as serotonin re-uptake inhibitors, or SSRI’s, and is used to treat depression. However, even though it is known to be an effective drug in treating this medical condition, in recent years there have been a number of studies that reported severe side effects that users, particular pregnant women, have been affected by. In fact, in 2005 the FDA issued a warning that patients who took Paxil were at an increased risk of birth defects, especially heart defects, with the highest risk group being women taking Paxil during the first trimester of pregnancy.
Birth defects are in fact one of the most dangerous side effects of Paxil and other SSRI antidepressants, including Zoloft, Lexapro and Prozac. A woman who is pregnant should speak to her doctor about continuing to take the prescribed medication as well as be aware of all of the warning signs. Symptoms such as anxiety, anger, impulsive speech, and headaches are all important symptoms a pregnant woman should look out for when taking Paxil or SSRI antidepressants.
Recent studies have shown that Paxil did increase the risk of general birth defects by 50%. In addition, it was found that mothers who took the drug after 20 weeks of pregnancy were six times more likely to give birth to a child with persistent pulmonary hypertension (PPHN). Other serious side effects associated with Paxil during pregnancy include premature births, abdominal all defects, brain injury, and lack of oxygen in the baby’s blood. Children who suffer birth defect injuries after a mother was taking Paxil or any other type of SSRI prescribed drug do have legal rights and parents may have a possible lawsuit against the pharmaceutical company and drug manufacturer on behalf of their newborn. In fact, due to GlaxoSmithKline’s, the manufacture of Paxil, failure to warn individuals of the defective nature of the drug, may be held liable for those whose children suffer birth injuries.
If your child suffers from birth defects, including pulmonary hypertension, after taking Paxil or other SSRI antidepressants, there may be legal ground to pursue a Michigan Paxil lawsuit.
There are strict statutes of limitations for filing a dangerous drug lawsuit. If you miss a deadline your case will be lost forever. It is important when choosing your lawyer for your birth defects Paxil case that you choose an attorney that has significant experience in representing patients injured or harmed by a dangerous drug. We work directly with national law firms to win the best settlement for our clients.
We will represent you in your Michigan dangerous drug Paxil case under our No Fee Promise. This means that you will not be charged any legal fees whatsoever unless we obtain a settlement or recovery for you. You have absolutely no obligation for legal fees unless we win your case. If we do not obtain a settlement for you, you owe us nothing!
It is important that pregnant women and their physicians are fully aware of the potential association between Paxil SSRI and birth defects, as well as other side effects. Call our top rated Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. legal team now at (800) 606-1717 if you were taking Paxil or any other type of SSRI antidepressants, including Zoloft, Lexapro and Prozac and your child suffers from birth defects.
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