We are SSRI antidepressants cases, including Pradaxa, Zoloft, Lexapro and Prozac for women that took an SSRI during their pregnancy resulting in their child being born with a birth defect.
SSRI’s, also known as serotonin re-uptake inhibitors, are drugs used to treat patients who suffer from depression. Some of the most popular well known SSRI’s include Paxil, Zoloft, Lexapro, and Prozac. Although these drugs have proven to effectively treat depression, reports are proving that SSRI’s, particularly Paxil, has several side effects that can be quite dangerous to a pregnant woman taking the medication and her newborn child, causing the child to suffer from severe birth defects.
Children who have suffered birth defects, including pulmonary hypertension or other problems resulting from mothers exposed to Paxil or other SSRI antidepressants during pregnancy may have means for a SSRI drug lawsuit against the pharmaceutical company or drug manufacturer that produces the antidepressant drug. In fact, in recent years the FDA has issued a warning that women who took Paxil were at an increased risk of birth defects, particularly heart defects. Despite all of these warning, manufacturers of SSRI drugs, including GlaxoSmithKline, the drug manufacturer of Paxil, failed to warn individuals of the defective nature of the drug, therefore may be held liable for those children who do suffer from birth defects.
At the dangerous drug law firm of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. our Michigan Paxil SSRI lawyers represent parents of children who suffer from birth defects after the mother was taking the prescribed medication during pregnancy. This drug has proven to be quit dangerous as far as side effects mothers and their newborn children have experienced, and parents of children injured should contact an experienced attorney immediately to determine if their injury was a direct result of the medication, and if they have means to file a SSRI antidepressant Paxil drug lawsuit.
Paxil Side Effects
As with every drug or medication, there are side effects that may result. However, Paxil has been associated with a number of common and dangerous side effects. They include:
- Birth Defects to Child
- Pulmonary Hypertension
- Brain Injury to Child
- Lack of Oxygen in baby’s blood
Filing a Michigan SSRI Antidepressant Drug Paxil Lawsuits
Lawsuits for dangerous drug injuries such as birth defects to newborn are complex legal matters. It is important when filing a Michigan SSRI antidepressant drug Paxil lawsuit, that you hire an experienced attorney who specializes in these types of cases. Hiring an attorney who does not have experience in representing injured children and their mothers against the big pharmaceutical and drug manufacturer companies can be the difference between a fair settlement or no settlement at all.
Contact a Michigan Paxil Lawyer For Your SSRI Antidepressant Drug Lawsuit
If you were taking Paxil or any other type of SSRI antidepressant drug while pregnant and your child suffers from severe birth defects or injuries, call our top rated Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. dangerous drug attorneys now at (800) 606-1717. We will discuss your SSRI antidepressant drug Paxil lawsuit and begin working on the case immediately, gathering all the medical records and evidence to prove and win your case. Call today for your free consultation!