Georgia Paxil Birth Defects Lawyer
The popular SSRI antidepressant drug Paxil®, or “paroxetine” by its generic name, has been linked to severe birth defects.
At the Atlanta and Columbus, Georgia law offices of Pope, McGlamry, Kilpatrick, Morrison & Norwood, our experienced product liability lawyers are currently investigating claims involving Paxil. During the firm’s 40-year history, we have an array of cases involving defective or dangerous pharmaceuticals.
If you or a loved one have taken Paxil or paroxetine while pregnant and given birth to a child with a congenital birth defect, contact a Georgia Paxil birth defects lawyer immediately; complete the form at the bottom of this page or call us (Atlanta – 877-285-7656 / Columbus – 877-265-7656) today to discuss your claim.
Paxil Birth Defects
Studies have concluded that the use of SSRIs in the first trimester of pregnancy increase the risk of cardiac defects in babies by 60%. Also, studies have shown a 40% increased risk of premature birth. Several studies conducted in the U.S. and Sweden point to an increased risk of Paxil cardiac birth defects in babies whose mothers use the popular antidepressant during pregnancy. According to the findings, women who were taking Paxil during their first trimester were one and a half to two times more likely to have a baby with a heart defect than women who were taking other antidepressants or not taking any antidepressant.
A later study found that women who took Paxil in or after their second trimester were six times more likely to have a baby with a rare birth defect known as persistent pulmonary hypertension, or PPHN.
Paxil has been linked to the following serious birth defects:
- Heart malformations / congenital heart defects/(VSD)(ASD)
- Persistent pulmonary hypertension (PPHN)
- Abdominal defects (Omphalocele)
- Cranial defects (Craniosynostosis)
In July 2010, rather than go to trial, Paxil’s maker GlaxoSmithKline agreed to pay in excess of $1 billion to settle hundreds of lawsuits over birth defect claims. But who knows how many other families have suffered.
These settlements came four years after the Food & Drug Administration instructed all antidepressant makers to revise their labels to include the risk these drugs pose to expectant mothers and their babies.
To discuss your potential Paxil lawsuit, contact our Atlanta and Columbus, Georgia Paxil birth defect lawyers today. Our trial-tested attorneys can help you obtain the compensation to which you are entitled.
Contact a Georgia Paxil Birth Defects Lawyer
If your or a loved one have taken Paxil, or its generic counterpart paroxetine, while pregnant and have given birth to a child with a congenital birth defect, you contact Pope, McGlamry, Kilpatrick, Morrison & Norwood today. With offices in Atlanta and Columbus, Georgia, our Paxil birth defect lawyers can help you obtain the compensation to which you are entitled.
To schedule a free consultation, complete the form on the right or call us (Atlanta – 877-285-7656 / Columbus – 877-265-7656) today.
To discuss your Paxil birth defects claim, contact a Georgia Paxil lawyer today.
Disclaimer: All use of the Paxil mark is for informational and product identification purposes only. This post should not be taken as either medical or legal advice, but instead should act as a resource in providing general information that may be useful to the general public. Pope, McGlamry, Kilpatrick, Morrison & Norwood, P.C. is not affiliated with the drug manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline or its distributors.