In December 2005, the FDA issued a warning to health care providers about the potential risk posed by Paxil to the children of women who took the drug during pregnancy, particularly in the first trimester. The drug has been shown to cause diminished levels of oxygen in the baby’s blood, which can trigger a wide range of birth defects and dangerous complications.
- Aortic/pulmonary stenosis
- Atrial septal defect
- Enlarged heart or cardiomegaly
- Narrowing of the aorta
- Congenital heart defects and failure
- Conotruncal defects
- Holes in the heart
- Heart murmur
- Double outlet right ventricle (DORV)
- Missing heart valve
- Mitral valve stenosis
- Tetralogy of Fallot
- Transposition of the heart arteries
- Ventricular septal defect
- Water on the heart
These dangerous Paxil complications have been known to even result in death of some children affected by these conditions.
Following the warnings, Paxil’s labels were updated to direct that the drug should only be taken during pregnancy if the potential benefits of use would outweigh the potential risk to the fetus. Before this, however, many women and their unborn children were greatly impacted by the lack of information and education on the potential risks.
If you or a loved one took Paxil during pregnancy, resulting in a birth defect or complications for your child, you may have a claim against GlaxoSmithKline.
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At Lee Murphy Law Firm, our attorneys are national leaders in Paxil litigation, involved in the first jury verdict of this kind. We set the standard, and we continue to work on behalf of clients to achieve justice following birth defects and complications. We have the resources, bandwidth and experience to take on the drug manufacturers and fight for justice for you and your child.
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