Paxil was released onto the market in the United States in December 1992 as an antidepressant or selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI). It was the third SSRI drug to be released in the United States since Prozac was approved in 1988.
In addition to being linked to irritability, aggression and suicidal thoughts and behaviors, Paxil has been shown to cause birth defects in children whose mothers took the drug, particularly in the first trimester.
In December 2005, the FDA issued a warning to health care providers about the potential risk to unborn children. Studies had indicated that taking the drug during pregnancy, especially in the first trimester, decreased levels of oxygen in the baby’s blood. Due to insufficient oxygen, a wide range of birth defects can occur, including dangerous complications and even death of the child.
Following this warning, the FDA requested that GlaxoSmithKline update its pregnancy categorization of Paxil to warn that it posed a risk to a fetus if ingested during pregnancy. While the company complied and updated its labeling and marketing of the product, cases continue to surface of babies and children whose mothers were not made aware of the dangers and now suffer life-altering defects and health complications.
Paxil Lawyers — Leading The Way In Paxil Lawsuits And Litigation
At Lee Murphy Law Firm, our attorneys are committed to fighting on behalf of individuals who should have been protected by drug companies from the potential danger and harm caused by the medications they trusted. We have the experience to face the drug companies and fight for a successful outcome.
We 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 handle these cases on an individual basis, meaning you are not a part of a class action. In handling our claims like this, we are able to represent you as an individual and fight for the injuries that you have personally suffered. Your injuries are not the same as another person, nor should they be treated as such.
Our drug lawyers represent clients throughout the United States, including Houston, Texas, and New York and California.