Pharmaceutical Litigation Attorneys Serving Missouri and Illinois

Paxil was developed by GlaxoSmithKline for the treatment of depression. Evidence has emerged that links the use of Paxil to birth defects.

The FDA has warned that Paxil use during pregnancy “increases the risk for birth defects, particularly heart defects…The early results of two studies showed that women who took Paxil during the first three months of pregnancy were about one and a half to two times as likely to have a baby with a heart defect.”

The FDA has specifically warned that children born to mothers who were taking Paxil during pregnancy were at an increased risk of atrial septal defects (ASD) and ventral septal defects (VSD), holes in the walls of the heart, and persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN), a circulatory condition that can lead to respiratory failure shortly after birth.

GlaxoSmithKline has paid out over $1 billion to settle more than 800 Paxil lawsuits. However, they continue to market and sell Paxil to the public. If you took Paxil during your pregnancy and your baby was born with birth defects, you should peak with an experienced personal injury lawyer. You may be entitled to compensation.

Devereaux, Stokes, Fernandez & Leonard is a law firm that helps injured people obtain compensation for their losses. We have extensive experience in cases involving dangerous and defective drugs and other acts of negligence. If we discover that your injuries are caused by or related to your use of Paxil, our firm will seek full compensation for you.

Contact our firm today for a free, no obligation consultation.

Paxil Birth Effects

The possible birth defects associated with Paxil include:

  • Persistent pulmonary hypertension (PPHN)
  • Hypoplastic left heart (HLHS)
  • Pulmonary atresia
  • Tricuspic atresia
  • Transposition of the great vessels
  • Pulmonary stenosis
  • Atrial or ventricular septal defect (hole in the heart)
  • Coarctation of the aorta
  • Tetralogy of fallot
  • Double outlet right ventricle
  • Persistent truncus arteriosus
  • Interruption of the aorta
  • Double inlet left ventricle
  • Double aortic arch

Obtaining Maximum Compensation

Our pharmaceutical litigation attorneys will work diligently to build a strong and persuasive case for you. Working with experts in medicine and pharmaceutical products development, we will seek to establish a causal link between Paxil and the adverse effects you have experienced. Our firm will also calculate the full value of your economic and non-economic losses for inclusion in your claim. Devereaux, Stokes, Fernandez & Leonard will stand up for you, working tirelessly to help you obtain maximum compensation.

Get Legal Help Today

Contact Devereaux, Stokes, Fernandez & Leonard in St. Louis, Missouri, for a free consultation with a Paxil lawyer.

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