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With more than a million people residing in the two states, residents of Kentucky and Tennessee are exposed to a multitude of potential accidents. Freeways, highways, and city streets pose a daily threat to residents. As the traffic grows so do the number of motor vehicle accidents.
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Paxil® is a member of the family of drugs known as selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors, manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline. Paxil® (Paroxetine) and used to treat anxiety and depression disorders. medical studies confirm SSRIs can lead to heart, lung, cranial, abdominal and many other birth defects if taken while pregnant.
Known Birth Defects Caused By Paxil®
Patients who have taken Paxil are exposed to serious risks that may not have been adequately represented when Paxil was prescribed. These risks include:
|• Severe birth injuries and birth defects||• Being born with a heart defect||• Heart Defects||• Heart Valve Damage|
|• Hole in Heart||• Coarctation of the Aorta||• Heart Murmurs||• Autism|
|• Atrial Septal Defect (ASD)||• Ventrical Septal Defect (VSD)||• Hypoplasty||• Craniosynostosis|
|• Hypoplastic Left Heart (HLHS)||• Anencephaly||• Tricuspid Atresia||• Club Foot|
|• Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension (PPH)||• Anal Atresia||• Lung Defects||• Spinal Defects|
|• Cranial Defects||• Abdominal Birth Defects||• Neural Tube Defects||• Pulmonary Atresia|
|• Pulmonary Valve Stenosis||• Cleft Palate / Lip||• Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF)||• Omphalocele|
|• Ebstein’s Anomaly||• Transportation of the Great Arteries Transposition|
|• (TGA)/Transposition of the Great Vessels||• Other Birth Defects|
It has been learned that GlaxoSmithKline may have hidden dangerous facts about this Paxil and GlaxoSmithKline allegedly misrepresented data on prescribing Paxil to children. If you believe you or your child have been injured as a result of Paxil, you should speak with our Hughes & Coleman Paxil Lawyers.
The safety of Paxil® has been questioned over the years. Paxil® did not have FDA approval for patients under the age of 18 did not occur, and now GlaxoSmithKline is faced with a number of lawsuits from the parents of these children.
Studies have shown that pregnant women taking Paxil® in the first trimester increases the risk of birth defects in the unborn child. The FDA has released a warning stating the risk of birth defects can be double the normal rate. Paxil® can cause a baby to be born with holes in the heart chambers, known as atrial and ventricular septal defects.
As a result of this study, Paxil's manufacturer, GlaxoSmithKline ("GSK") was forced to update Paxil's warning labels. The FDA asked GSK to also update Paxil's pregnancy category from C to D. This is a stronger warning and means studies of the drug have demonstrated a significant risk to a woman's baby.
Our Drug Injury Lawyers Can Help
If you or someone you know has been affected by a drug injury, Hughes & Coleman wants to help. We help people nationwide get the compensation they deserve. Call 800-800-5200 or fill out a free consultation form today.