Paxil (paroxetine) is an antidepressant commonly use to treat major depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety, posttraumatic stress disorder, generalized anxiety disorder and vasomotor symptoms associated with menopause. Produced by the multinational pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline since 2000, Paxil has recently been linked to an increased risk of birth defects in the children of women who take this medication during pregnancy.
On average, the use of Paxil during pregnancy is associated with approximately a 1.5-1.7-fold increase in congenital birth defects, especially heart defects.
Paxil-related defects may include:
- Cardiovascular Malformations,
- Primarily Ventricular Defects (VSDs)
- Atrial Septal Defects (ASDs)
- Anal Atresia
- Neural Tube Defects
- Club Foot
If your child was born with these or other birth defects after taking Paxil while pregnant, Chenkin Law Firm is on your side. We know how expensive caring for these and other conditions can be. We will fight by your side to help you hold this negligent pharmaceutical company responsible for its actions. And we have already witnessed many families dealing with this situation successfully get the compensation they need and deserve.
Contact our offices at (800) 721-7472 to schedule a free consultation with an experienced and compassionate attorney.