Paxil Lawsuit

Paxil: A Selective Serotonin Reputake Inhibitor

The drug Paxil is an antidepressant, which is grouped into a category of drugs known as Selective Serotonin Reputake Inhibitors (SSRIs). A study was published in May of 2005 in the Journal of the American Medical Association that found in over 80,000 pregnant women in the U.S. are prescribed SSRIs, with Paxil being in the top two. This statistic comes as a shock because Paxil is linked with a higher potential for having a newborn with congenital Paxil birth defects. As a result, individuals who have had children adversely affected by Paxil are retribution through Paxil lawsuits.

Paxil Birth Defects

Researchers in Denmark performed a study in 2005 that found women who were prescribed Paxil or other SSRI drugs during early pregnancy faced a 60% higher risk for having a newborn with a congenital birth defect. These birth defects include abdominal defects, cranial defects, and several different types heart defects including the following:

  • Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS)
  • Pulmonary Atresia
  • Tricuspic Atresia
  • Transposition of the Great Vessels
  • Atrial Septal Defect (hole in the heart)
  • Ventricular Septal Defect (hole in the heart)
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Double Outlet Right Ventricle
  • Truncus Arteriosus
  • Double Inlet Left Ventricle
  • Double Aortic Arch

Persistent pulmonary hypertenision (PPHN) is an additional congenital birth defect that has been affecting newborns exposed to Paxil. PPHN is a condition that causes the blood pressure in the lungs to be higher than normal, which causes a low amount of oxygen to be present in the rest of the body’s bloodstream.

Am I Eligible for a Paxil Lawsuit?

If you took Paxil during pregnancy, and your child was born with a congenital heart, lung or other birth defect, it is encouraged that you contact a Chaffin Luhana Paxil lawyer immediately. Please call 1-888-480-1123 for a free and confidential Paxil lawsuit review today. A Chaffin Luhana Paxil lawyer is here to help with a potential Paxil settlement.