Paxil birth defects

February 15, 2011 @ 04:02 PM -- by

As a Corpus Christi Paxil birth defects lawyer, I am very interested in the ongoing litigation. Paxil, an antidepressant, has been linked to a higher risk of birth defects in the infants and children of women who have taken the drug while they were pregnant. The Food and Drug Administration warned in 2005 that women who take the antidepressant while they are pregnant are twice as likely to have kids with major birth defects as those women who are taking various other antidepressants.

The children’s heart malformations which have been reported in the two studies have ranged from minor to very severe defects. Some of these defects have required surgery to repair. Most of the time, these heart defects were atrial and ventricular septal defects. This is essentially holes which are found in the walls of the heart’s chambers.

To date, many hundreds of plaintiffs have filed lawsuits in order to recover damages for these terrible injuries to their children. These are some of the heart defects I am investigating at this time:

Double Aortic Arch

Double Inlet Left Ventricle

Double Outlet Right Ventricle

Hypoplastic Left Heart (HLHS)

Pulmonary Atresia

Tricuspic Atresia

Pulmonary Stenosis

Transposition of the Great Vessels

Ventricular Septal Defect

Coarctation of the Aorta

Atrial Septal Defect

Interruption of the Aorta

Tetralogy of Fallot

Persistent Truncus Arteriosus

Additionally, some children of mothers who took the drug have been born with various severe withdrawal symptoms from the drug.

Contact Corpus Christidangerous drug lawyerScott Nelson if your child has suffered any of these problems and you need help.