Paxil birth defects (part 3)

February 17, 2011 @ 10:50 AM -- by

Since I serve as a Corpus Christi Paxil birth defects lawyer, I am very interested in the lawsuits occurring around the nation because of these birth defects. Drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is currently defending over 600 Paxil lawsuits which have been filed by families whose children were born with these birth defects. Paxil lawyers helping these people have found evidence that GSK might have intentionally hid information dealing with the causal link between Paxil and birth defects from the Food & Drug Administration. To date, there have been no plans announced to recall the drug because of he link with these birth defects. GSK has settled nearly 200 of these cases dealing with the birth defects. Most of these cases have asserted that the babies born to mothers taking the drug suffered from heart defects.

One of the major cases, brought on behalf of Lyam Kilker, asserted that Lyam was born with at least three cardiac defects. These cardiac birth defects were a ventricular septal defect, an atrial septal defect, and an interrupted aortic arch.

It is the only case to go to trial. GSK’s attorneys told the jury that there simply was not sufficient evidence to show that the use of Paxil caused Lyam’s birth defects. Evidence was presented by the plaintiffs that GSK about the possibility that Paxil could cause birth defects since the late 1980s. The plaintiffs also allege that GSK did not sufficiently research Paxil both before and after the drug went on the market. The Kilker's family was eventually awarded $2,500,000.00 in compensatory damages by the Philadelphia jury.

Call Corpus Christidangerous drug and pharmaceutical injury lawyer Scott Nelson if your child has suffered any of these Paxil birth defects and you need help.