SSRI antidepressant drug Paxil has reportedly been linked to an increased risk of cardiac birth defects when taken by pregnant women. In 2005, the FDA warned that women taking this drug during pregnancy were twice as likely to deliver children with certain Paxil birth defects, specifically atrial septal defects (ASD) and ventricular septal defects (VSD). Further research has suggested that SSRI drugs like Paxil may also be linked to a number of other SSRI birth defects affecting the heart, including transposition of the great arteries and hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Because the manufacturer failed to warn patients of these risks, women who took this SSRI during pregnancy and delivered a child with Paxil birth defects may have legal recourse.
If your child was born with Paxil birth defects following use of the drug during your pregnancy, you may be able to seek financial compensation for your child's injuries. Complete our free case review form today to find out if you can file a lawsuit for your child’s Paxil birth defects.
The FDA released a public health advisory in December of 2005 revealing that women taking Paxil (generic: paroxetine) during the first trimester of pregnancy may have an increased risk of delivering a child with cardiac birth defects. The agency also announced that, due to the potential risk of Paxil birth defects, the drug would be moved to pregnancy category D, indicating that human research suggests that the drug poses a risk to a fetus. These decisions were based on the agency’s analysis of two studies, which revealed that most of the observed Paxil cardiac defects were atrial septal defects or ventricular septal defects.
While the FDA has associated Paxil use during pregnancy with holes in the heart, studies have linked the use of SSRI drugs, a class of antidepressants which includes Paxil, during pregnancy to a number of other cardiac malformations. In light of this information, our Paxil birth defect attorneys would also like to hear from women who took this drug during pregnancy and delivered children with any of the following birth defects:
Did you take Paxil during pregnancy and deliver a child with any of these conditions? If so, complete our no cost, no obligation form for a no cost, no obligation review of your Paxil birth defects claim.
Several Paxil birth defects lawsuits have already been filed against the manufacturer, alleging that the company failed to warn patients and doctors about this potential risk. If you took this drug during pregnancy and delivered a child with Paxil birth defects, you may be able to participate in a similar legal action. Those considering filing a Paxil birth defects lawsuit are advised to act quickly, however, as there is a time limit for filing all injury cases. Fill out our free case review form today and our Paxil birth defects attorneys will evaluate your claim, at no cost to you.