Increased risk of heart defects in newborns when taking Paxil during pregnancy.
San Diego, CA (PRWEB) March 06, 2012
The media spotlight is often a double-edged sword. No one knows this better than the family of Lyam Kilker. And yet, gossip and rumor-mongering aside, the real story here is being overlooked according to Sean Burke of AttorneyOne.
On Feb. 24th, 2012, Bloomberg reported that the US judge in federal court in Trenton, New Jersey, ruled (case no. 10-cv- 4809) that GlaxoSmithKline can sell the generic Paxil drug to Apotex Inc. Paxil, since it entered the market in 1992, has been one of the most widely-prescribed antidepressant drugs in the world belonging to a group called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). In January 2012, the British Medical Journal published a study revealing that selective SSRIs, including Paxil, are linked to pulmonary hypertension in newborns (PPHN) of mothers who took them during pregnancy.
In October 2010, a Philadelphia jury (case no. 070201813) ordered GlaxoSmithKline to pay $2.5 million to the family of a 3-year-old boy, Lyam Kilker, who was born with heart defects. According to the lawsuit Michelle David, Lyam Kilker’s mother, contended GlaxoSmithKline officials knew Paxil posed an increased risk of birth defects to pregnant users and hid the information to pump up sales. Lyam was born with two holes in his heart as a result of the drug, his mother said in court papers. According to the lawsuit, Lyam underwent multiple surgeries within six months of his birth.
AttorneyOne.com, a recognized authority on law, can provide helpful advice and simple solutions including how to get in contact with legal counsel so that, in case of Paxil Side Effects, someone can easily and inexpensively deal with it. As Mr. Burke, director of Media Relations for AttorneyOne.com, added, “What all this information really illustrates is that threat of severe birth defects from Paxil remains. For that reason, our focus should squarely fall on getting the word out and assisting people in finding the right legal assistance.”
In December 2005, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned of an increased risk of heart defects in newborns when taking Paxil during pregnancy. In 2006 a new warning was issued by the FDA alerting women that those taking SSRIs were six times more likely to deliver babies with persistent pulmonary hypertension.
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