We have been investigating Paxil cases nationwide since 2006. We are fearful many mothers do not realize they have given birth to children who have life threatening birth defects and it is related to their use of Paxil during pregnancy.
Washington, DC (PRWEB) December 16, 2009
Bloomberg news reported yesterday that GlaxoSmithKline, the manufacturer of Paxil has paid almost $1 billion to resolve lawsuits over Paxil since it came on the market in 1993. GlaxoSmithKline, the largest U.K. drug maker has paid approximately $390 million for suicides and attempted suicides and another $200 million for birth defect and Addiction cases.
Ennis & Ennis, P.A. will continue to investigate and offer free nationwide consultations for users of Paxil who have committed Suicide, Attempted Suicide, Addiction issues and women who have taken Paxil during the first trimester of pregnancy who have given birth to children with Birth Defects. Paxil users can call the firms toll free number at 1-800-856-6405 or go to the Paxil website at http://www.paxilside-effects.com. Any users who have suffered these side effects are advised to go to http://www.fda.gov and fill out a MedWatch form. Attorney David Ennis does not recommend discontinuing use of Paxil unless first consulting with your physician.
Paxil was first introduced into the market in 1993. It is an antidepressant commonly used for the treatment of depression and anxiety. In 2005 the FDA issued a public advisory letter (http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/2005/ucm108527.htm) warning that Paxil showed an increased risk of birth defects, in particular heart defects, in newborns where their mothers took Paxil during the first trimester of pregnancy. Some of these defects include Septal defects-including Atrial and Ventricular. On top of the risk of Septal defects is the risk of persistent hypertension . A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine (http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/full/354/6/579) concluded that the rate of PPHN in babies whose mother used an SSRI, like Paxil was six fold over those babies whose mothers did not take an antidepressant.
Attorney David Ennis states, "We have been investigating Paxil cases nationwide since 2006. We are fearful many mothers do not realize they have given birth to children who have life threatening birth defects and it is related to their use of Paxil during pregnancy. Many states statute of limitations have not run yet on these claims due to the fact in many states the statute does not start until the minor reaches 18 years of age".
On October 13, 2009 a Philadelphia jury (Kilker vs. GlaxoSmithKline Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas case no. 001813) found the drugmaker should pay $2.5 million to a family of a 3 year old boy born with a heart defect after his mother took Paxil while pregnant.
If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of Paxil side effects such as birth defects, suicide or addiction you may be entitled to compensation. Contact the Paxil Birth Defects Lawyers of Ennis & Ennis, P.A. today for a free, confidential, case evaluation by visiting the website http://www.paxilside-effects.com or calling toll-free 1-800-856-6405.
About Ennis & Ennis, P.A. Lawyers:
Ennis & Ennis, P.A. is a national mass tort law firm with offices in Fort Lauderdale, Fl., Miami, Fl. and Washington, D.C, The lawyers at Ennis & Ennis have recovered over $100 million in a wide range of mass tort and personal injury settlements including: Vioxx, Zyprexa, Tequin, ReNu, Medtronic Pacemakers and Defibrillators, Guidant Pacemakers and Defibrillators, Celebrex, Bextra, Stevens Johnson Syndrome related cases, Ortho Evra Birth Control Patch and others. The firm is currently investigating claims related to: Yaz Side Effects, Yasmin, Ocella, Accutane, Avandia, Fosamax, Reglan, Paxil, Plavix, Zimmer, Stryker, Smith & Nephew and Ethex. To find out more you can go to http://www.ennislaw.com or call our toll free number at 1-800-856-6405.
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