A Louisiana woman has filed suit against GSK, the manufacturer of the anti-depressant drug Paxil, after discovering it could be the cause of her child's birth defects.Read More
Eleven percent of American women are on antidepressants, such as Paxil. Use by pregnant women has risen a lot, even though Paxil has been linked to birth defects. The unborn babies of women who take it may be at risk of heart malformations, and other birth defects.Read More
While no settlement can adequately compensate for a life altering birth defect caused by Paxil, the average settlement in a Paxil birth defect lawsuit appears to be more than $1.2 million for each family involved. The Newark Star-Ledger noted in July that Paxil manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline (Glaxo) has set up a trust of around $2.4 billion to cover litigation and settlement costs.Read More
Recent studies have linked the use of SSRI antidepressant drugs like Prozac during pregnancy with serious birth defects such as lung and heart defects, facial and cranial defects, defects of the brain and spine as well as abdominal defects and club foot.
Prozac is a popular antidepressant drug taken by nearly 40 million people since it was released in 1986. Many of these were expectant mothers who were not warned of the risk of birth defects. As a result, experts fear that thousands or more children could have been affected.
Researchers are still uncovering the effects of taking SSRI antidepressant drugs like Prozac during pregnancy. Therefore, many families with a child suffering from a birth defect may not even know that a drug may be the cause.
If you took Prozac during pregnancy and gave birth to a child with a birth defect, it is important to speak with a qualified lawyer as soon as possible about your legal options. You and your child may be entitled to substantial compensation.
A Prozac lawsuit can help your child get the best medical treatment and provide comfort as they deal with their condition growing older. It can also help with the lost time, wages, pain and suffering that your family has experienced.
Contact us today for more information. The time to file a claim is limited.
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Prozac was released by Eli Lilly in 1986 and has become one of the most popular antidepressant medications in the world. It is estimated that more than 40 million people have taken the drug.
Prozac has proven effective at treating depression, Bulimia, Bi-polar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, and certain premenstrual disorders. Unfortunately, researchers have linked the use of SSRI antidepressants like Prozac during pregnancy to serious birth defects.
Some of the birth defects related to Prozac include:
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), New England Journal of Medicine, Boston University, University of California at San Diego, National Birth Defects Prevention Study of Infants, University of Ulm and Aarhus University in Denmark have all warned that antidepressant drugs like Prozac can cause serious birth defects.
If you took Prozac during pregnancy and your child has suffered any of these birth defects please contact us immediately to learn your legal options. You may eligible for substantial financial compensation to help with their condition.
Lawyers with the Prozac Litigation Group are currently filing lawsuits on behalf of those injured by the drug and can explain what compensation is available to your family. Time to file a claim, however, is limited.