You should contact a Paxil attorney or another type of product liability attorney if you or someone you love has experienced any adverse effects from taking this popular prescription medication.
What Is Paxil?
Paroxetine (Paxil), manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline, is a prescription medication used to treat depression, anxiety, panic attacks, post traumatic stress, obsessive compulsive disorder, and other conditions.
It belongs to a class of medications called SSRI's (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) that work by interacting with the chemicals in the brain that contribute to depression, anxiety, and other conditions.
Paxil and other SSRI's have been linked to an increased risk of suicide for depressed patients, particularly when used by children and teens.
As a result, the Food and Drug Administration recommended that the drug not be prescribed for children under the age of 18.
In addition, Paxil is linked to birth defects in newborns including heart defects and a serious condition called PPHN (persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn). Subsequently, Glaxo warned that Paxil should not be used by pregnant women.
The Paxil Lawsuit
Due to the potential health risks that can result from taking Paxil, a class action suit was filed in California against Glaxo, claiming inadequate warnings regarding adverse side effects.
Similarly, a jury in Wyoming found that Paxil was to blame for a combination murder and suicide in Wyoming when a man killed his family then himself.
To date, the United States Food and Drug Administration has not issued a recall or any explicit warnings regarding the risk of adverse side effects. In contrast, countries such as England have issued strict warnings regarding Paxil use in children, teens, and young adults.
These reasons, and more, are the basis for the Paxil class action lawsuit. For the full details, read more about the Paxil lawsuit.
If you or someone you love has been harmed by Paxil, or you suspect that Paxil may have caused harm to you or your loved ones, you may have a case. To find an attorney, do a Google search to find local Paxil lawyers in your area.
Often, attorneys will specifically advertise their role in the Paxil class-action lawsuit in order to attract clients and record their experiences.
In other cases, a big national law firm handles a large class-action lawsuit. Such firms will often advertise nationally in order to solicit the experiences of anyone who may have been harmed by Paxil.