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Illinois Paxil Lawsuit


PaxilBirth defects caused by GlaxoSmithKline’s controversial antidepressant Paxil (generic: paroxetine) are highly traumatic, both for the affected child and for the parents and other family members. Over the past several years, it has come to the public’s attention that Paxil can cause heart and lung defects, persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN), autism, spina bifida, cleft lip / cleft palate, and many other birth injuries. Contact our Illinois Paxil Lawyers today if you’re an Illinois mother who gave birth to a child with one of these problems after you took Paxil while pregnant.

Free Illinois Paxil Lawsuit Evaluation: If your child or other loved one has been injured by Paxil, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.

What’s the Problem with Paxil?

Paxil belongs to a class of antidepressants known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), which have recently been linked to the following congenital birth defects:

  • Atrial Septal Defects
  • Ventricular Septal Defects
  • Ebstein’s Anomaly
  • Mitral Valve Defects
  • Transposition of the Great Arteries
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS)
  • Hypoplastic Right Heart Syndrome (HRHS)
  • Tricuspid Valve Stenosis
  • Tricuspid Atresia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA)
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Truncus Arteriosus
  • Heart Murmur
  • Pulmonary Stenosis
  • Pulmonary Atresia
  • Gastroschisis – abdominal wall defect
  • Esophageal Stenosis
  • Esophageal Atresia
  • Clubfoot
  • Anal Atresia
  • Spina Bifida
  • Heart Malformations
  • Neural Tube Defects
  • Hypoplasia
  • Hydranencephaly
  • Anencephaly
  • Hand Deformations
  • Cleft Lip
  • Cleft Palate
  • Fetal Death
  • Growth Restriction
  • Iniencephaly
  • Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn (PPHN)
  • Craniosynostosis
  • Hypospadias
  • Mental Retardation
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Omphalocele
  • Encephalocele
  • Down’s Syndrome
  • Dandy Walker Syndrome
  • Undescended Testicles
  • Cloacal Exstrophy
  • Hydronephrosis

Due to the large number of children born with these types of defects, it has become increasingly obvious that GSK downplayed the known risks associated with Paxil use during pregnancy in an attempt to put profits ahead of public safety. As a result, an Illinois Paxil Lawsuit may be an option for residents of Illinois whose children were born with any of the above-listed conditions after the mother took Paxil during pregnancy. To see if you may be entitled to compensation for your child’s injuries, fill out the contact form at the bottom of this page or call (866) 588-0600 to speak with one of our representatives.

Do I Have an Illinois Paxil Lawsuit?

The Product Liability & Defective Drug Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Paxil lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new Paxil lawsuits in Illinois and all 50 states.

Free Illinois Paxil Lawsuit Evaluation: Again, if your child or other loved one has been injured by Paxil, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.

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