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Paxil Lawsuit Attorneys in St. Louis

Missouri Paxil Side Effects Litigation Lawyers


Paxil®, marketed by SmithKline Beecham (dba GlaxoSmithKline), entered the market in the United States in December of 1992. Paxil® has the generic name of paroxetine hydrochloride and is prescribed in order to treat mental depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and panic and anxiety disorders.

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Depression can be an extremely debilitating problem that affects millions of people across the country, resulting in feelings of great sadness and a sense of worthlessness and hopelessness. Some studies have indicated that depression may be caused by an imbalance of the neurotransmitter brain chemical known as serotonin. Paxil® is designed to enhance the use of serotonin in the brain to improve the sending of nerve impulses, in the hopes of treating symptoms of depression.

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The antidepressant drug Paxil® has been the target of litigation for a variety of injuries including acts of violence, suicide, and serious withdrawal symptoms. When birth defects were discovered to be a Paxil® side effect, Paxil® lawsuits were filed for those injuries as well.

The FDA has publicly stated that Paxil® use during pregnancy “increases the risk for birth defects, particularly heart defects… Health care professionals should consider discontinuing Paxil® (and switching to another antidepressant if indicated) in these patients… The early results of two studies showed that women who took Paxil® during the first three months of pregnancy were about one and a half to two times as likely to have a baby with a heart defect.”

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Litigation with respect to Paxil® is ongoing. Drug maker GlaxoSmithKline has agreed to settle almost 200 cases in which plaintiffs allege the use of the antidepressant Paxil® caused birth defects.

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We believe that if you or someone you love have suffered from a side effect or been injured by Paxil® you should be fairly compensated for your damages. Men, women, children and their families have had life-changing experiences as a result of these injuries. Damages can include:

  • Pain and Suffering
  • Permanent injuries
  • Medical bills
  • Loss in the Quality of Life
  • Potential Risk of Future Medical Complications
  • Increased Health Insurance Costs
  • Lost Wages

Due to both the alleged acts and failure to act on the part of the large drug companies that manufacture Paxil® many people who have suffered side effects were unaware that there were these risks. The Roberts Law Firm, P. C. would like to assist you in pursuing compensation for your injury or the injury of a loved one. We are currently evaluating claims on behalf of those who were prescribed Paxil® and who may have suffered injury. We are representing injured parties on a contingent fee basis which means that there are no legal fees owed unless you are awarded compensation for your injury. For a free, no obligation case review please call 866-585-4570 toll free or fill out our online
contact form and we will contact you to answer any of your questions. If you or a loved one has been injured after using Paxil®, The Roberts Law Firm, P.C. may be able to help.

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