Paxil Lawyer

When you take a medication that is supposed to help you find hope and to regain happiness, you expect it to do just that. But many people who have been prescribed the drug Paxil found themselves in a worse situation than before beginning the treatment regimen.

According to critics, these situations may have been avoided had the manufacturer of the drug been forthcoming about all of the risks and potential side effects associated with taking Paxil. Now, Paxil faces a number of lawsuits and a host of angry patients. If you are such a patient, you should contact a Paxil lawyer today.

Warnings Issued by Paxil’s Manufacturer

GlaxoSmithKline released Paxil (pareoxetine hydrochloride) to the public in 1992. It is one of a class of drugs known as Selective Seratonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs). It is said to work by increasing the amount of serotonin in the brain.

Because serotonin is associated with feelings of well-being and is thought to be deficient in those who suffer from depression and other similar mental health conditions, Paxil is most often prescribed to those who suffer from such potentially debilitating health issues.

Since its release, however, the maker of Paxil has been met with numerous complaints about extremely serious side effects. These side effects have been linked to a number of deaths and other frightening consequences including, but not limited to:

  • An increase in violent behavior
  • Withdrawal symptoms
  • Birth defects
  • An increase in suicidal thoughts
  • Worsening of depressive and anxiety symptoms
  • Ineffective use in children

Research on SSRIs like Paxil is limited and much of what’s known about the drug has only been gathered as patients have experienced these negative consequences of treatment involving Paxil.

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recognized some of these side effects and issued warnings in regards to increased instances of birth defects, increased suicidal thoughts, and the increase in violent behaviors among those who take Paxil. They’ve repeatedly warned physicians to be vigilant in prescribing the drug and informing their patients of the side effects.

A Paxil Lawyer Can Help

As the number of tragic birth defects and suicide attempts while on Paxil have increased, so has the number of legal problems for GlaxoSmithKline. They have faced numerous lawsuits claiming that they were less than forthcoming about the risks and allegations have surfaced that they may have suppressed research that would’ve made those risks apparent.

This is true among cases involving pregnant women who have given birth to babies with birth defects, parents of young children who suffered adverse effects from the drugs, and adults who weren’t made completely aware of the dangers of Paxil before beginning their treatment regimen. To best determine if this applies to your situation, or that of your child, you should consult with an attorney who has litigated civil dangerous drugs cases.

If you or someone you love experienced negative side effects while on Paxil, you could be entitled to legal compensation. Our firm can help you find a Paxil attorney who has litigated numerous dangerous drugs cases.