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Paxil Birth Defects: A Rise in US Lawsuits

Paxil birth defects lawsuits in the US are on the rise. If you took Paxil antidepressants during your pregnancy and your baby is now suffering from severe birth defects as a result, the medical malpractice lawyers at Ketchmark and McCreight, P.C. might be able to help you file a claim.

Recently, the links between severe birth defects and the antidepressants, Paxil, that some women take during pregnancy have risen. If you have any concerns about your baby’s health and if you feel in any way that your baby might have suffered from the Paxil antidepressants you took during pregnancy, contact one of our medical malpractice lawyers without further delay.

What is Paxil?
Paxil is a type of antidepressant, known in the medical world as a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) because it helps the body to grab on to serotonin (a natural bodily endorphin) which in turn helps to lift the spirit of the pregnant female taking the medication.

Paxil is an antidepressant that it quickly becoming one of the most common antidepressants used across the entire world, but recent studies have begun to link the use of Paxil amongst pregnant women to birth defects in their new born babies.

This is why the medical malpractice lawyers at Ketchmark and McCreight, P.C. are on hand to look over your Paxil birth defect claim at any time and lead you through a lawsuit should your claim be strong enough to do so.

What might be the effects of Paxil on an unborn child?
The effects of Paxil on an unborn child if taken during pregnancy can be severe. Sometimes the conditions can be rectified and in the worst case scenario the defect that your child is born with can never be cured.

The medical malpractice lawyers at Ketchmark and McCreight, P.C. have done a lot of research into the subject of Paxil birth defects and we have read information from a variety of recent studies in the area (more information on this below). From our research, we have uncovered that a number of Paxil birth defects claims reveal babies who are now suffering from:

  • Cardiac type defects
  • Ventricular septal defects
  • Atrial septal defects
  • A defect called craniosynostosis, which occurs when the skull does not form correctly and the plates of the skull don’t come together in the correct manner which can lead to additional surgeries and other complications
  • Club foot and other limb abnormalities
  • Persistent pulmonary hypertension, which is a defect resulting in high blood pressure of the lungs in newborns and can sometimes be so serious that it leads to death

What developments and studies have taken place recently concerning Paxil and birth defects?
The medical malpractice lawyers at Ketchmark and McCreight, P.C. have been spending more time focusing on the area of Paxil birth defects lawsuits over the past few years because of the information generated from important studies about the effects of these drugs in pregnant women.

For example, in December 2005, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) began to warn about the increased risks of Paxil birth defects when pregnant women were reported to have taken the drug during the first three months of pregnancy.

In this report, heart defects were, in most cases, atrial and ventricular septal defects. This means that some women who were taking Paxil antidepressants gave birth to babies who holes in the walls of the chambers of their hearts. These defects have been linked to Paxil in some cases.
What’s more, several months after the first FDA warning about the risk of Paxil birth defects, the New England Journal of Medicine ran a study linking Paxil to PPHN (Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn). This study showed that women who used Paxil after week 20 of their pregnancy were six times more likely to have a baby with PPHN compared with those women who hadn’t taken any antidepressants during their pregnancies.

The medical malpractice lawyers who work for Ketchmark and McCreight, P.C. are thoroughly aware of the developments of both the law and the medical research in the area of Paxil birth defects and this is why we urge you to contact us with the information about your Paxil birth defect lawsuit today.

Why should you contact the medical malpractice lawyers at Ketchmark and McCreight, P.C. about your situation if you believe you have grounds to file a Paxil birth defects lawsuit?
There are many reasons why the medical malpractice attorneys should be the attorneys that you choose to contact about your particular case of Paxil birth defect. Firstly, we are fully aware of the current situation concerning Paxil birth defects and Paxil birth defects lawsuits.

However, the reasons go far beyond this primary knowledge. Our personal injury law firm has lots to offer you and we would like to share what our law firm has to offer today via the attached article entitled, Paxil Birth Defect: Need a Lawyer?

Please read the article in full and find out why it is a good idea to contact the personal injury lawyers at Ketchmark and McCreight, P.C. about your Paxil birth defect claim without delay. If we are able to help you and if you have a strong enough claim to file, you can be sure that you will have chosen the right law firm to lead you to the very end.

We are looking forward to hearing from you and helping you directly very soon.

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