Paxil Birth Defects

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The medication Paxil, manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline, has been linked to serious health risks and dangerous complications that may not have been adequately warned about when prescribed to patients.

The Paxil drug maker may have hidden a number of risks linked to the drug, primarily that if the drug is taken during pregnancy, it may have caused harm to your unborn child’s development.

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It may be linked to severe side effects including but not limited to:

  • Severe Birth Defects
  • Birthing Complications
  • Birth Injuries
  • Heart Defects
  • Suicidal Tendencies

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In 2005, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a health and safety alert to doctors, nurses, and patients warning of a study that linked individuals taking Paxil to a significantly increased risk of birth defects, most commonly heart defects, and other birthing complications.

Taking Paxil while pregnant has been linked to a number of severe side effects and dangerous risks both for the mother and the child.

The drug Paxil has a long history of lawsuit litigation due to the suspected complications that were later linked to taking the medication.

The drug was never approved for patients under the age of 18 by the FDA, having been shown to be ineffective, and over the years, a number of Paxil lawsuits were filed against GlaxoSmithKline claiming the adverse side effects of Paxil were not adequately represented. Increased suicidal tendencies and behavioral effects were being noted in addition to direct links to causing Paxil birth defects.


A number of parents of children who have suffered birth defects have filed Paxil lawsuits in order to seek damages for medical costs, pain, suffering and to recover lost wages.

One Paxil lawsuit alleges that a child born to a woman who took the antidepressant during her pregnancy was born with the coarctation of the aorta and a ventricular septal defect, which is known more commonly know as a hole in the heart. The defects required surgery to repair.

Another Paxil side effects lawsuit alleges that the antianxiety medication caused a woman to have a stillborn baby. The mother explained in her Paxil lawsuit that years after her stillbirth that she began to hear of others mothers who took Paxil and experienced side effects such as birth defects, miscarriages, and stillborn babies.

A different mother claims in a birth defect lawsuit that she took Paxil and Zoloft during her pregnancy and had a baby with severe heart defects that ended up causing her child to die.

The birth defect lawsuits all agree that GlaxoSmithKline should have been aware of the birth defect risks and made sure that doctors and patients were properly warned of such risks.


If you took Paxil during the first trimester of your pregnancy, and your child was born prematurely, with a heart defect or you encountered any other birthing complications, then a Paxil attorney can help represent your interests in this lawsuit.

If you or a loved one has suffered from other Paxil side effects such as suicidal tendencies, depression, violent thoughts or withdrawal effects, contacting a qualified Paxil lawyer can help you.

The pharmaceutical companies have incredible legal resources to bring to the table in an attempt to fight any Paxil class action or individual lawsuits brought against them.

It is vital that you are represented by our experienced Paxil attorneys in order to address the individual factors of your Paxil use to make sure GlaxoSmithKline is held accountable for the dangerous Paxil risks to unborn babies that may have been misrepresented.

Act now to join the legal fight against Paxil, and get answers about a potential Paxil birth defect lawsuit from our team of award-winning defective drug lawyers. Damages recovered can help with medical costs, lost wages, and suffering. Our experienced injury attorneys will help you navigate the legal process and represent your interests so that you can focus on your health and recovery.