Paxil Has Been Identified As A Cause Of Transposition Of The Great Arteries In Newborn Babies
The development of a child's heart during pregnancy is clearly important and any abnormalities with that formation can cause significant damage. If a child is born with a congenital heart condition, it's common that surgery will be performed in hopes of correcting the problem. But those procedures, even with their expected benefits, carry their own set of risks that make it a difficult decision at times. Former users of the medication Paxil have learned that the drug may have contributed to the health issues their children are going through and are facing this decision.
Studies have shown that use of Paxil during a pregnancy greatly increased the chances that a newborn child would be born with a congenital heart defect such as transposition of the great arteries. There were no warnings given to patients or the doctors who were prescribing Paxil from the drug's makers, GlaxoSmithKline, about the dangers of using the medication during pregnancy. Had those warnings been given, it's likely most cases of Transposition of the Great Arteries caused by Paxil would have been avoided.
When a child is born with Transposition of the Great Arteries, it's a devastating diagnosis. It becomes a trying time for the family, especially if they're having difficulty paying for the needed medical care. The costs of treating and caring for a condition as severe as Transposition of the Great Arteries are very high and this was something that most parents were not prepared for. The families of a child born with Transposition of the Great Arteries or other Paxil birth defects should consult with a lawyer about possible litigation. pharmaceutical lawsuits related to Paxil have been won by victims who hired quality representation and led to much needed financial compensation. These cases have also raised awareness about Paxil birth defects, which in turn encourages others to step forward.
In order to get the answers that are needed about a potential Paxil lawsuit, former patients can contact the Law Offices of Chandler, Mathis, & Zivley, PC. The firm has helped many victims of Paxil use get the financial compensation they're due from GlaxoSmithKline. Receiving that kind of restitution doesn't erase the damage caused by Paxil but it can alleviate the burden felt by your family because of the expensive treatment needed for your newborn's Transposition of the Great Arteries. A Paxil attorney from Chandler, Mathis, & Zivley can help you get the process of a prescription drug lawsuit started as soon as possible.
by: Roger Design