Louisiana couple files Paxil birth defects lawsuit

March 30th, 2011

A couple in Louisiana has filed a Paxil lawsuit against the manufacturers of the antidepressant drug. Russell and Desiree Figueroa allege that the mother’s use of Paxil during pregnancy caused their son to be born with a club foot and other congenital birth defects.… read more »

GlaxoSmithKline accused of burying negative Paxil studies

February 23rd, 2011

A lawsuit filed in September 2009 by the family of Lyam Kilker has alleged that that drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) withheld information from consumers and regulators about the risk of birth defects and failed to properly test the antidepressant drug Paxil. Kilker was born with three congenital heart defects, including a hole between the two chambers of his heart. The Philadelphia… read more »

Alleged Paxil link in teen suicide

February 16th, 2011

Paxil is being blamed in the death of a Canadian teen who took the medication for anxiety. According to a June 2010 article published in The Globe, Sara Carlin, a University of Ontario student, allegedly became very depressed before hanging herself with an electrical cable.… read more »

Birth defects risk observed in other antidepressants besides Paxil

January 26th, 2011

Several antidepressant drugs have been linked to an increased risk of heart defects and other birth defects when taken during pregnancy. These drugs include a class of antidepressants known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs).… read more »

Parents file Paxil suicide lawsuit after daughter’s death

December 2nd, 2010

The parents of a young woman who committed suicide while taking the antidepressant drug Paxil filed a lawsuit in March 2010 against GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), the drug’s manufacturer. Tricia Mason’s family alleges in their Paxil lawsuit that GSK failed to properly warn that taking Paxil increases the risk of suicide and that the antidepressant was to blame for their daughter’s death.… read more »

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