Were you injured or did you lose a family member after taking the prescription drug Paxil? This drug has been used by many mental health patients to combat depression and boost moods. It is one of a number of drugs known as SSRIs (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors) that prevent a person from reabsorbing serotonin. This substance then remains in the system, combating the low levels of serotonin in the brain often associated with depression and suicide.
Paxil has Been Associated With Serious Health Risks to Unborn Children
Unfortunately, much is still unknown regarding the effects of Paxil. The FDA has identified it as a drug that may pose risks for pregnant women. Some babies in the womb who were exposed to Paxil were born with heart defects and persistent pulmonary hypertension. Furthermore, there have been reports of personality changes in Paxil-taking patients. Some published papers have suggested a correlation between Paxil ingestion and increased risk of aggravated suicidal thoughts and actions.
Pharmaceutical Liability Law Practice in Chicago · Paxil Error · Lawyer Advice and Case Evaluation Available Without Obligation
We represent people throughout the Chicago area, including in Cook County. Pharmaceutical mistakes and related injuries may be a cause for injury claims against a drug manufacturer, a pharmacy or a prescribing physician, depending on the facts of the case. Contact an Illinois drug interactions lawyer at the Jasmer Law Firm to request a free initial consultation if you suffered serious harm or your family member committed suicide while taking Paxil.
We don't charge attorney fees unless we obtain monetary compensation for you. To contact lawyer David Jasmer, call 312-386-7011 or 866-920-6021.