In a recent opinion from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, pregnant women are being told to not take the antidepressant Paxil because of the increased risk of birth defects in a fetus. This group’s view comports with the same findings the FDA noted earlier this year when two other studies showed that Paxil almost doubled the chance of developing heart defects in infants when their mothers took the drug during the first trimester.
There has been other evidence to suggest the drug manufacturer knew about these risks prior to there disclosure therein causing unnecessary birth defects in thousands of newborn children. We are currently examining Paxil claims wherein infants have be adversely affected by their mothers use of the drug. If you or a loved one find yourself in this unfortunate situation ask me how I can help.
A partner with Childers, Schlueter & Smith, LLC,, Brandon Smith has devoted his practice to pharmaceutical litigation, mass torts, products liability and serious personal injury. A frequent guest speaker at legal seminars all over the country—Brandon is focused on helping injured victims nationwide, however possible. Named a SuperLawyer again in 2019, he has also been called out as one of 10 Best Attorneys For Georgia by the American Institute Of Personal Injury Attorneys and a Top 100 Lawyer in Georgia by the National Trial Lawyers in 2019.