Paxil is an antidepressant used to treat various problems, including depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress, and premenstrual disorders. Statistical research and evidence has shown, however, that Paxil can become addictive, can have serious side effects on those who take it, and cause withdrawal problems. Infants born to women taking Paxil during pregnancy have an increased risk for birth defects, such as heart defects and persistent pulmonary hypertension, which can result in serious damage to the child’s lungs.
Side effects of the drug include dizziness, nausea, anxiety, insomnia, agitation, irritability, hyperactivity, tremors, memory problems, high and low blood pressure, irregular heartbeat, and suicidal thoughts. Several lawsuits have been brought against the manufacturers of Paxil for patients who committed suicide while taking it. If you have suffered side effects, physical or psychological damage, or your infant has been born with birth defects associated with the use of prescribed Paxil, you should seek professional legal assistance from a Houston personal injury lawyer at Doan Law Firm.
Our firm focuses on personal injury cases involving negligence, whether that negligence occurs from another individual or a business entity, such as a pharmaceutical company. A Houston dangerous drug lawyer at the firm can assess your situation, advise you on what needs to be done, and initiate appropriate legal action to help you recover necessary compensation for the damages you have suffered. Such damages may include past and future medical expenses, loss of income or wages, pain, suffering, emotional trauma, and more.
Paxil Claims and Lawsuits
It has been discovered that the manufacturers of Paxil may have hidden important information about the use of this antidepressant, especially in the case of children. According to the manufacturer’s own research, Paxil was not effective in treating children yet the drug has been prescribed for children and adolescents. Because of the negligence involved, you may be entitled to financial compensation for any damages connected with your use of Paxil. By contacting an attorney at the firm, you can get the experienced legal guidance you need in this dangerous drug case.