Tennessee Paxil Attorneys
Though many pregnant women are careful about the food they eat and the medications they take during pregnancy in an effort to protect the health and well-being of their unborn child, there is, sadly, nothing that can be done when a medication is marketed as safe to be used during pregnancy, but it could actually be harmful. Unfortunately for many families across the U.S., Paxil, an anti-depressant drug, was used by many women during pregnancy, resulting in their babies being born with birth defects.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning to consumers regarding the use of Paxil during pregnancy, stating that it can increase a baby’s risk of having a birth defect by two times more than other anti-depressants. Sadly, as our lawyers at Pohl & Berk, LLP, know, this warning came far too late for many people in Tennessee. However, in such a situation, it may be possible for a family so affected by the use of Paxil to take legal action against its manufacturer.
Birth Defects Caused by Paxil
According to research done on the effects of Paxil, it has been connected to the following birth defects:
- Club foot
- Spina bifida
- Spinal cord defects
- Brain defects
- Cleft palate
If your child was born with these or other birth defects as a result of the use of Paxil during pregnancy, you and your family may be able to secure the financial compensation you need to address the resulting costs of your child’s birth defect by filing a personal injury lawsuit against the drug’s maker.
Discuss a Paxil Lawsuit with a Tennessee Lawyer
At Pohl & Berk, LLP, our legal team knows how devastating it can be when your baby is born with a birth defect, especially if it is severe enough to present a life-long disability or if it is fatal. As such, we make it our priority to fight for families in these situations to pursue the justice and compensation they need. Call us at (615) 277-2765 to discuss your options if you believe your baby was harmed by Paxil.