New Jersey Paxil Injury Lawyer – Sugarman Law

Sugarman Law’s Commitment to Children – Paxil Heart Defect Cases

For more than 20 years, Barry Sugarman has represented children in New Jersey, New York, and many other states when they are seriously injured by dangerous, defective products and the negligence of another person or corporation.  He represented hundreds of lead-poisoned children in lawsuits against negligent landlords, property managers, and lead paint manufacturers.  In 2008 he obtained a $4,250,000 jury verdict for children suffering brain injuries from exposure to chipping and peeling lead paint.

Sugarman Law continues this fight for children born with serious heart defects and other injuries caused by GlaxoSmithKline’s heavily prescribed anti-depressant, Paxil. Sugarman Law currently represents New Jersey children and their families as well as those from many other states, including: Vermont, Florida, and Illinois.

How Paxil Harms Children –  Important FDA & Medical Findings

Paxil, also known by the chemical name paroxetine, is a widely-prescribed antidepressant that has been used by millions of women for the treatment of general depression and anxiety disorders. After a series of studies were published showing that Paxil increased the risks of the development of congenital heart defects among newborns  exposed to Paxil during pregnancy, the FDA reclassified Paxil as a Pregnancy Category D drug. Category D is used when “there is positive evidence of human fetal risk.”  Paxil is the only selective serotonin uptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant carrying such a warning.

Scientific and medical research has found that women who used Paxil in the first trimester of pregnancy were more likely to have children born with congenital heart abnormalities, including: atrial septal defects, ventricular septal defects, pulmonary atresia, pulmonary stenosis, and other life threatening conditions.

Paxil Side Effects

Side effects for newborns effected by Paxil include, but are not limited to:

Your Child’s Paxil Injuries & Right to Compensation – It’s Not Your Fault

Many parents hesitate to call an attorney for their child’s Paxil-related injuries because they blame themselves for the damage this prescription drug did to their child. Please don’t blame yourself; it’s not your fault.

Through litigation against GlaxoSmithKline, Paxil’s manufacturer, it is being shown that this drug company failed to properly warn doctors or Paxil users of the dangerous effects this drug could have on unborn children.

Sugarman Law – Paxil Litigation Attorneys

Thousands of lawsuits have been filed for children injured by Paxil.  Juries have entered several verdicts for children injured by Paxil, with some verdicts of $2,500,00 or more.  A 2010 news report indicates that the average Paxil settlement for injured children is $1,200,000.  Each case must be evaluated for proof of Paxil use and a related injury, as well as a complete understanding of your child’s injuries, pain and suffering, and past and present medical treatment.  Sugarman Law brings extensive pharmaceutical litigation experience for your child and is currently representing many children with serious Paxil-related injuries.

Schedule a Free Consultation – Contact Us – How Can We Help You?

Has your child, family member, or a child close to you suffered a Paxil-related heart defect or birth injury? Please fill out the contact form or call us at 866-657-5660 to speak with an experienced defective drugs attorney at Sugarman Law. We are ready to speak with you about your medical condition, your legal rights to money damages, and how we can help. The consultation is free, and we earn no fee unless we collect a settlement or verdict for you.

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