People try to combat depression with medications all the time. Unfortunately, some of these medications, such as Paxil, have led to serious health complications because of mislabeling and incorrect marketing. Given the harm caused by these health issues, lawsuits are being filed against the medical manufacturer of Paxil and Medical Claim Legal can help you.
The History of Paxil
Paxil, also known as Paroxetine, was first available in 1992. The drug is now produced by the manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). Paxil, like most depression medications, has some well known side effects. Common side effects of depression medicine, like Paroxetine, include the following:
- suicidal thoughts or actions
- visual issues
- manic episodes
- weight fluctuation
Lawsuits Against GSK
GlaxoSmithKline came under fire about a decade after first introducing the drug. There are two main avenues of complaints against GSK:
Unethical Marketing of the Drug
– GSK claimed Paxil was non-habit forming when in fact it has proven to be extremely addictive. Those trying to stop using Paxil often have to go on other medication to help them quit. Here is a ABC news story about the dangers of addiction to the drug:
– GSK also marketed their drug to children and young adults under the age of eighteen. The drug proved to be completely ineffective for children and teens and, in fact, the FDA never approved the drug for use by those under eighteen years of age.
Failure to Warn of Major Side Effects
– GSK did not warn consumers of the danger of their drug to pregnant women. Paxil can cause serious birth defects, specifically heart defects in newborns.
-In a pending lawsuit, GSK is accused of withholding the increase in suicide risks among adult Paxil users.
Why Medical Claim Legal is Right for Your Case
If you or a loved one has been harmed by taking Paxil or your child was the victim of a birth defect due to use of the drug, Medical Claim Legal can help you obtain compensation. The financial burdens of these injuries and birth defects can be great, but you can get help. Contact us today for a free consultation and take the first step to getting your claim today.
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