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Antidepressants in Crosshairs As Mother’s Class Action Moves Forward

Antidepressants in Crosshairs As Mother’s Class Action Moves Forward May 9, 2013. By Brenda Craig.
Vancouver, BC A Canadian class-action case filed against pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) on behalf of women whose babies were born with SSRI birth defects is set to begin against a rising tide of concern about the use of antidepressants by pregnant women.
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Depakote Birth Defects—Autism Lawsuits Next?

Depakote Birth Defects—Autism Lawsuits Next? September 9, 2011. By Jane Mundy.
Birmingham, AL Over the years many parents have wondered whether Depakote birth defects include autism and ADHD—and whether they can file a Depakote lawsuit. Physiological birth defects such as cleft palate and spina bifida have been directly linked to Depakote. Since the FDA’s warning (June 30), birth defects from the anti-seizure drug could also include developmental delays and learning disabilities.
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Depakote, Birth Defects and What Abbott Knew—but Didn't Tell

Depakote, Birth Defects and What Abbott Knew—but Didn't Tell August 7, 2011. By Jane Mundy.
Birmingham, AL If you are taking Depakote and considering getting pregnant, if you are of child-bearing age and taking Depakote, or even more concerning—that you are pregnant and taking this drug, it is very important that you read the following from attorney Andy Hollis of Hollis, Wright, and Couch, PC regarding Depakote and the Depakote manufacturer, Abbott Laboratories…
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Depakote Attorney "Time Is of the Essence"

Depakote Attorney "Time Is of the Essence" January 16, 2011. By Heidi Turner.
Orlando, FL Patients who have been harmed by Depakote or who have children who suffered Depakote side effects should not wait to file a lawsuit. That is the advice of J. Benton Stewart II, attorney at Stewart Law, P.L.L.C. Although some Depakote side effects can take years to develop, parents who think their children were harmed by Depakote should speak to an attorney to ensure their rights are protected.
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Paxil Suit Is Still On!

Paxil Suit Is Still On! December 24, 2010. By Brenda Craig.
Philadelphia, PA From the point of view of the attorneys for the plaintiff, everything seemed to be on track as the product liability trial against Glaxo Smith Kline (GSK) got under way. Anna Blyth had been born with a heart defect, a defect that could be easily linked to the fact that her mother had been prescribed Paxil, a GSK drug used to help patients cope with depression.
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Mixed Results in Recent Paxil Lawsuits

Mixed Results in Recent Paxil Lawsuits December 8, 2010. By Heidi Turner.
Philadelphia, PA When it comes to a potential Paxil lawsuit, each case must be judged on its own merits. Although some lawsuits alleging serious Paxil side effects, such as Paxil birth defects, have been settled, others have been dismissed from court.
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Attorney: No Fixed Window for Depakote Adverse Reactions

Attorney: No Fixed Window for Depakote Adverse Reactions September 25, 2010. By Heidi Turner.
Baton Rouge, LA When patients were given their Depakote prescriptions they probably thought they were getting all the pertinent information about the anticonvulsant medication. But that may not be the case, says J. Benton Stewart II, an attorney at Stewart Law P.L.L.C. Compounding the problem is the fact that there is no fixed time frame for Depakote side effects to appear—and some patients may have taken Depakote without ever realizing it.
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Attorney Jeff Lowe Speaks about Paxil Birth Defects

Attorney Jeff Lowe Speaks about Paxil Birth Defects April 27, 2010. By Heidi Turner.
St. Louis, MO Women who took Paxil during the first trimester of pregnancy and whose children were born with birth defects should consider speaking with an attorney about their options. Jeff Lowe, a partner at Carey, Danis & Lowe, says serious birth defects have been linked to the use of Paxil during pregnancy.
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