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  • GlaxoSmithKline Paxil Promotion Class Action Settlement
    Edwardsville, IL: A class action lawsuit was filed against the pharmaceutical company for allegedly promoting its antidepressant drug Paxil for use by children and adolescents while withholding negative information about the medication's safety and effectiveness. The class includes all US residents who bought Paxil or Paxil CR for their children. Madi...
  • Paxil Heart Defects | Paxil Birth Defects | Paxil Side Effects | Paxil Lawsuit
    Recent studies have found that women who take Paxil during certain times in their pregnancy are more likely to give birth to babies experiencing Paxil side effects than women who take other antidepressants or women who do not take any antidepressants during pregnancy. These Paxil side effects can be life-threatening and include serious health problems such...
  • GlaxoSmithKline Paxil Child Promotion Class Action Settlement
    St. Luis, IL: (May-24-07) A settlement has been reached with Britain-based GlaxoSmithKline over a 2004 lawsuit which claimed that the drugmaker promoted the drug, Paxil, to children while withholding information about negative side effects, including increased suicidal behavior. The company agreed to a $64 million class action deal to settle claims. Parent...
  • GSK Reaches Potential $28 Million Settlement over Defective Paxil Tablets
    GlaxoSmithKline has reached a tenative $28 million settlement in a class action lawsuit over manufacturing defects in certain tablets of their best selling antidepressant Paxil. The suit alleged that Paxil "controlled release" (CR) tablets made between April 1, 2002 and March 4, 2005, contained a manufacturing defect that caused the tablets to split ap...
  • Lexapro Birth Defect Lawyer
    Lexapro (also known as escitalopram) is a type of antidepressant called a Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor ( SSRI ). It is used to treat anxiety and major depressive disorder. Recent studies have shown a link between SSRIs such as Lexapro and birth defects . Lexapro and Birth Defects Recently, SSRIs such as Lexapro ta...
  • Paxil Sexual Dysfunction Side Effects
    Paxil, a widely-used antidepressant, has been linked in recent studies to an increased risk of sexual dysfunction. Although pre-market testing showed that there was an increased risk of Paxil sexual dysfunction , some experts note that the risk is actually higher than the pre-market testing found. Meanwhile, one study has also found that a possible Paxil s...
  • Paxil Lawsuit | Paxil Lawyer | Paxil & Pregnancy - LawyersAndSettlements.com
    On September 27, 2005, the FDA issued an alert to healthcare professionals and consumers as GlaxoSmithKline changed their warning label on Paxil (paroxetine) to include the risk of birth defects. These Paxil side effects include Paxil PPHN (Persistant Pulmonary Hypertension in the Newborn). The results of a recent study conducted by the two indicated an...
  • $3M Awarded to Widow in Generic Paxil Suicide Lawsuit
    Santa Clara, CA: GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) will pay $3 million in damages having been found liable for the death of Stewart Dolin, a partner at the law firm Reed Smith LLP. The money will be paid to his widow, who filed the suit claiming that a generic version of GSK’s antidepressant Paxil (paroxetine) caused her husband to commit suicide. The...
  • Preliminary Paxil Class Action Settlement Reached
    Santa Monica, CA: A preliminary settlement has been reached in a Paxil® class action lawsuit, and if approved, will provide money to California residents who were 18 years old or older and who paid for any portion of the price of the prescription antidepressant while living in California from January 14, 1999 through January 1, 2003, and who quali...
  • PAXIL DAMAGES DNA IN MEN'S SPERM
    Investigators Find Paxil Effects Male Fertility New research just released shows that the antidepressant Paxil, also known as paroxetine, has a disturbing and potentially far-reaching effect on men who are taking the drug: it damages men's sperm through DNA fragmentation, effecting fertility. While the researchers noted that they did not study...
  • Autism Lawsuit - Autism Medication, SSRI Autism, Autism Attorney
    Research indicates the potential for a link between using an SSRI and autism . Families with autistic children are seeking autism lawyers to file an autism lawsuit , claiming that prenatal exposure to certain antidepressant drugs—SSRIs such as Zoloft, Prozac, Lexapro, Celexa, Effexor and Paxil—caused autism. Antidepressants and Autism...
  • Paxil and Birth Defects
    Dec-9-05 The antidepressant Paxil has been linked to possible birth defects when women take the drug in their first three months of pregnancy. A joint study conducted by the FDA and the maker of Paxil reviewed medical records of infants born to women who took Paxil. They compared them to women who took other antidepressants during the first three months of pregnancy...
  • GlaxoSmithKline Paxil Monopoly Settlement
    The New York Attorney General filed a lawsuit against the drug manufacturer on behalf of 49 states for allegedly creating a monopoly of its anti-depressant drug Paxil. Glaxo allegedly used frivolous patent infringement lawsuits against generic producers of Paxil to keep the drug's cost higher than necessary. By holding a monopoly for a popular drug, con...
  • Lawsuit Alleges Paxil Birth Defects
    Mar-30-11 Lake Charles, LA A lawsuit alleging a young boy suffered Paxil birth defects will reportedly be heard in a Louisiana court. The lawsuit alleges the young boy suffered the serious Paxil side effects, including Paxil heart defects, after being exposed to Paxil prior to birth. The lawsuit was reportedly filed by Russell and Desiree Figueroa, who allege P...
  • Glaxo Reportedly Settles Paxil Birth Defects Lawsuits for $1 Billion
    Aug-8-10 London, England GlaxoSmithKline recently announced that it had settled a number of Paxil birth defect lawsuits but didn't release any specific financial details. The UK's largest drug manufacturer had set aside nearly $2.4 billion in the second quarter to handle Paxil lawsuits, as well as cases stemming from its diabetes medication, Avandia, according...
  • More Paxil Cases Reportedly Set for Court
    Feb-17-11 Houston, TX Although many Paxil birth defects lawsuits have been settled, there are still some Paxil side effects lawsuits pending. Some of those lawsuits, alleging Paxil defects injured newborn babies, could go ahead this year. Five Paxil birth defects trials are reportedly set to go to trial in May 2011. The lawsuits allege that GlaxoSmithKline, mak...
  • Potential Paxil Side Effects Pose Challenging Decision
    Jun-18-11 Boston, MA When women who are depressed discover they are pregnant, they face many challenging questions, including whether or not Paxil side effects or the side effects of other antidepressants will cause harm to their unborn baby. Concerns about possible Paxil birth defects could weigh on their minds while they attempt to determine whether the risks...
  • Study finds Paxil side effect with pregnant women
    Oct-8-09 Chicago, IL Pregnant women who use the drug Paxil may experience more than just sexual dysfunction and a loss of a sex drive. There have been many reports concerning Paxil sexual dysfunction and how it affects both sexes causing symptoms such as decreased libido, erectile dysfunction and genital sensory impairment. However, a new study has found anothe...
  • Glaxo Settles Paxil Side Effects Lawsuits, Average Settlement $1.2 Million
    Jul-28-10 Newark, NJ GlaxoSmithKline (Glaxo), the largest drug manufacturer in the UK, is believed to have paid out about $1 billion to settle various Paxil lawsuits since the drug first came onto the market in 1993. Earlier this month it was announced that Glaxo has agreed to pay another $1 billion to settle more than 800 outstanding cases alleging Paxil birth de...
  • Paxil Birth Defects Lawsuits Growing
    Oct-20-11 Washington, DC Given the facts that one in 10 women will suffer from depression during her pregnancy or the postpartum period, that the antidepressant drug Paxil sales reached $1 billion in 2007, and Paxil has been linked to birth defects, it's no wonder that Paxil birth defects lawsuits are growing. Since the FDA issued an alert in 2005 that required...
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