First Paxil Birth Defect Trial May Pave Way For 600 Others Pending Against GSK

Although approximately 600 product liability lawsuits have been filed against GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) alleging that its antidepressant drug, Paxil (paroxetine), caused hundreds of birth defects and that the pharmaceutical giant failed to warn consumers about the drug’s side effects, the first trial getting underway in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania may pave the way for others’ and everyone is watching.

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Judge Tells Paxil Makers To Release Scientific Research E-Mails

As the first trial over GlaxoSmithKline’s (GSK) antidepressant drug, Paxil, and its link to birth defects begins in Philadelphia, Pennsylania, another Paxil lawsuit in Massachusetts is also getting attention as U.S. District Judge Nancy Gertner refuses to grant GSK’s request to keep e-mails over scientific research materials confidential.

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SSRI Drugs Paxil & Zoloft Birth Defect Studies Overview

Study after study has linked SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) antidepressant drugs Paxil and Zoloft to birth defects. Bryan Aylstock, a Florida attorney whose practice represents parents and their children who have suffered birth defect injuries due to Paxil and Zoloft use, provided a quick overview of those studies and how they might affect birth injury litigation.

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Zoloft & Paxil Birth Defect Lawsuits: When To File A Lawsuit?

Birth defects caused by GlaxoSmithKline’s Paxil and Pfizer’s Zoloft use are traumatic for both the children and the families they affect. Birth defect attorneys allege that these manufacturers knew about the increased risks of birth defects, but failed to warn consumers. The first lawsuit against GSK recently resulted in a $2.5 million damages award to plaintiffs – and similar verdicts are expected in the future. If you’re considering filing a lawsuit, it’s important to know how long you have to do so. Our legal expert explains:

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Generic Paxil & Zoloft Birth Defects – Manufacturers Have Duty To Warn

While hundreds of Paxil and Zoloft birth defect lawsuits have been filed against GlaxoSmithKline and Pfizer, a number of lawsuits have been filed against manufacturers of generic Paxil (sold as Paroxetine) and Zoloft (sold as Sertraline) as well. Legal experts say that manufacturers of generic antidepressant drugs have the same duty to warn consumers of birth defects that brand label manufacturers do.

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Paxil Birth Defect Attorneys: What Affects Your Lawsuit

Can an attorney’s experience and reputation really affect the outcome of your lawsuit? Absolutely. Drug manufacturers know which lawyers will take their lawsuit to trial and which won’t. Regardless of whether it actually goes to trial, that knowledge could mean the difference between a good settlement offer or no settlement offer at all.

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