If you or a loved one was harmed by the use of Paxil, you may be eligible for legal compensation. The drug may cause birth defects and adverse side effects for children. To learn more, contact a Paxil lawsuit attorney. They specialize in dangerous drug cases and can help you determine if you are eligible for legal compensation. Paxil lawsuits often include allegations of the failure to warn consumers of potential risks or adverse effects.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned physicians against prescribing paroxetine to children because of an increased risk of suicide and self-harm. Pediatric patients should never take paroxetine and it is especially important not to stop the medication abruptly. This is known as discontinuation syndrome, and patients should taper their dosages gradually under the supervision of a doctor. Despite this warning, Paxil remains the number one choice for adults suffering from depression.
Researchers reviewed data from several studies and concluded that there was no increase in the risk of suicide in adults taking antidepressants. In a 2011 study in the United Kingdom, researchers tracked more than 60,000 adults who were 65 or older. Adults who attempted suicide or harm themselves were more likely to be taking venlafaxine than those taking mirtazapine. However, a significant number of patients who died from other causes while on antidepressants still had an increased risk of suicide.
Withdrawal symptoms of Paxil are common and vary in severity. Some of the most common is a feelings of depression, anxiety, and thoughts of suicide. Most often, these are experienced in individuals under 25 years old. If these symptoms become too severe for you, contact your doctor or health care provider. Your doctor can increase your dosage or switch to another SSRI, such as fluoxetine. Quitting Paxil can reduce your risk of experiencing withdrawal symptoms or increasing your dosage.
While these withdrawal symptoms can make it hard to concentrate, they are usually temporary and should be manageable. The best way to cope with the discomfort is to join counseling sessions and detoxification programs. You can also use over-the-counter remedies to increase your neurotransmitter precursor production. You can also engage in some physical exercise, such as walking or cycling. Eating healthy and getting plenty of sleep will help your body stay energized and reduce the effects of withdrawal.
GSK’s failure to warn
As part of a plea deal, GSK has agreed to pay $3 billion in fines to resolve the lawsuit. The settlement resolves criminal and civil liability for GSK’s illegal promotion of Paxil and other prescription drugs, failure to report safety data, and false pricing practices. The deal marks the largest health care fraud settlement in U.S. history and the largest payment ever made by a pharmaceutical company.
Lyam Kilker’s parents are suing GlaxoSmithKline over their son’s birth defects. The parents of Lyam Kilker, a toddler born with heart defects, had no idea that the drug could harm her baby. Their attorney failed to ask Dr. Robert Kiehn a question about the potential risk of birth defects while pregnant. The jury found that GSK failed to warn Michelle David about the risk of birth defects while she was pregnant.
Payment to victims
A recent case highlighted the impact of a generic drug on the lives of many people. A jury found that generic Paxil was at least 80 percent to blame for a high school shooting spree in Florida. After a trial, a jury awarded a total of $3 million to victims of the Paxil lawsuit. But, is this enough to ensure that generic drugs are free of risk? The case was dismissed on appeal, and the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a 2017 jury verdict. The court noted that generic drugmakers are required to copy the labels of branded drugs, which means that generic versions of Paxil may not have included a warning.
A jury in Philadelphia awarded Lyam Kilker $2.5 million. Lyam was born with severe heart malformations after his mother took Paxil while pregnant. The jury found that GSK failed to warn Michelle David about the risks of Paxil when she was pregnant with her son, and therefore, was “factually responsible” for Lyam’s birth defects. In addition to the damages, the case also paved the way for future lawsuits against GlaxoSmithKline and other drug manufacturers.