Birth Injuries

Paxil drug injuries and birth injuries causing a stir

by fpw | May 18th, 2011

May 19, 2011

Antidepressants have been used to treat depression and other mood disorders for many years. In fact, many people depend on these drugs to help them function daily. But what if a medication you relied on was suddenly being questioned?

That’s what many patients who take SSRIs like Paxil are facing after these drugs have been associated with drug injuries, including suicide and birth injuries.

According to Today’s Legal News, the family of a young woman who committed suicide is suing GlaxoSmithKline because they claim the company was negligent in warning of the risk for Paxil drug injuries such as increased suicide risks and birth injuries.

Read more.

Do you take an SSRI such as Paxil? Are you concerned about the recent increase in risks for birth and drug injuries? Tell the drug injury lawyers at Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough Attorneys at Law if you have suffered drug injuries.

Treating depression is a major problem for expectant mothers

by fpw | May 11th, 2011

May 12, 2011

No doubt upon learning of their pregnancy, mothers’ priorities, habits, and even lifestyles may change so that they can better care for themselves and their babies. Have you given up an unhealthy habit because of pregnancy? Imagine if something you had to give up was treatment for a mental health condition.

This is a dilemma that some mothers are facing after research has shown an increased risk of birth injuries as a result of use of SSRIs to treat depression, according to the Citizens Report.

While many people experience depression and get treatment for it, many pregnant women are re-evaluating their course of treatment if they take SSRIs. Due to the risk of birth injuries associated with commonly prescribed antidepressants such as Paxil and Zoloft, some mothers may seek other forms of treatment.

Read more.

Do you suffer from depression or take Zoloft or Paxil while pregnant? Did your child suffer birth injuries as a result? Tell the birth injury lawyers at Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough Attorneys at Law about your loss.