It has been discovered that Paxil and other SSRI (selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitor) drugs can cause a condition known as akathisia. This condition causes severe inner restlessness and has also been found to cause suicidal tendencies. Because of these unknown side effects of Paxil, many people are getting a lawyer to represent them. GlaxoSmithKline is the maker of Paxil. It turns out that Paxil’s manufacturer may have hidden certain facts about the safety of the drug. They may also have misrepresented some studies related to the prescription of Paxil to young children. Because of these findings, it’s important to have a lawyer that is familiar with taking on drug companies and can help you. Paxil has been a popular anti-depressant for many years.
In 2004, the New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer filed a lawsuit claiming that GlaxoSmithKline had buried several studies that showed that Paxil was found to be ineffective in the treatment of children and adolescents. It was also suggested that these findings indicated that suicidal thoughts increased in children and teenagers who were on the drug. Knowing this, if your child or teen was prescribed Paxil it’s important to have a lawyer that is willing to fight the big drug companies for everything that you are entitled to. A Paxil lawyer knows how to fight for your interests and not back down from the big names and their insurance companies.
After the Spitzer lawsuits, GlaxoSmithKline was forced to respond. Their own studies showed that Paxil was mostly ineffective when prescribed to children and that, yes; it did increase a risk of suicidal tendencies among certain groups. There were a lot of reasons why the safety of Paxil has been questioned by lawyers over the years. For one, Paxil was never approved by the FDA for treatment of patients younger than 18 years old. Adults have also had problems with the drug. Some have claimed that Paxil has given them adverse side effects such as akathisia. Some have claimed the drug led to the withdrawal problems when they tried to stop taking the medication. Because of these findings, GlaxoSmithKline is facing lawsuits. If you have had any of these symptoms or if your children or teenagers took the drug you want to speak to a lawyer that is familiar with Paxil and class-action lawsuits against large drug companies.
Having a Paxil lawyer on your side will protect you from a drug company that is looking to make the case go away. If you had dependency or addiction issues because of Paxil use you need to talk to a lawyer who can review your case. If your child is harboring suicidal or violent thoughts because of their Paxil use you need to talk to a lawyer that can review your case. There are many losses you may have suffered because of Paxil usage. Many people are seeking to recover damages for medical costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering