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Heart Defects in Babies From Antidepressant Paxil

The antidepressant Paxil has been linked to a significantly higher rate of heart defects in the children of women taking the drug during pregnancy. Although the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and GlaxoSmithKline (the manufacturer of Paxil) have decided on stronger warnings about this risk, for many women, this warning has come too late. If you are a mother who was taking Paxil during your pregnancy and your child has a birth defect, it is important to work with an experienced, skilled legal team to handle your legal claim.

At Galligan Reid PC, our No. 1 priority is helping our injured clients with their recovery and preventing further injuries by holding companies responsible for the damages they cause. Our law firm brings more than 25 years of litigation history to all of our cases, and our Iowa defective drug attorneys share our firm’s commitment to providing personalized service and a strategic litigation approach.


Paxil is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) drug, along with Zoloft, Prozac and others, prescribed for depression. It is produced by GlaxoSmithKline (the generic version is called paroxetine). Although this drug always increases the risk of heart-related birth defects for fetuses, this risk nearly doubles when the mother takes the drug during the first trimester of pregnancy.

If your child was born with some kind of heart-related birth defect as a result of Paxil, our lawyers can help you. With more than 25 years as a law firm, we have faced the major drug and medical device companies, and we will fight for the compensation you and your family deserve.

Contact Iowa Defective Drug Attorneys

To schedule a free initial consultation with a lawyer from our firm, call 515-282-3333 (800-217-9312 toll free) or contact us online.

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