Injured Paxil users have filed many lawsuits against Paxil’s manufacturer, GlaxoSmithKline. About 5,000 Paxil lawsuits have been filed by Paxil attorneys on behalf of injured Paxil users in the United States and about 2,500 Paxil lawsuits have been filed in Britain. Many attorneys suspect that additional lawsuits will be brought by Paxil users that suffer from Paxil addiction and withdrawal.
Paxil Withdrawal Lawsuit
Paxil attorneys on behalf of injured plaintiffs allege that GlaxoSmithKline intentionally withheld information about Paxil’s addictive nature and its dangerous withdrawal side effects. Many Paxil withdrawal sufferers’ attorneys filed lawsuits against GlaxoSmithKline claiming that they would have avoided Paxil use if they knew it was addictive.
State Attorney General Files a Paxil Suicide Lawsuit
In June 2004, then New York Attorney General Elliot Spitzer filed a lawsuit against GlaxoSmithKline alleging that it committed fraud by withholding information that Paxil use by children may lead to violence or suicide.
Paxil Birth Defect Lawsuits
Paxil attorneys have been filing lawsuits on behalf of mothers of young injured infants who used Paxil during pregnancy. In 2000, a Paxil attorney filed a lawsuit on behalf of the parents of Taylor Dismuke, an infant who required two open heart surgeries before her first birthday. The lawyer alleged in the lawsuit that GlaxoSmithKline failed to warn the child’s mother that Paxil use could cause severe birth defects.
Paxil Attorneys File Class Action Lawsuit
In 2006, attorneys filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of injured victims against GlaxoSmithKline alleging the company promoted the drug for use in children without warning of the increased suicide risk and withdrawal side effects. The attorneys representing the class were seeking reimbursement for the Paxil cost. The attorneys settled the lawsuit for $63.8 million and the class members (those that bought Paxil for their children) were reimbursed for Paxil costs.
Contact a Paxil Attorney
If you or a loved one has been injured by Paxil, you may be entitled to damages including medical costs for pain and suffering. Please contact us today to speak to a Paxil attorney to determine your rights. If you have any questions or want more information about Paxil or its side effects, please call us today.