Although a class action lawsuit is currently in progress in Canada against the manufacturer of Paxil®, GlaxoSmithKline, the drug is still on the market. No medical recalls of Paxil have been ordered in the United States since 2005.
Class action lawsuit
After her daughter was born with a heart defect, Faith Gibson brought a class action lawsuit against GlaxoSmithKline. According to an article in The Huffington Post, the lawsuit alleges that over 200 children in Canada have been born with cardiovascular defects due to Paxil.1 Gibson also claims that the company did not update its product warnings in time to warn her and other women about the risks of becoming pregnant while taking Paxil.
In 2005, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recalled some of the Paxil that was available due to a manufacturing problem—the pills did not meet their content and weight specifications.2 3 Also, some of the pills were overly potent. Since then, Paxil has remained available as an antidepressant.
If you have legal questions about Paxil, contact a personal injury attorney for more information about lawsuits related to this product. You may be able to sue your doctor or Paxil's manufacturer for:
- Medical expenses
- Wrongful death
- Pain and suffering
For more information, contact a lawyer who can point you toward the appropriate resources.