Paxil Lawyer Washington, DC
If you are one of the many people Paxil has made to feel worse than you did before you started taking it, it may be in your best interest to discuss your situation with a reputable Paxil lawyer in Washington, DC. A good Paxil lawyer may be able to protect your rights and help you to get compensation for expenses related to Paxil’s negative side effects and for your pain and suffering.
People who suffer from depression and other similar mental health conditions are often deficient in serotonin. Paxil (paroxetine hydrochloride) is used to treat depression, panic attacks, anxiety disorders, and premenstrual dysphoric disorder. Paxil is in a class of drugs known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). It works by helping to restore the balance of serotonin in the brain. This medication may improve a person’s mood, sleep, appetite, and energy level. It may help restore a person’s interest in daily living. Paxil may also decrease anxiety, fear, unwanted thoughts, and the frequency of panic attacks. It has been known to lessen premenstrual symptoms such as irritability, increased appetite, and depression.
Even though Paxil has helped many people, many people have suffered because its manufacturer, GlaxoSmithKline, failed to warn healthcare providers and consumers about its possible adverse side effects. If you have suffered because of taking Paxil, a Washington, DC Paxil lawyer may be able to help you get the compensation you are entitled to.
Some of the extremely serious side effects that can occur after taking Paxil include:
- Increase in violent behavior
- Increase in suicidal thoughts
- Birth defects
- Increase in symptoms of depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues
- Withdrawal symptoms
GlaxoSmithKline did not properly warn people about its more dangerous side effects. They also approved their drug for children but it has been shown to be ineffective when given to children.
If you or someone close to you has suffered from any of the severe side effects of taking Paxil, a Washington, DC lawyer may be able to protect your and/or your loved one’s rights. The sooner you contact a good lawyer the sooner they may be able to start helping you.
Serious side effects of taking Paxil have been linked to a number of deaths and other frightening and tragic situations. The number of tragic birth defects and suicide attempts while on Paxil have increased since it first came on to the market in the US in 1992. As a result of these and other serious side effects, GlaxoSmithKline has faced numerous lawsuits that accuse them of being less than forthcoming about the risks of taking Paxil. They are accused of suppressing research that would have made these risks apparent. A Paxil lawyer that is licensed to protect Paxil victims in Washington, DC, may be able to help you hold GlaxoSmithKline accountable for their harmful negligence.