San Diego, CA (PRWEB) March 31, 2013
Resource4thePeople announced today that its lawyers are now investigating 2013 cases from families who are inquiring about whether alleged birth defects suffered by their infants may have been caused by the use of Paxil and other, similar, anti-depressants.
"Increasing numbers of consumers have been contacting us about their legal rights in connection with the use of Paxil and other anti-depressants known as serotonin reuptake inhibitors," said Resource4thePeople.
"Therefore, our lawyers are now aggressively investigating claims that are being made by families in which the use of Paxil and other SSRIs allegedly caused birth defects in children born to mothers who used these medications while pregnant."
Resource4thePeople said that the increase in inquiries has come, in part, because of new findings* showing that the use of Paxil may be putting pregnant mothers at higher risk of having an infant with birth defects.
Paxil is one of the best-selling of the most recent class of anti-depressants, known as SSRIs. The medications moderate chemical messengers in the brain by blocking the reabsorption of the neurotransmitter serotonin.
Other popular SSRI anti-depressants include Zoloft, Lexapro, Prozac and Celexa.
"This recent study by respected researchers showing that the use of Paxil and some other SSRI anti-depressants during pregnancy is associated with increased risks of miscarriage, birth defects, preterm birth, newborn behavioral syndrome, persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn and possible longer term neurobehavioral effects has caused families to contact us about their legal rights," said Resource4thePeople.
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