Paxil Class Action and Finding a Paxil Lawyer

Paxil is a drug that is thought to have dangerous side effects and withdrawal symptoms. It is also believed that Paxil, when prescribed to children, can be ineffective and even increase the risk of suicidal tendencies. If you or your child has been prescribed Paxil and you think that either of you run the risk of these adverse side-effects, then you might consider joining hundreds who have contacted Paxil lawyers and who have filed a Paxil class action suit. Paxil, which is manufactured by SmithKline Beecham, was launched in the United States at the end of 1992. Paxil is classed as a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) type drug and was the third of its kind to be produced for the treatment of depression. Prozac was the first SSRI-type drug to hit the market in 1988 and since then, there has been substantial controversy surrounding the question whether SSRIs (such as Paxil) can cause violent and suicidal tendencies.

On 19th June, 2003, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a statement that it had been reviewing reports of a possible link between suicidal thoughts and attempts in children under the age of 18, with those using the Paxil drug for treatment against depression. At a similar time, the United Kingdom Department of Health issued a press release in which it stated that Paxil should not be used in children under 18 due to the increased number of incidences of self-harm and suicidal behavior in those taking the drug.

If the FDA and other such bodies have issued warnings against the drug, what rights do parents have to file for Paxil class action suits? The reason is that there have been reports that SmithKline Beecham had known for years of the potential risk of suicidal behavior and increased thoughts of self-harm in children taking the drug. It is also believed that the manufacturing company failed to warn of the serious side-effects and withdrawal hardships that patients would experience when taking the drug.

If you or your loved ones have been taking Paxil and feel that you have been mislead by the manufacturing company and the health authorities, now is the time to find a Paxil lawyer and to consider filing a Paxil class action suit. The shocking statistics indicate that as many as 75% of doctors and physicians are unaware of the adverse side effects of Paxil, and they continue to prescribe this drug to unsuspecting parents and children!

If you think that violent thoughts, suicidal attempts or erratic behavior on your or your child’s part might be linked to taking Paxil, then you have the right to approach a Paxil lawyer. By finding a Paxil lawyer who is experienced in this type of class action suit and who knows how to handle the bureaucracy involved in facing a giant conglomeration such as SmithKline Beecham, you could save yourself years of aggravation. Stand up for your rights and you could save your loved one’s life. Don’t become a statistic!

Nick Johnson is a personal injury attorney and lead counsel with Johnson Law Group, a personal injury law firm with principal offices located in Houston, Texas. Mr. Johnson represents injured people in injury cases and matters involving the drug Paxil. For a free case evaluation, contact Johnson Law Group and its Paxil attorneys at 1-888-311-5522 or visit for more information.

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