Transposition of the Great Vessels Causes

Transposition of the Great Vessels or Transposition of the Great Arteries (TGA) is a congenital heart defect in which the two major arteries that make the heart function are switched.  The pulmonary artery, which carries blood to the lungs to obtain oxygen and the aorta, which transfers oxygen-rich blood into the body, are the two [...]

Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) Causes

This particular congenital heart defect is actually by definition a combination of four heart abnormalities that are present at birth, although (also by definition) only three of them need be present.  There are interrelating causes for the development of these malformations, with one thought to be the primary cause for the others, although medical experts [...]

Craniosynostosis & Paxil

Few things can be as crippling to living a happy, healthy life as dealing with severe depression or anxiety. This is where SSRI medications can help. Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors work by increasing the amount of serotonin produced by the brain, a chemical that is responsible for maintaining proper mental balance. For many people, these [...]

Paxil Settlements

Paxil has been on the market for nearly twenty years, one of the most popular selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) medications ever developed.  Over the course of its history there have been several controversies over the safety of these medications in general and of Paxil in particular.  There have been clinical studies that have established [...]

Paxil Lawsuit Lawyer in Arizona

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Find a Paxil Lawsuit Lawyer in Alabama

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Ohio Paxil Lawsuit & Lawyer Help

The SSRI antidepressant Paxil has been on the market since 1993 and during most of that time has been one of the top five selling antidepressants of its type.  Over the last decade there have been two studies that have linked the use of Paxil and other SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) medications to birth [...]

Black Box Warning

The term “Black Box Warning” refers to a formal step in the FDA oversight process for medications that are currently on the market in the United States.  The agency monitors reports of adverse events with each approved medication, and when patterns emerge of possible problems associated with a particular medication’s use, they may take one [...]

Limb Defects Causes

The FDA has associated Paxil with birth defects since at least 2005.  In that year the agency issued a Public Health Advisory notifying healthcare professionals and the public about recently completed research.  That data showed that pregnant women who took Paxil during the first trimester of pregnancy were up to twice as likely to give [...]

Bicoronal Synostosis (Brachycephaly) Causes

Bicoronal synostosis, or brachycephaly, is one of several conditions that develop due to premature fusing of the sutures in a person’s skull.  Babies are born with skulls that are not completely fused, but in fact have several; “sutures” or unjoined seams that allow for rapid growth of the brain and some facial features prior to [...]

Coronal Synostosis (Anterior Plagiocephaly) Causes

Coronal synostosis is a form of craniosynostosis, a term used to refer to congenital birth defects that involve improper fusing of the “sutures,” or seams that connect the sections of the cranium in a newborn.  These fibrous sutures close over various periods of time as the infant grows to adulthood.  Some close within months of [...]

Sagittal Synostosis (Scaphocephaly) Causes

Sagittal Synostosis is one of several forms of craniosynostosis, a congenital birth defect that is characterized by premature closure of the gaps, or “sutures” between the sections of a newborn’s cranium.  Babies are born with fibrous seams between the six sections of the cranium that are designed to allow for growth of the cranium and [...]