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Hissey Kientz Launches Paxil Microsite

Stem congratulates our client, product injury firm Hissey Kientz LLP on the launch of their new microsite for their Paxil Birth Defects practice.

The new website explains that the antidepressant Paxil has been linked to an increased risk of birth defects in the children of women who take the drug while pregnant. In 2005, the Food and Drug Administration warned that women who take Paxil during pregnancy are twice as likely to have children with major birth defects as those who are prescribed other antidepressants. The site details the types of Paxil birth defects that have been seen, including atrial and ventricular septal defects, or holes in the walls of the chambers of the heart, with symptoms sometimes so severe that they required surgery. Research has also shown an increased risk of persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN). Children born with PPHN suffer from circulatory problems that can lead to respiratory failure shortly after birth.

The site also highlights serious Paxil side effects and information about Paxil lawsuits, and is frequently updated with news about Paxil and legal settlements.

Visit the Paxil Birth Defects site at for more information.

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