Abdominal Birth Defects
Recently the use of Paxil during pregnancy has been linked to abdominal birth defects such as Omphalocoele. Omphalocoele is a type of abdominal wall defect in which the intestines, liver and often other organs remain outside of the abdomen in a sac. This is a result of a defect in the muscles of the abdominal wall.
If you are taking or have taken Paxil in the past and believe the drug has caused side effects such as a birth defect like Omphalocele, contact us today to discuss your legal rights. Time is limited to file a lawsuit.
Omphalocele is a congenital birth malformation in which some or all of the abdominal contents protrude into the base of the umbilical cord and are outside the body at birth. Once the infant is born, stabilization must immediately occur prior to surgery. Once the baby is doing well, surgery may be performed to create a cavity within the abdomen to accommodate the intestinal contents. This process sometimes takes as long as ten days to complete due to space issues within the abdominal cavity.