Paxil News

Widow’s Lawsuit Against GSK Alleges Weak Warning Label on Common Antidepressant

Justice has been served! $3 Million jury verdict against GSK in landmark generic Paxil suicide case NBC 5 News Chicago interviewed antidepressant lawyer, Brent Wisner, about the tragic suicide of prominent Chicago attorney Stewart Dolin. On July 15, 2010, Mr. Dolin took his life after taking the prescribed generic antidepressant [...]

By |2018-02-27T13:46:06-08:00May 28th, 2014|Paxil News, Pharma News, R. Brent Wisner|

Federal Judge Rejects GlaxoSmithKline’s Effort to Dismiss Paxil Suicide Case

Reasonable Jury Could Find That the Paxil Label Was Inadequate & Opinions of Plaintiff’s Expert Witnesses Are Reliable On Tuesday, March 30, 2010, Judge David F. Hamilton, sitting by assignment in the United States District Court, Southern District of Indiana, rejected GlaxoSmithKline’s (“GSK”) attempt to dismiss a case involving a [...]

By |2017-02-24T08:48:22-08:00March 30th, 2010|Paxil News, Pharma News|

Paxil Maker Loses Bid for Immunity from Suicidal Behavior Lawsuits

Seventh Circuit Rejects Preemption in a Baum Hedlund Antidepressant (Paxil) Suicide Case Summary: Paxil’s manufacturer, GlaxoSmithKline (Glaxo) has lost its bid for immunity from suicidal behavior lawsuits. A Federal Court of Appeals in Chicago rejected Glaxo’s attempt to throw out a case arising from the suicide of a 23-year-old university [...]

By |2018-02-27T14:03:19-08:00February 23rd, 2010|Paxil News, Pharma News, Press Releases, Bijan Esfandiari|

Court Denies GlaxoSmithKline Preemption in Tragic Paxil Suicide Attempt Case

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, August 7, 2009 -- A Wisconsin federal judge has denied GlaxoSmithKline’s claim of immunity from liability for a Paxil-induced injury case, allowing the plaintiffs product liability case to move forward. On March 17, 2004 Gary Forst, then 60, attempted suicide after two weeks of taking Paxil by slashing [...]

By |2018-02-27T14:06:58-08:00August 7th, 2009|Paxil News, Pharma News, Press Releases, Bijan Esfandiari|

Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Consumer Safety in Wyeth v. Levine

On Tuesday, March 4, 2009, the US Supreme Court ruled 6 to 3 in favor of a woman injured by Wyeth’s anti-nausea drug, Phenergan, stating that the company is not immune from liability based on the federal preemption defense. Federal Preemption is a recently developed defense used by drug manufacturers [...]

By |2018-02-27T14:50:24-08:00March 5th, 2009|Paxil News, Pharma News, Press Releases, Bijan Esfandiari|

Judge Approves $40 Million Settlement in Second Phase of National Pediatric Paxil Class Action – Insurance Companies to be Reimbursed

Minneapolis, Minnesota, October 1, 2008 – U.S. Judge Michael J. Davis of the District of Minnesota has approved the final settlement of $40M to reimburse insurance companies, as third-party payers, for their costs in insuring Paxil purchases paid for by the parents of minors prescribed Paxil or Paxil CR. Baum, [...]

By |2018-04-19T14:49:43-07:00October 2nd, 2008|Paxil News, Pharma News, Press Releases|

Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman Achieves Third Preemption Win This Year on Behalf of Their Clients in a Paxil Suicide Case

Jake Garrison Philadelphia, Pennsylvania -- A federal judge in Pennsylvania ruled on Friday, August 29, 2008, that a lawsuit filed by the parents of a 16-year-old New Jersey boy who committed suicide while taking Paxil is not preempted by federal law, as Paxil’s manufacturer, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), had hoped. [...]

By |2016-10-17T11:55:39-07:00September 3rd, 2008|Paxil News, Pharma News|

Federal Judge Reverses Preemption Ruling in Indiana Paxil Suicide Case

Indianapolis, Indiana: A federal judge from Indiana has reversed his prior opinion wherein he dismissed a Paxil suicide case based on federal preemption grounds in re Tucker v. SmithKline Beecham, Corp., dba GlaxoSmithKline Case No. 1:04-cv-1748-DFH-WTL. Attorneys representing the plaintiff had filed a motion asking the court to reconsider its preemption [...]

By |2016-10-17T11:55:41-07:00July 19th, 2008|Paxil News, Pharma News|

Baum Hedlund Wins Key Preemption Ruling in Collins Paxil Suicide Case

On March 12, 2008, a Philadelphia judge denied Paxil manufacturer, GlaxoSmithKline’s (GSK) motion to dismiss the claims of a family whose husband and father committed suicide while taking Paxil, in Collins v. SmithKline Beecham, d/b/a GlaxoSmithKline. The Honorable Allan L. Tereshko, Coordinating Judge, Complex Litigation Program, in the Court of Common [...]

By |2016-10-17T11:55:43-07:00March 12th, 2008|Paxil News, Pharma News|