STORY FROM: Drugs & Medical Devices

Generic Paxil Suicide Case to Proceed to Trial in Illinois Federal Court

CHICAGO — An Illinois federal judge allowed a case in which a law firm partner committed suicide after ingesting the generic equivalent of GlaxoSmithKline’s Paxil (paroxetine) to proceed to trial.

According to a Jan. 12 docket entry, Judge James B. Zagel of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois entered and continued GSK’s recent motions for summary judgment, noting that they will not be resolved before trial.

In June 2010, Dolin, a partner at the Chicago law firm of Reed Smith, received a prescription for Paxil (paroxetine) from his doctor to treat work-related anxiety and depression. The ...

Associated Law Firms
Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman
Greenberg & Traurig
King & Spalding
Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti
Rapoport Law Offices
Swanson Martin & Bell

Associated Documents
Motions for Summary Judgment

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