GSK to Pay $3M for Generic Paxil Suicide Lawsuit

Apr 21, 2017


Wendy Dolin sued GlaxoSmithKline over the death of her husband, who committed suicide after taking a generic version of the antidepressant Paxil, and was awarded $3 million.

The trial took place in federal court in Chicago in a lawsuit involving Stewart Dolin, a partner at Reed Smith LLP, who jumped in front of a commuter train in 2010 after taking a generic version of GSK's Paxil, according to a Reuters article.

GSK said in a statement that it was disappointed and planned to appeal. They said they should not be liable as they did not manufacture or market the medicine ingested by Dolin.

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