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First Paxil lawsuit in plaintiff's favor
It's unclear what the jury's finding of negligence means to future cases. No punitive damages were awarded.
By Miriam Hill
Inquirer Staff Writer
Posted on Sun, Oct. 18, 2009
Negligent, but not outrageous.
Those words cost GlaxoSmithKline P.L.C. a $2.5 million judgment - but ruled out additional, punitive damages, in a Philadelphia courtroom last week. The case was the first of about 600 lawsuits to go to trial on claims that the company's Paxil antidepressant caused birth defects in children whose mothers took the drug during pregnancy.
Legal experts saw the 10-2 jury decision as a big win for plaintiffs in the remaining cases, even though the jurors awarded only compensatory damages to Michelle David of Bensalem. The jury found that Paxil had caused heart problems in David's 3-year-old son, Lyam Kilker, who required several surgeries after his birth to fix his heart.
Jurors linked Lyam's problems to Paxil and said Glaxo had been negligent in not properly warning David's doctor of the drug's risk, but they did not find the London company's behavior outrageous, which would have been necessary to award punitive damages.