VANDERWERF v. SMITHKLINE BEECHAM CORPORATION — (Leagle)Tuesday, April 27th, 2010SSRI Ed note: Man is prescribed Paxil, no warning about adults, he commits suicide, court refuses to acknowledge connection to death.
Report: Man Killed Family Due To Money Issues, Depression — (WPBF 25)Saturday, March 13th, 2010SSRI Ed note: Man on Zoloft, Xanax kills family, is convicted, later realizes that the drugs were responsible for his suicidal, distorted thinking, sues docs, drug co.
Over Six Hundred and Counting: Paxil Birth Defect Cases — (Dissent Voice)Monday, March 8th, 2010
Chantix is a "Loaded Gun" — (LawyersandSettlements.com)Tuesday, June 30th, 2009
Ruling reopens drug lawsuits—(MJ True Jersey)Sunday, May 3rd, 2009SSRI Ed note: Man takes Paxil for 8 days, becomes agitated and paranoid, kills himself, GSK makes confidential settlement of lawsuit.
Psychiatrist Not Liable to Patient's Victims, Rules Calif. Appeals Court—(Law.com)Saturday, April 11th, 2009
Psychiatrist Not Liable to Patient’s Victims, Rules Calif. Appeals Court—(Law.com)Saturday, April 11th, 2009
Woman claims doctor’s alleged negligence caused husband’s suicide — (The St Clair Record)Tuesday, January 6th, 2009SSRI Ed note: Man anxious over PSA test, 2nd test OK, doc puts him on Celexa anyway, anxiety continues, he suffers falls, it is stopped, he dies by suicide. Widow sues.
Sean Levert, denied medication, hallucinated for hours before he died in jail — (The Cleveland Plain Dealer)Tuesday, November 11th, 2008SSRI Ed note: Singer addicted to Xanax has pills removed in jail, officials watch as he hallucinates, suffers horribly and dies of withdrawal. Wife files lawsuit.
Local woman seeks legal action against drug maker — (North Peel News)Monday, November 10th, 2008SSRI Ed note: Mom suies GSK for birth defects caused by Paxil, not acknowledged when she was taking the drug during pregnancy.
Federal Judge Rules Against GSK and Allows Teenage Paxil Suicide Case to Go to Trial — (Baum Hedlund)Thursday, October 2nd, 2008SSRI Ed note: Grieving parents sue GSK after Paxil causes their teenage son to commit suicide.
JUDGE RULES AGAINST GSK–TEEN PAXIL SUICIDE CASE GOES TO TRIAL — (Lawyers and Settlements)Saturday, September 6th, 2008SSRI Ed note: Family of boy who died by suicide on Paxil can proceed with lawsuit because u.s. District court rules preemption does not apply.
FDA News, Drug Daily Bulletin: Litigators Set Sights on Chantix — (FDA News)Tuesday, July 15th, 2008SSRI Ed note: Man starts Chantix (similar to SSRI) for smoking cessation, dies by violent suicide less that 3 months later. His widow sues Pfizer.
Former nurse sues GP for up to £100k — (Northampton Chronicle & Echo)Saturday, July 12th, 2008SSRI Ed note: Woman sues G.P. who prescribes her 9 medications for her depression, turning her into a "zombie" for 2 years.
Utah Supreme Court Rules Medical Arbitration Agreement Doesn’t Prevent Suit By Decedent’s Wife — (Red Orbit)Monday, June 30th, 2008SSRI Ed note: Depressed man commits suicide after physician ups his antideressant dose. Utah Supreme Court holds wife is entitled to sue for wrongful death.
Lancs women sue over ‘sunshine’ pill — (The Lancashire Evening Post)Monday, June 2nd, 2008SSRI Ed note: Group of women sue GSK over horrific side effects and withdrawal problems from taking Paxil / Seroxat.
Forciea sues ex-psychotherapist, claiming misdiagnosis — (The Star Tribune)Saturday, May 17th, 2008SSRI Ed note: Prominent sports marketer and political mastermind is prescribed Wellbutrin, he inexplicably turns to fraud, loses everthing, thinks he is bipolar.
Ex-firefighter sues Bethlehem over firing, substance abuse — (The Patriot-News)Saturday, May 17th, 2008SSRI Ed note: Firefighter experiences work stress, takes Lexapro, Xanax, loses ability to get along and to cope, starts to abuse alcohol, is demoted. Sues.
Antidepressant drug Zoloft made girl ‘suicidal’ — (The Australian)Thursday, March 20th, 2008SSRI Ed note: Stressed teen prescribed Zoloft for insomnia, takes it 5 days, has "complete mental breakdown" attempts suicide twice. Mum launches lawsuit.
Baum Hedlund Wins Key Preemption Ruling in Collins Paxil Suicide Case — (Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman)Monday, March 17th, 2008SSRI Ed note: Happily married father prescribed Paxil by gastroenterologist (reason unclear), gets dose increases in 2 weeks, kills himself 2 weeks later. Family sues,
City women suing over ‘addiction’ to pills — (The Scotsman)Thursday, January 31st, 2008SSRI Ed note: Two women sue GSK over damaging withdrawal effects of Seroxat/Paxil/paroxetine. 500 other litigants make same claim.
CITY BUSINESS ACE TO SUE DRUG GIANT OVER MEDICINE — (The Press and Journal)Tuesday, January 29th, 2008SSRI Ed note: Young entrepreneur of the year for Scotland sues GSK over damage caused to him, and others, by Seroxat (Paxil or paroxetine).
School district cited in suit over suicide — (The News Tribune)Saturday, January 5th, 2008SSRI Ed note: Anxious teen prescribed Lexapro, gets worse, dose doubled, she shoots and kills herself. Parents sue Forest Labs, Co lies about drug causing suicidality.
Suicide prompts lawsuit — (Bucks County Courier Times)Friday, July 27th, 2007SSRI Ed note: Depressed man released from hospital still feeling suicidal, with Prozac and just-increased dose of Effexor. He commits suicide. Wife sues.
GILES v. WYETH, INC. — (Leagle)Wednesday, July 18th, 2007SSRI Ed note: Widow sues Wyeth when Effexor causes her husband to commit suicide. Wyeth files motion to dismiss, judge denies it.
Lawsuit: Drug caused son’s suicide — (NYI Times)Wednesday, June 13th, 2007SSRI Ed note: Teen on Paxil dies by suicide, GSK's Andrew Bayman trots out usual lie that depression caused death, med did not have time to take effect. It did.
Anti-depressants could backfire for teens — (KHOU 11)Tuesday, May 8th, 2007SSRI Ed note: Teen given Lexapro to deal with normal emotions hangs herself 6 weeks after starting the drug. Recognizing tragedy's cause, father plans to sue.
Woman sues drug company over husband’s suicide — (MyWebPal News)Wednesday, April 25th, 2007SSRI Ed note: Man takes Paxil for one week, doctor doubles dosage, the next day he jumps in front of a train, killing himself. Widow plans to sue Smithkline Beecham.
White Plains woman sues doctors, drugmakers over husband’s suicide — (The Lohud Journal-News)Thursday, March 29th, 2007SSRI Ed note: Man prescribed Paxil and Risperdal jumps off a bridge. Widow sues GSK.
MD’s family files suit over post-discharge suicide — (CBC)Wednesday, January 24th, 2007SSRI Ed note: Psychiatrist takes M.D. patient off her depression medications "to get a clear diagnosis", she commits suicide.
ACKERMANN v. WYETH PHARMACEUTICALS — (Leagle)Tuesday, October 17th, 2006SSRI Ed note: Man takes Celexa, changes physicians, takes Effexor, dislikes it, switches back to Celexa, dies by suicide. \Lawsuit disallowed on legal technical grounds.
Baum Hedlund Files Lawsuit Against Paxil-Maker on Behalf of Child Born with Severe Heart Defects — (Pharma Live)Friday, July 28th, 2006SSRI Ed note: Baby born with heart defect after mother takes Paxil during pregnancy.
Supreme Court Rules: Psychiatrist may be sued in death — (Asbury Park Press)Thursday, July 27th, 2006SSRI Ed note: Woman prescribed Prozac becomes suicidal and unstable. Wellbutrin added, Prozac dose upped, Lithium added. She commits suicide. Husband sues doctor.
Suit blames bipolar depression drug for suicides — (Monterey Herald)Wednesday, July 26th, 2006SSRI Ed note: Brothers, 27 and 24, both on Lexapro, both commit suicide, within 17 months of each other. Parents sue Forest Labs.
Prozac: Generic version is target of lawsuit — (Indy Star)Sunday, April 2nd, 2006SSRI Ed note: Policeman on fluoxetine hears voices, shoots and kills himself, widow files lawsuit.
Parents Sue Online Pharmacy, Doctor — (San Jose Mercury News)Friday, March 10th, 2006SSRI Ed note: Top high school debater in the US orders fluoxetine (Prozac) online, commits suicide. Parents sue doctor and internet site.
FDA Forgot a few ADHD Drug Related Deaths and Injuries — (Lawyers and Settlements)Wednesday, February 15th, 2006SSRI Ed note: Ritalin and other stimulants can be deadly just like SSRIs. The FDA understates the damage caused by psychoactive drugs.
Douglas Richardson v. Glaxosmithkline — (United States District Court, W.D. Tennessee)Monday, January 30th, 2006SSRI Ed note: Paxil makes man suicidal but lawsuit fails because of lack of proof of causality between the drug and the suicide attempts. Took other A/D as well.
Teen peril prompts legal fight — (Chicago Tribune)Sunday, January 29th, 2006SSRI Ed note: Teen, 17, on Prozac re: parents' divorce, tells doctor about voices telling her to kill herself. He increases dose, she attempts suicide, disabled. Lawsuit.
‘Physical’ — (New York Times)Sunday, January 29th, 2006SSRI Ed note: Author's son given Effexor and Paxil for depression dies, implication is suicide, he sues.
Local teen, parents sue drug makers, Allege anti-depressants led to girl’s suicide try — (Morris Daily Herald)Saturday, December 17th, 2005SSRI Ed note: Teen, 17, takes either Cymbalta or Prozac, hangs herself, is rescued but permanently disabled. Parents sue Eli Lilly.
Lawsuit Filed In Case Of Suicide After Paxil Use — (The Chattanoogan)Monday, November 28th, 2005SSRI Ed note: Teen, 16 with behavioural problems given drugs, 4 years later takes Paxil and shoots himself in the head in his grandmother's driveway. Lawsuit filed.
Lawsuit over MIT student’s death raises the tragic question: Did she intend to kill herself? — (The Bryan Times)Thursday, September 8th, 2005SSRI Ed note: Teen, 19, has serious problems following visit to psychiatrist, takes Celexa, Ativan, suicidal, O/Ds, drinks, burns herself to death. Parents sue wrong entity.
Antidepressant led to man’s suicide — (Lincoln Journal Star)Thursday, August 25th, 2005SSRI Ed note: Man prescribed Zoloft to feel better after prostate surgery commits suicide, family sue Pfizer. Pfizer executives misrepresent Zoloft safety and efficacy.
Family: Antidepressant led to man’s suicide — (Lincoln Journal Star)Wednesday, August 24th, 2005SSRI Ed note: Man prescribed Zoloft after prostate surgery commits suicide, totally out of character. Family realizes it was the drug, son files a lawsuit.
Pills prescribed by psychiatrists have triggered safety concerns — (Omaha.com)Monday, May 16th, 2005SSRI Ed note: Teen, 16, on Paxil and boy 11 on Zoloft and Effexor commit suicide. Parents seek lawsuit. Psychiatrists spout inaccurate pharma marketing hype.
Davis family’s drug suit part of class action — (RRSTAR.com)Tuesday, April 26th, 2005SSRI Ed note: Man, 77, never warned about withdrawal from Paxil commits suicide. His wife files a lawsuit, becomes part of class action.
The gift of life that keeps on giving — (The News & Advance)Saturday, April 9th, 2005SSRI Ed note: Pediatrician prescribes girl, 14, Paxil for moodiness. She commits suicide, her father who was never warned figures out it was the meds, files a lawsuit.
VA pharmacist treated troubled man — (The Tennessean)Monday, March 7th, 2005SSRI Ed note: VA pharmacist prescribes Zoloft to man, his mental state worsens, she ups the dose, he goes on a shooting spree. No deaths, he gets 8-yr prison sentence.
Doctor Sued After Orlean Suicide — (Cape Cod Online)Thursday, January 27th, 2005SSRI Ed note: Doctor keeps trying different SSRIs for woman upset about broken ankle, none work but he keeps medicating her until she commits suicide. Husband sues.