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SCOTUS decision could mean new hearing for widow's suit vs GSK over suicide of lawyer taking generic Paxil
A federal appeals court in Chicago could be tasked with taking another look at its previous decision undoing a jury verdict ordering drug maker GSK to pay $3 million to the widow of a Chicago lawyer who committed suicide after taking the generic equivalent of a widely prescribed antidepressant drug.
According to an article written by David Christian for The Circuit Rider, The U.S. Supreme Court reversed a Third Circuit Court of Appeals "structured dismissal" ruling in which former Jevic Holding Corp. truck drivers fought being left out of a settlement in the company's Chapter 11 bankruptcy case
The U.S. Supreme Court has decided to wade into the contentious question over whether a pharmaceutical company can be held liable for failing to warn consumers and doctors of a drug’s potential effects, potentially portending significant implications for a $3 million verdict a jury awarded to the widow of a Chicago lawyer who committed suicide in the Loop after taking the generic version of an antidepressant drug.