GlaxoSmithKline, Walgreen accused of negligence for allegedly selling Paxil to pregnant women

By Bree Gonzales | Sep 12, 2018

CHICAGO — A group of mothers are suing GlaxoSmithKline, which manufactured the antidepressant drug Paxil, and Walgreen Co., citing alleged strict liability.

Alexandria Hamilton, Deanna James and Kenneth West filed a complaint on Aug. 31 in Cook County Circuit Court, alleging the defendant companies failed to adequately warn of the alleged dangers of taking the drug paroxetine while pregnant.

According to the complaint, between 1998 and 2005, the mother plaintiffs were prescribed and used branded paroxetine, sold under the brand name Paxil, during their pregnancies, allegedly resulting in birth defects.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek an amount in excess of the court's jurisdictional requisite, costs of the action and such further relief as the court deems proper. They are represented by Kenneth Brennan, Tor A. Hoerman and Steven Davis of TorHoerman Law LLC in Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court Case number 2018L009501

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