7th Circ. Rules Paxil Suicide Case Not Preempted

Law360, New York (February 23, 2010, 2:57 PM EST) -- A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that federal law does not preempt the state law claims of parents who sued SmithKline Beecham Corp. after their daughter committed suicide while taking Paxil, allowing the case to head to trial.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit reversed a district court's decision in 2008 to grant SmithKline summary judgment because the plaintiffs' state law allegations that SmithKline failed to adequately warn about Paxil's suicide risk on its label were preempted by federal law.

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