Fetal Viability Rule Doesn't Nix Paxil Suit, Pa. Court Told

Law360, Philadelphia (June 4, 2013, 3:58 PM EDT) -- The attorney for a Pennsylvania woman suing GlaxoSmithKline over allegedly Paxil-related prenatal heart defects asked the state’s Superior Court to reinstate claims against the pharmaceutical giant Tuesday, contending that the trial court had erred in interpreting state law over fetal viability.

Joanne Thomas, who sued GSK predecessor SmithKline Beecham in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas in 2007 alleging that her Paxil intake was responsible for the death of her unborn fetus, also argued that the trial court had improperly concluded that the case was barred...
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