Reed Smith Atty's Widow Loses $3M GSK Verdict On Appeal

By Diana Novak Jones (August 22, 2018, 4:06 PM EDT) -- The Seventh Circuit ruled in favor of GlaxoSmithKline on Wednesday in the drug company's appeal of a $3 million jury award to the widow of a Reed Smith LLP partner who committed suicide while taking a generic version of Paxil, saying federal law barred the pharmaceutical company from adding a warning about the risk of suicide in adults.

The Seventh Circuit reversed judgment for Wendy Dolin in her wrongful death suit against GlaxoSmithKline. (AP)

In the long-awaited ruling, the appellate court said Wendy Dolin's state law claims against GSK were totally preempted because there was no way for the company to...

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