GSK Scores Midtrial Dismissal Of Paxil Birth Defect Suit

Law360, Philadelphia (April 4, 2016, 4:51 PM EDT) -- GlaxoSmithKline PLC on Monday scored a midtrial dismissal of claims that its antidepressant Paxil caused cardiac birth defects as a Pennsylvania state judge ruled that the plaintiffs hadn’t presented sufficient evidence to support their case.

GSK moved for a nonsuit on Monday after the plaintiffs rested the nearly two-week-old case alleging the company's Paxil caused cardiac birth defects. (Credit: AP) Judge Kenneth Powell in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas granted GSK’s motion for compulsory nonsuit after ruling that physician Robert Kiehn had not testified...
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