A widow who sued a pharmaceutical company because of the suicide of her husband, received $ 3 million
American accused the pharmaceutical company after her husband committed suicide. She won the case – the jury decided that the company should pay her 3 million dollars.
Stewart Valley (Stewart Dolin), husband of Wendy Dolin (Wendy Dolin), 15 July 2010 came on the road in front of the train CTA Blue Line. He was taking paroxetine, the drug from depression and anxiety, and his widow claimed in her suit that the firm GlaxoSmithKline did not warn the doctor her husband about the increased risk of suicidal behavior, and this is what led to his death.
GlaxoSmithKline makes Paxil, the branded version of paroxetine. Although Stewart Dolin took the original form, the jury decided that a pharmaceutical company is responsible for the fact that the drugs are identical and have the same markings. Therefore, the firm was obliged to warn patients about side effects.
Stewart Dolin was a corporate lawyer and partner in the law firm Reed Smith. He was 57 years old. Wendy Dolin called the verdict “a great day for consumers”. “For me it’s not just the money, it’s always been an awareness of health problems and the public should know about it,” she said after the verdict was announced in Federal court.