Birth Defect Case Updates

Recording Date: December 17, 2009
Duration: 78 minutes

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Agenda and Speakers

• Historical overview of other Paxil-related injuries and litigations
• The alleged birth defects associated with Paxil
• FDA’s response and advisories regarding Paxil and birth defects
• Analysis of the relevant studies:
– GSK’s retrospective analysis and its finding
– Pharmacoepidemology and Drug Safety study and its findings
• The number of cases pending and damage projections
• Theories of liability, assessing case strengths and weaknesses, and distinguishing from other preexisting conditions
• The recent verdict & what it means to this litigation
• Analysis of the defenses raised: the FDA defense, the causation defense and jury reaction to GSK’s liability

Ronald Goldman, Esq., Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman, P.C., Los Angeles
Jamie Sheller, Esq., Sheller, P.C., Philadelphia
Sean Tracey, Esq., Tracey Law Firm, Houston