A Louisiana woman has filed suit against GSK, the manufacturer of the anti-depressant drug Paxil, after discovering it could be the cause of her child's birth defects.
Andrea and Brad Frischhertz, individually and on behalf of their minor child, filed suit against SmithKline Beecham Corp. doing business as GlaxoSmithKline July 1 in Jefferson Parish District Court.
GlaxoSmithKline removed the case to federal court in New Orleans on July 29.
Andrea Frischhertz was allegedly prescribed the drug to treat depression during her pregnancy in 2004-2005. She claims she questioned her doctor regarding the risks associated with taking the drug and was assured that Paxil was safe for use during