About our Paxil suicide staff

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About Our Paxil Suicide Staff

Baum Hedlund's staff has the experience and education to effectively investigate and resolve complex cases. Baum Hedlund attorneys have served on 17 different plaintiffs' steering committees (PSCs) that manage complex multi-district litigation (MDL). Several of these MDLs have involved pharmaceutical and drug manufacturer negligence.

Since 1990, Baum Hedlund has been litigating antidepressant-induced suicide/violence cases involving SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) such as Prozac, Zoloft and Paxil. Baum Hedlund attorneys served on the plaintiffs' steering committee in the first SSRI-suicide litigation involving Prozac (the first SSRI approved by the FDA for marketing in the U.S.).  The firm was also on the trial team of one of the few SSRI-induced suicide cases to go to trial, Forsyth v. Lilly in Hawaii. 

Baum Hedlund's team of attorneys and staff have been successful in defeating efforts by drug companies to dismiss cases on "preemption" grounds. (Drug companies routinely argue in pharmaceutical drug cases that they should be immune from liability for failing to warn about dangerous side effects associated with their drugs because the drugs were approved for use by the FDA, thus they should be "federally preempted" from liability.)  Baum Hedlund's preemption successes include such precedent-setting cases as Motus v. Pfizer and Witczak v. Pfizer.  

Baum Hedlund maintains a leadership role in antidepressant litigation and shares its knowledge and experience on a regular basis through seminars and articles. Baum Hedlund currently represents dozens of families and victims of suicide and suicide attempts related to Paxil, Lexapro/Celexa and Effexor.  The firm also represents children who have suffered heart defects as a result of their mother's ingestion of Paxil during pregnancy.  

Baum Hedlund’s staff includes attorneys from top law schools, the majority of whom have earned the highest attorney AV® rating and are listed in Martindale-Hubbell's Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, Aviation Counsel Magazine's list of Recommended High Flyers, Marquis Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in America and Who's Who in American Law. Inclusion in these publications is solely based on merit. The firm's long history of professional and educational excellence continues with each case entrusted to it.

The firm's staff, many of whom have worked together for over 25 years, stresses client orientation and service. We give our clients a toll-free number to make reaching us effortless. We consider prompt response to client communications one of our highest priorities. We recognize that representing our clients involves more than research and litigation: we provide extra care and attention to our clients' special needs and vulnerability. We pride ourselves in making communication with our clients the cornerstone of our practice. In fact, many of our clients remain in touch with us long after their cases have resolved.

We hope we exceed all of your expectations and that you give us the opportunity to do so.  

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