Paxil Pediatric Settlement
Hoormann, et al. v. SmithKline Beecham Corp.
* * * The claiming period for this class action settlement has ended. * * *
If you ever purchased the antidepressant Paxil or Paxil CR for your child or ward, then you are entitled to recover the money you spent on the drug.
A class action lawsuit filed against SmithKline Beecham — the maker of Paxil — alleged that the drug company knew that Paxil was dangerous and ineffective when given to children under the age of 18. Although a settlement was reached in October 2006, that settlement was dramatically improved at a recent hearing. Under the terms of the revised settlement, if you ever purchased Paxil or Paxil CR for your child or ward, you are entitled to recover 100% of your documented out-of-pocket expenses. If you are unable to find documentation of your Paxil purchases, you can still recover up to $100.
You are a class member if:
Class members MUST submit a claim in order to receive compensation. The claims must be received by August 31, 2007. Submit a claim to receive the benefits you deserve (pdf).
If you do not have receipts from the Paxil or Paxil CR purchases:
If you do have receipts from the Paxil or Paxil CR purchases:
More Information and to Listen
Under the original settlement, class members without receipts would receive up to $15. After Public Citizen got involved, that amount rose to $100.
For more information, visit the settlement website or call 1-866-494-8404 (toll free).
To learn more about the case that brought about this settlement, visit Hoormann v. SmithKline Beecham Corporation.
For the media or for anyone interested, Public Citizen created a public service announcement. Listen to the mp3 here.