A Vancouver lawyer involved with the suit against pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline isn’t ruling out more people signing onto the case.
David Moriarty, from the firm Rosenberg Law, says a proposed settlement of $6.2-million was reached in the class action that already involves around 50 mothers and their children.
Moriarty says this settlement, which has yet to be approved in the B.C. Supreme Court, was filed in 2008.
“It’s 2017, this was an incredibly hard fought battle, numerous trips not just to the Supreme Court, but also the Court of Appeal, and we feel that a settlement is in the best interest of our class members.”
Moriarty says part of the settlement included GlaxoSmithKline not admitting any liability for the number of cardiovascular defects in babies born to mothers who took Paxil during the first three months of pregnancy.