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Psychiatrist’s Opinions In Lexapro Suicide Case Valid, Federal Judge Says

Mealey's (July 17, 2015, 2:46 PM EDT) -- SALT LAKE CITY — A board-certified psychiatrist can testify as an expert witness for a woman alleging that a drugmaker failed to warn about the danger of suicide when taking the antidepressant drug Lexapro because he “is well qualified to testify about specific causation and his opinions are reliable,” a Utah federal judge held July 13 (Elaine J. Shipley v. Forest Laboratories, Inc., No. 1:06-cv-00048, D. Utah; 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 90699).

(Order and memorandum decision available. Document #30-150814-004Z.)

Specific Causation

After Elaine J. Shipley’s husband,...
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