Fortitude Law & the Seroxat Group Action in the UK

It’s been going on far too long – and it’s not over yet.

I’m talking about the High Court action against GlaxoSmithKline that is being taken by a group of UK patients who are determined to finally have their day in court confronting GlaxoSmithKline.

It’s a long story and goes back 10 years or more. It’s also a complicated story and one which I am sure will be told in full one day.

You can find the full details of the Seroxat Group Action here at the Fortitude Law website:

Following the halt of the Seroxat Group Action in 2010 when public funding was withdrawn, Claimants determined to continue with their claims for compensation have turned to Fortitude Law. We are now set to return to Court and confront GlaxoSmithKline (UK) Ltd. with evidence of the harm they suffered as a consequence of having become dependent upon the antidepressant, Seroxat. Fortitude Law is working with Counsel Jacqueline Perry QC and Niazi Fetto, 2 Temple Garden Chambers, London to represent 105 Claimants in their High Court claims.

Patients were reassured by their GPs that unlike other antidepressants, they would be able to stop taking Seroxat whenever they wanted. Instead, over 6,000 individuals advised their GPs that each time they reduced their dose they suffered bizarre and debilitating symptoms not previously experienced. These symptoms often included impulsive suicidal thoughts, thoughts of self harm and uncharacteristic aggressive behavior. Their withdrawal symptoms were so severe that the only way they could be avoided was to return to their previous daily dose. 

To see the genesis of this litigation, which first commenced with the BBC’s Panorama Programme ‘Secrets of Seroxat’ first shown in 2002, visit news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/panorama/2310197.stm

 

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2 Responses to “Fortitude Law & the Seroxat Group Action in the UK”

  1. truthman30 Says:

    Reblogged this on GSK : Licence To (K) ill (Documenting GSK And Seroxat) and commented:
    Seroxat Secrets and Fortitude Law

  2. Angela Bielak Says:

    Please can some one help me I started taking seroxat in 1992 and stopped taking it in October last year try many times to come off it but never won there r many things wrong with me physically and now mentally the Dr gave it to me because I suffered with ocd I have searched many web sites to see if people r going through the same thing as me there r some things the same but there is a lot that is different I am so disconnect to every thing and it feels like I have dementia there just the tip of the iceberg it’s like I have been in a coma but awake my memory is so poor its like big chunks of my life is missing when I stopped taking seroxat my 3 kids have grown up and I can’t remember them growing up they feel like strangers can any one help and tell me what damage they cause physically and mentally because now my body has problems please need help sos


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