Jury Awards $11.9 Million in Paxil Suicide Case

Peter R. Breggin MD is the Psychiatric Expert In one of the largest awards of its kind in an antidepressant-related suicide case, on September 15, 2016, a jury awarded $11.9 million to the family of Mumun Barbaros who killed himself in jail after a psychiatrist restarted him on Paxil (paroxetine). The defendant was PrimeCare and […]

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$700,000 Tardive Dyskinesia Settlement

  Dr. Peter Breggin was the medical expert in a tardive dyskinesia (TD) case that settled out of court for $700,000 in May 2014. The identity of the doctor and the plaintiff cannot be released. Large medical malpractice settlements are extremely rare in the locality of the case. Dr. Breggin has been an expert in […]

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$1.5 Million Award in Child Tardive Dyskinesia Malpractice Dr. Peter Breggin Testified as the Psychiatric Expert

February 11, 2014   On February 11, 2014 a Chicago jury awarded $1.5 million to an autistic child who developed a severe case of tardive dyskinesia and tardive akathisia while being treated by psychiatrists with Risperdal and then Zyprexa between 2002 and 2007. The drug-induced disorder was diagnosed when he was fifteen years old and […]

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More reasons not to take psychiatric drugs

It’s now well known that the newer antidepressants like Prozac, Paxil, Zoloft and Celexa cause suicidal thoughts and behavior, and can worsen depression. Psychiatric drugs sustained another blow when the FDA recently declared that yet another group of these chemical agents causes the very problems that the drugs are supposed to treat. This time the […]

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Antidepressant-induced suicidality and violence: more about deception than science

Report Presented at the September 14, 2004 Press Conference Sponsored by the Alliance for Human Research Protection (AHRP) at the FDA Public Hearing on Antidepressants and Suicide. Antidepressant-Induced Suicidality and Violence: More About Deception than Science Observations Made at the FDA Hearings Press Conference, September 14, 2004 By Peter R. Breggin, M.D. The FDA is […]

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The Proven Dangers of Antidepressants

by Peter R. Breggin, M.D. On March 22 the FDA issued an extraordinary “Public Health Advisory” that cautioned about the risks associated with the whole new generation of antidepressants including Prozac and its knock offs, Zoloft, Paxil, Luvox, Celexa, and Lexapro, as well as Wellbutrin, Effexor, Serzone, and Remeron. The warning followed a public hearing […]

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