Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. was sued by the family of a woman who claims that the company’s Serzone antidepressant caused her death. Cassie Jo Geisenhof, 19, was prescribed Serzone for depression in March 2000 when she was 115, according to her family’s lawsuit filed today in state Supreme Court in New York. Three months later, her liver failed and she received a transplant that her body rejected. She died April 12. Bristol-Myers faces 179 other Serzone lawsuits, the drug maker said in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission on May 10. A hearing on whether to group the claims in a class action will be held in federal court later this year.



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