Major Lawsuits

Supreme Court Ruling Affects Drug Lawsuit Plaintiffs

Drug Lawsuits

A June Supreme Court ruling is likely to change significantly the opportunities available to prospective drug lawsuit plaintiffs. In an 8-1 ruling in BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB CO. v. SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY, ET AL. the Supreme Court ruled that either the individual plaintiff or the defendant corporation must have a significant connection to the…

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Disclosure: Johnson and Johnson Product Liability Claims

Talcum Powder Litigation: J&J Logo

Johnson and Johnson product liability claims are described in detail in the company’s quarterly report filed with the SEC and released earlier this month. The company declines to put losses on its balance sheet “until a loss is determined to be probable and can be reasonably estimated.” According to Johnson and Johnson: The most significant…

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Talcum Powder Litigation Award Set In California

talcum powder litigation update

Talcum powder litigation reached a new high point yesterday when a California jury awarded a plaintiff a $417 million award in a suit connecting talcum to ovarian cancer. The court ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay the record sum to Eva Escheverria, a 63 year old medical receptionist, who had used Johnson’s Baby Powder on…

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Opioid Drug Lawsuits Continue to Target Manufacturers

Drug Lawsuits

South Carolina and the cities of Birmingham, Alabama and Cincinnati, Ohio have become the latest state and cities to file opioid drug lawsuits. The city lawsuits allege that opioid manufacturers flooded states and municipalities with suspiciously large orders of drugs like oxycodone and hydrocodone. Birmingham and Cincinnati have filed suit against McKesson Corp., Cardinal Health and AmerisourceBergen…

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Business as Usual After Martin Shkreli Conviction

There was a lot of hand wringing when so-called “Pharma Bro” Martin Shkreli was charged with 8 counts of wire and securities fraud in late 2015. Shkreli you may recall was the former wunderkind executive of Turing Pharmaceutical who decided to increase the price of the anti HIV/AIDS drug Daraprim by more than 5000% in…

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Panel Denies Centralized Litigation for Heater-Cooler Victims

heater-cooler infections

A request to centralize heater-cooler lawsuits in the United States has been denied by the country’s Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation. The decision forces plaintiffs to continue their cases on an individual basis in courts around the country, rather than joining together for a single verdict. Litigation against contaminated LivaNova heater-cooler devices has been on…

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Liability for Cerebral Palsy Caused by Medical Negligence

care during pregnancy

Cerebral palsy (CP) is a devastating neurological condition that affects around 8,000 newborns and infants in the U.S. every year. Because the disorder develops as the brain is forming, it is often related to a prior brain injury, including complications during pregnancy or birth. Unfortunately, cerebral palsy caused by medical negligence is one of the…

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