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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Risperdal Walks the Legal Line


Image Credit: David Andrew Copeland With more than 15,000 Risperdal lawsuits out there, the legal team at pharmaceutical giant Johnson and Johnson (J&J) has been busy addressing the drug’s side effects this year. Chief among them is gynecomastia, a condition that afflicts young males with enlarged breast tissue due to an increase in estrogen levels.…

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