J & J faces thousands of Risperdal lawsuits
Posted in Drug & Medical Devices on November 11, 2015
More than 5,000 lawsuits have been filed against Johnson & Johnson for failure to warn doctors and consumers that Risperdal can cause boys to grow large breasts, a condition known as gynecomastia. Risperdal Litigation At least 1,500 Risperdal cases have been consolidated in Pennsylvania on behalf of individuals who allege the drug caused excessive male breast...
Jury Awards $9 Billion in Actos Litigation
Posted in Drug & Medical Devices on April 9, 2014
In one of the largest jury awards in U.S. history, the manufacturers of the diabetes treatment Actos® were ordered to pay $1.5 million in compensatory damages and $9 billion in punitive damages over hidden cancer risks. According to court documents, a federal court jury found that pharmaceutical giants Takeda and Eli Lilly acted with...
Mass Torts and Class Action Suits
Posted in Drug & Medical Devices on January 22, 2014
Most of the things we purchase are safe. Unfortunately, however, sometimes a defective product, drug, or medical device causes consumers to suffer an injury. In the U.S., when many people are harmed by the same defendant (or group of defendants), depending on the circumstances, individual lawsuits may be grouped together. Learn the Lingo ...