New York defense attorneys were having a good laugh back in 2009. The snickering was over the story of a well-known medical malpractice lawyer who lost his case after turning down an $8 million settlement offer.
But no one’s laughing now.
A California judge has thrown out a $6.5 million product liability verdict against Takeda Pharmaceuticals, deciding that a key expert witness should not have been allowed to testify that the diabetes drug Actos was the cause of a man’s bladder cancer.
A Chicago jury has decided that Johnson & Johnson’s DePuy Orthopaedics unit is not liable for the failure of a metal-on-metal hip implant that failed three years after an Illinois woman’s hip-replacement surgery.
An Iowa court last week upheld a $32.8 million verdict in favor of plaintiffs who alleged that tread separation in a Cooper Tire product was the cause of a 2007 van rollover that killed one person and injured five.
A federal jury in Ohio has awarded $5 million in the first case to go to trial in the multidistrict litigation involving patients who claim injury from the body scan contrast agent gadolinium.
A Prince George’s County, Md., jury has awarded more than $90 million to a family whose 13-year-old daughter was struck and killed four years ago while crossing the street as she was trying to reach a school-bus stop.
The parents of Ashley Davis, who was a freshman at Crossland High
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A week after ordering two subsidiaries of one of the largest HMOs in the country to pay $24 million to two patients who contracted hepatitis C from a Las Vegas colonoscopy center, the jury added half a billion dollars in punitive damages to its award.
Drug maker Pfizer violated the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act by engaging in a fraudulent marketing scheme promoting the epilepsy drug Neurontin for “off-label” uses, the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in affirming judgment.
A prestigious Connecticut boarding school is on the hook for nearly $42 million for failing to ensure that a student was protected from insect-borne viral encephalitis during a 2007 trip to China.
A New Jersey court on Thursday overturned a $7.7 million award to a commuter who slipped on wet floor mats at a train station outside New York City, rejecting the notion that the regional transit authority had a heightened duty of care.