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$3 million settlement over suicide of man on antidepressants
Friday, September 15th, 2017

In 2010, Stewart Dolin began taking the antidepressant paroxetine, the generic form of Paxil. Five days after he started the prescription, the 57-year-old Chicago lawyer threw himself in front of a train and committed suicide. His wife, Wendy Dolin, believes that her husband suffered from akathisia, a state of acute psychological and physical agitation, which […]

Jury awards $417 million in case linking Johnson’s Baby Powder to cancer
Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

A receptionist who developed ovarian cancer after using Johnson’s Baby Powder for decades was recently awarded $417 million in damages by a Los Angeles jury. This could be the largest award in a lawsuit that links ovarian cancer to talcum powder. Eva Echeverria is one of thousands of women who sued Johnson & Johnson over […]

First case against AbbVie Inc. in series of AndroGel lawsuits goes to trial
Friday, June 30th, 2017

Earlier this month, AbbVie Inc. faced its first test trial in over 4,000 cases filed against the company for overselling testosterone replacement drug AndroGel and for failing to warn of its potential side effects. AndroGel is a topical treatment for low testosterone. The first plaintiff, Jeffrey Konrad, suffered a heart attack in 2010 that he […]

Corporations win first trial against blood-thinner Xarelto
Thursday, May 11th, 2017

Patients complain that Xarelto, a blood-thinning drug developed to help reduce strokes is causing internal bleeding that has required hospitalization in some cases. Xarelto was jointly developed by Bayer and Johnson and Johnson. It is Bayer’s top-selling product, amassing $3.24 billion in sales last year. In the first product liability Xarelto case to go to trial, […]