STORY FROM: Drugs & Medical Devices

Pa. Federal Judge Finds for Plaintiff on Evidentiary Issues in Tylenol Liver Damage Action

PHILADELPHIA — A Pennsylvania judge has issued a number of evidentiary findings in favor of the plaintiff in a bellwether Tylenol liver damage case, ruling in part that the plaintiff may present evidence of adverse event reports, fraud on the FDA, employee compensation, and other lawsuits.

In an April 19 order, Judge Lawrence Stengel of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania also said the plaintiff may proffer evidence of labeling changes that post-date the decedent’s acute liver failure and evidence of foreign labeling.

This case, which is part of the multidistrict litigation involving claims of liver ...

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