Drugs & Medical Devices
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Issue #3, March 2002
The Mississippi judge who presided over the first trial of personal injury claims filed on behalf of those who used the recalled heartburn drug Propulsid has cut the $100 million verdict in half
A federal circuit court in Texas has ruled that plaintiffs in a breach of warranty lawsuit seeking economic damages against Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories have no standing to bring suit, because they did not suffer injury
Plaintiffs claiming that defendant Pfizer's alleged misrepresentation of the antidepressant Zoloft caused or contributed to their 13-year-old son's suicide have not shown general or proximate causation
The plaintiff had developed cholestatic hepatitis after beginning a 12-week course of Lamisil, which his dermatologist prescribed for the treatment of his chronic toenail fungus infection
A federal district court has ruled that two independent distributors of Metabolife named in a product liability suit were not fraudulently joined
Drugmaker Bayer Corp. has filed its answer to a plaintiff's class action complaint denying all allegations and asserting, among others, an affirmative defense that no common questions
A New Jersey district court has set a loose schedule of events for its consolidated Rezulin litigation following a recent case management conference
The complaint alleges that the defendants concealed their knowledge of the flaw and significantly downplayed the addiction risks of OxyContin
The federal court in New York overseeing Rezulin multidistrict litigation has set forth guidelines to ensure that certain documents produced by clinical investigators
Plaintiffs in a Metabolife 356 Case Fail to Establish Predominance, District Court Denies Class Certification
According to a Jan. 25 decision, the plaintiffs' request for class certification in a Metabolife 356 product liability case has been denied because predominance was not established.