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GSK Seeks to Consolidate Zofran Lawsuits Alleging Birth Defects

GlaxoSmithKline has filed a motion with the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) to consolidate all federal Zofran lawsuits for coordinated pretrial proceedings. As the number of product liability lawsuits filed on behalf of children born with heart defects, cleft palate and other congenital defects allegedly caused by exposure... Read more »

Jury Agrees with Plaintiff Allegations in Risperdal Case

A Risperdal lawsuit that was pending in a Philadelphia court resulted in a mixed outcome for the plaintiff. The 19-year-old man filed the lawsuit against Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, claiming that the defendants’ medication resulted in the abnormal growth of breast tissue. On Friday, March 20, the... Read more »

Minnesota Mother Files Zofran Lawsuit Over Birth Defects

A mother of two young children has filed a Zofran lawsuit against GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) alleging that the anti-nausea medication led to both of her children’s serious health problems. The Minnesota mother filed her lawsuit on behalf of herself and her minor children in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern... Read more »

Law Firm Files Risperdal Lawsuit Against FDA

A Philadelphia law firm has filed a Risperdal lawsuit against the Department of Health and Human Services and the Food and Drug Administration. The firm represents hundreds of children who have been allegedly injured as a result of ingesting Risperdal. The antipsychotic drug is used to treat a variety of mental/mood... Read more »

Xarelto Bleed Victims Join Mass Tort in Philadelphia

Administrative Judge Kevin Dougherty of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas recently issued an order that has created a mass tort docket for Xarelto lawsuits filed against Janssen Pharmaceuticals and Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals. The January 21, 2015 order affects at least 75 cases that share common allegations regarding the medication,... Read more »

Risperdal Gynecomastia Lawsuits Poised for Trial

As the wave of lawsuits involving antipsychotic drug Risperdal continues to gain momentum, several key cases are slated for trial in the coming months in Pennsylvania state court. These suits involve allegations made on behalf of males who suffered excessive breast development after taking the medication in their youth. Johnson &... Read more »

PA Woman Nets $2 Million Actos Lawsuit Award

Earlier this month, a 79-year-old Philadelphia woman received a $2 million Actos lawsuit award for her bladder cancer claim. The jurors, after deliberating for more than five hours, found that the manufacturer was liable for Frances Wisniewski’s bladder cancer because it failed to warn her doctors about the cancer risk.... Read more »