Monster Energy Drinks Fuel Health Concerns
"Dear Doctor" letters were front and center in the recently tried case of Tietz v. Abbott Laboratories Inc., et al., No. 12-L-002715. On Thursday, May 9, 2013, a Chicago jury returned a $2.2 million verdict in favor of the...more
The City of San Francisco is suing Monster Beverage Corporation for aggressively marketing its highly caffeinated energy drinks to teens and children. The company sold over $2 billion in these drinks in 2012.
Dear Doctor letters were front and center in the just-tried case of Tietz v. Abbott Laboratories, Inc., et al., No. 12-L-002715. On Thursday, May 9, 2013, a Chicago jury returned a $2.2 million verdict in favor of the...more
When you purchase a product, whether it's a new car or phone, you expect that it will work properly. However, some products not only fail to function as promised, but can actually cause you harm. If you use a product in the...more
The Sixth Circuit recently held that a failure-to-warn claim could proceed against a generic manufacturer that had failed to timely follow the brand-name label. Fulgenzi v. Pliva Inc., Case No. 12-3504 (6th Cir. March 13,...more
Yesterday, the Sixth Circuit issued its decision in Fulgenzi v. PLIVA, Inc., a case involving a state law claim for failure to warn against a generic drug manufacturer. Case No. 12-3504 (6th Cir. March 13, 2013). The court...more
A jury in California on Mar. 8 ordered DePuy Orthopaedics to pay over $8.3 million to a man who says the Johnson & Johnson subsidiary knowingly made and marketed a faulty hip replacement device.
In the first jury verdict to rule on whether Johnson & Johnson (J&J)’s Ethicon unit failed to properly warn of the risks of the vaginal mesh implant, Linda Gross, a 47 year-old South Dakota nurse, today was awarded $3.35...more
A jury has awarded $63 million to the family of a 7-year-old girl who lost her eyesight and nearly died after taking Children’s Motrin.
The popular drug can cause a rare disease known as toxic epidermal necrolysis, or...more
As a little kid, I did not have an immediate appreciation that my actions could get me into trouble, and so, without thought, I told the truth. My dad would ask, “Did you write your name on the wall?” I would respond,...more
Opening arguments took place Jan. 25 in the trial of a lawsuit brought in California against Johnson & Johnson by a patient who received the company’s allegedly faulty “ASR” implant in hip replacement surgery....more
Last week the Alabama Supreme Court adopted brand-name manufacturer liability for a generic drug sold by another company, becoming the first state supreme court to do so. Wyeth, Inc. v. Weeks, No. 1101397 (Ala. Jan. 11,...more
Few theories of liability are as elusive and difficult to defend against as “failure to warn.” Given the hindsight borne of any accident, it is tempting to suggest, and for a jury to want to believe, that a few simple words...more
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments next year on whether lawsuits against defective generic drugs can proceed in state court if they are not in violation of federal law.
In Mutual Pharmaceutical Co v. Bartlett,...more
Tobacco giant RJ Reynolds has been stung by a $1.3 million jury verdict for not warning a smoker during his teenage years that smoking is addictive and could cause cancer.
William Champagne was born in 1950 and began...more
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