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Risperdal: $2.5 Million Verdict for Plaintiff in Philadelphia State Court

Philadelphia Daily News reports that a Philadelphia jury has awarded a 20 year old autistic man, Austin Pledger, $2.5 million after he developed size 46 DD breasts (a condition referred to as gynecomastia) as a young teenager after using the antipsychotic drug Risperdal. In particular, the jury found that the manufacturer, Johnson & Johnson, failed […]

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FDA Requires New Labeling Change for Testosterone Drugs Regarding Increased Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke

On March 3, 2015, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a Safety Announcement cautioning that testosterone products are approved only for men who have low testosterone levels caused by certain medical conditions, rather than due to aging. The FDA also required manufacturers of testosterone drugs to clarify the approved uses of these medications and […]

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Xarelto® Litigation Update: Mass Tort Created in Philadelphia State Court

On January 21, Administrative Judge Kevin Dougherty of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas issued an Order transferring Xarelto cases currently on file in Philadelphia state court to the court’s mass tort docket for coordination. The cases will be transferred to the court’s Complex Litigation Center for further management. Plaintiffs allege that Xarelto® was introduced […]

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Daiichi Sankyo Pays $39 Million to Settle False Claims Act Lawsuit

Law 360 reports that Daiichi Sankyo Inc., a Japanese pharmaceutical giant, has agreed to pay $39 million to the Massachusetts government and state Medicaid problems in order to settle a False Claims Act (FCA) lawsuit alleging that the company paid kickbacks to physicians to encourage prescriptions of the company’s cholesterol and blood pressure medications (U.S. […]

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Testosterone Therapy (Low-T) Lawsuit Update: Direct Filing Order Entered in MDL 2545

On October 24, 2014, The Honorable Matthew F. Kennelly entered an Order allowing for the filing of federal complaints directly into the testosterone therapy multidistrict litigation (MDL 2545) pending in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Kristine Kraft, a partner at Schlichter, Bogard & Denton, LLP, has been appointed by […]

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Xarelto® Lawsuit Update: JPML Hearing for Xarelto® (MDL 2592) Set for December

On December 4, 2014, a hearing before the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) will take place in Charleston, South Carolina regarding the potential Xarelto® MDL (In re: Xarelto® Products Liability Litigation, MDL 2592). During this hearing, plaintiffs and defendants will present their arguments to the panel as to whether all federally-filed Xarelto cases should […]

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$2 Million Verdict in Philadelphia State Court Actos® Case, Bloomberg Reports

Bloomberg reports that Takeda, the manufacturer of the diabetes medication Actos®, has been ordered by a Philadelphia jury to pay more than $2 Million in damages. The case was held in Philadelphia state court where jurors deliberated for more than five hours before finding that the manufacturers of Actos® failed to properly warn the plaintiff’s […]

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Xarelto® Lawsuit Update: Roger Denton Appears on Live Radio Show to Discuss Dangers of Xarelto®

On October 10, 2014, Roger Denton of Schlichter, Bogard & Denton, LLP appeared as a guest on the “Majority Report with Sam Seder” live radio show to discuss Xarelto®, a prescription anticoagulant that is the subject of recent lawsuits in the United States. Click here to listen to the segment. Denton explained that Xarelto® was […]

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Roger Denton of Schlichter, Bogard & Denton, LLP Files Petition Seeking Establishment of Xarelto® MDL in Southern District of Illinois

On October 9, 2014, and on behalf of six plaintiffs, Roger Denton of Schlichter, Bogard & Denton, LLP filed a petition with the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) requesting that all federally-filed Xarelto® cases be consolidated and transferred to the Southern District of Illinois for coordinated pretrial proceedings (In re: Xarelto® Products Liability Litigation, […]

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FDA Warns Doctors of Illegal and Counterfeit Medicines, ABC News Reports

ABC News reports that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned doctors of counterfeit medicines and to be aware of false drug distributors. United States health regulators are trying to raise awareness of illegal operations that attempt to sell bogus drugs to doctors in the United States. Often these illegal operations attempt to persuade […]

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