‘Drug Injury’ Category

Pennsylvania Judge Creates Special Docket for Xarelto Cases

Administrative Judge Kevin Dougherty of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas has set up a mass tort docket for Xarelto cases. Judge Doughertyreportedly ordered that 75 cases be transferred to the special Xarelto docket. The court’s order comes in response to predictions by lawyers representing Xarelto victims that thousands of lawsuits will be filed across the country.

Xarelto is a...

Johnson & Johnson Reaches $2.2 Billion Health Care Fraud Settlement

December 10, 2013 — The U.S. Department of Justice relies on whistleblowers to stop pharmaceutical companies from causing the submission of false claims to Medicare and Medicaid by promoting drugs for off-label uses that are not reimbursable by federal healthcare programs. The qui tam provisions in the federal False Claims Act give inside employees working for drug manufacturers the tools...

Whistleblower Case Off-Label Marketing to Military

DOJ Intervenes, Settles Whistleblower Case Involving Off-Label Marketing to Military Physicians

Novo Nordisk to Repay $25 Million in False Claims

BALTIMORE — June 10, 2011 —  A false claims case against global pharmaceutical firm Novo Nordisk came to a close today with the announcement of a $25 million settlement. According to the complaint, filed under...

Drugmaker Pays $25 Million to Settle Military Claim

Drugmaker Pays $25 Million to Settle Military Claim

Novo Nordisk accused of unlawfully marketing a drug used to treat casualties in Iraq, which later proved potentially dangerous

By Robert Little, The Baltimore Sun  pdf available

The medical questions about the Army’s use of Factor VII, its one-time wonder drug, have largely been resolved by the scientific...

Bayer loses $400,000 in Medical Lawsuit

Bayer Loses $400,000 in Medical Lawsuit

By Laurence Viele Davidson  Bloomberg News Thursday, October 14, 2004 

A Texas jury awarded $400,000 to a man who claims he had a stroke after taking Bayer AG’s Alka-Seltzer Plus cold medicine.

A state court jury in El Paso, Texas, found that Bayer made a defective and dangerous product when a safer...

Bayer Is Told by Jury to Pay $400,000 in Alka-Seltzer Plus Case

Bayer Is Told by Jury to Pay $400,000 in Alka-Seltzer Plus Case

Oct. 13, 2004

A Texas jury awarded $400,000 to a man who claims he had a stroke after taking Bayer AG’s Alka-Seltzer Plus cold medicine.

A state court jury in El Paso, Texas found that Bayer made a defective and dangerous product when a safer alternative was available, said Peter Kraus, the man’s lawyer....

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