J&J Racks Up $69M In Ortho Evra Settlements: Report

Law360, New York (October 10, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Johnson & Johnson has reportedly racked up at least $68.7 million in its efforts to settle hundreds of lawsuits filed by women who suffered adverse effects after using the Ortho Evra birth control patch.

The $68.7 million in Johnson & Johnson settlement payments was estimated by Bloomberg News based on the size of a common benefit fund that finances lawyers who gather evidence for attorneys who sue the company. Those who settle with the company are required to pay 3 percent of their settlement to the...
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