Whistleblowers Key To Big Pharma PL Deals In 2010

Law360, New York (December 27, 2010, 1:16 PM EST) -- Pharmaceutical companies dominated the list of the 10 biggest product liability settlements and verdicts in 2010, facing orders from juries or agreeing to pay a total of about $3.5 billion for claims involving off-label marketing, defective drugs and nasty side effects.

The size of the settlements and verdicts do not come as a big surprise, but the cases underscored the increasing importance of whistleblowers for claims against drug companies and indicated Big Pharma's continued willingness to settle mass torts rather than risk years of negative publicity,...
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