A New Jersey jury ruled Monday that arthritis drug Vioxx contributed to the heart attack of an Idaho postal worker and ordered drug manufacturer Merck & Co. to pay $47.5 million.
Merck & Co. Inc. faced a setback in one of its Vioxx product liability disputes Monday when a Texas state court judge opted not to overturn an $8.7 million judgment issued against the company last year after a jury trial.
A federal judge has rejected a family’s bid to overturn a jury ruling that let Merck & Co. off the hook in one of the thousands of Vioxx suits Merck currently faces.
Health care products maker C.R. Bard Inc. has been hit with two putative class action lawsuits in federal courts, a personal injury suit and an antitrust suit.
Japanese officials ordered an investigation on Tuesday into Tamiflu, a blockbuster antiviral drug that governments have been stockpiling against a possible influenza pandemic, after a boy on the medication jumped out of an 11-story building.
The family of a dead Goodyear worker is taking more than 100 companies to court over claims they knowingly exposed the workforce to toxic products without warning of the health hazards.
Chevron has appealed a district court's $3.5 million award to a grieving mother who filed a wrongful death suit against the gas company when her daughter died after being lit on fire at one of the company's gas stations.
A South Dakota couple has filed a lawsuit alleging the wife had blood tissue from a cadaver inserted in her during a spinal surgery, making her vulnerable to HIV, hepatitis and other infectious diseases.
Philip Morris USA’s due process rights were violated when a jury awarded $79.5 million to the estate of a deceased smoker, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in remanding the case back to an Oregon court.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday ordered manufacturers of drugs prescribed to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder to develop guides to alert patients of possible risks, including mental problems, heart problems and sudden death.
Two Washington couples have sued Pfizer claiming the drug maker neglected to warn them of the link between treatment for restless legs and a sudden, compulsive urge to gamble.
Wyeth Pharmaceuticals has lost a second trial in Philadelphia over the controversial hormone replacement therapy, Prempro, with a jury awarding a breast cancer sufferer and her husband $3 million.
A federal jury has ruled in favor of Wyeth Pharmaceuticals in the third case to go to trial over the company’s controversial hormone replacement drugs.
A federal judge has granted a request by Eli Lilly & Co. to issue permanent injunctions against people who allegedly leaked information that led to a series of stories in the New York Times regarding the blockbuster drug Zyprexa.
Bogged down by thousands of claims over its anti-inflammatory drug Vioxx, Merck & Co. Inc. was involved in more product liability lawsuits last year than any other health care company, our survey of the 50 largest health care companies shows.
Williams Bailey LLP has emerged as the most sought-after plaintiffs firm to represent clients in product liability cases last year, according to our survey of the largest U.S. law firms.
When companies faced allegations of defective or harmful products, they most often turned to Reed Smith LLP to defend them in product liability lawsuits last year, according to our survey of the largest U.S. law firms.
Exxon Mobil Corp., the largest energy company in the world, is litigating more product liability suits than any of its peers, according to our survey of the 65 utility, gas and oil companies in the S&P 500.
On the eve of a congressional hearing over drug safety, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration revealed label and usage changes for antibiotic Ketek.
The number of product liability lawsuits filed over Medtronic Inc.’s allegedly faulty pacemaker defibrillators spiked in the last two months, with some plaintiffs encouraged by a judge's recent refusal to grant Medtronic summary judgment and others rushing to file before state statute of limitations expired.