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Large Claims Becoming More Expensive, Complex & Global: Allianz

Large liability claims are becoming more expensive, complex and international, with activity increasing outside the United States, according a report published by Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS). “Although recent years have seen a noticeable rise in large environmental liability …

French Regulator Links Sanofi Epilepsy Drug to Birth Defects

Up to 4,100 children in France suffered major malformations in the womb after their mothers took a treatment against epilepsy and bipolar disorders known as valproate between 1967 and 2016, France’s drug regulator said. Valproate, which has been manufactured in …

West Virginia Settles Claims Against 3 Drug Companies for $800K

The West Virginia Attorney General’s Office says it has reached settlements with three more prescription drug wholesalers for $800,000 resolving allegations they failed to detect, report and stop suspiciously large drug orders into the state. According to the office, the …

5 Drug Wholesalers to Settle West Virginia Pill Shipment Lawsuit for $4.2M

Five drug wholesalers have agreed to a $4.2 million settlement in a lawsuit alleging that they shipped an excessive number of prescription opioids to West Virginia, the attorney general said June 23. According to a news release, the settlement involves …

Bial-Portela Drug Trial Halted When 6 Are Hospitalized; One Person Is Brain Dead

Clinical testing on an experimental drug from Bial-Portela & Ca. SA, a closely held Portuguese company, led to six patients being hospitalized in France including one person who was put on life support and diagnosed as brain dead. Three of …

West Virginia Sues Prescription Drug Wholesaler For ‘Flooding’ State

West Virginia’s attorney general has accused one of the nation’s largest pharmaceutical drug wholesalers of flooding the state with tens of millions of prescription pills in violation of state law. Attorney General Patrick Morrisey on Friday announced a lawsuit against …

J&J Win in First Trial Against Tylenol Skirts Defective Design Claim

Johnson & Johnson defeated a lawsuit claiming it had improperly designed its Tylenol pain reliever in the first case to go to trial over the link between the widely used over-the-counter drug and liver damage, according to a J&J spokesman. …

Why Law Firms Like Facebook to Track Down Medical Victims

For ambulance chasers, persistence and a phone book just don’t cut it anymore. Law firms, which once relied on television commercials, billboards, and cold calling numbers in the white pages to find plaintiffs for medical lawsuits, have begun to embrace …

Kentucky Case Seeks to Hold Oxycontin Makers Accountable

Oxycontin has become so pervasive in eastern Kentucky the drug was dubbed “Heroin of the Hills.” Now, after years of struggling to combat the abuse of the narcotic, Kentucky officials are getting a chance to pursue the drug’s maker in …