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N.H. Jury Awards $21 Million To Woman Claiming Pain Medication Caused Blindness

CONCORD, N.H. - (Mealey's) A federal jury in New Hampshire on Sept. 8 awarded $21 million to a woman who claims that her use of a generic version of the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug Clinoril caused her to suffer Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS), which led to permanent injuries, including blindness...

California Appeals Court Affirms Children's Motrin Defense Verdict

LOS ANGELES -- A California state appeals court on Oct. 20 affirmed a defense verdict in a Children's Motrin case, saying that the trial judge properly excluded an exhibit that was irrelevant and did not err by failing to give the jury a "heeding presumption" instruction ( Sabrina Brierton...

Pennsylvania Jury Awards $10 Million To Girl In Children's Motrin Case

PHILADELPHIA - (Mealey's) A Pennsylvania state court jury on May 20 awarded $10 million in compensatory damages to a 13-year-old girl who claims that she suffered extensive burns and was blinded in one eye by Children's Motrin when she was 3-1/2, a source told Mealey Publications ( Alicia E....

U.S. High Court Allows Solicitor General To Argue For Drug Design Defect Preemption

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. solicitor general will be allowed to argue March 19 that design defect claims involving generic drugs are preempted by federal law, the U.S. Supreme Court decided March 4 in granting the federal government's motion to participate in oral arguments ( Mutual...