March 29, 2017

Another Lexapro Suicide Case Going to Trial

On July 13, 2015, US District Judge Tena Campbell in Salt Lake City, Utah issued an opinion soundly rejecting Forest Laboratories’ motions challenging the scientific propriety of our expert opinion evidence that Lexapro caused Kurt Shipley to take his own life, and rejecting two separate arguments for summary judgment. The opinion can be found here. […]

Negligent Pharmaceutical Companies Beware

On January 21, 2014, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court made it clear that pharmaceutical companies who are negligent in their design or marketing of drug products will be held accountable under the law.   The drug company in Lance v. Wyeth argued that the only two bases for products liability claims were (a) impurities in the manufacturing […]

Justice Delayed

Today was a sad one for justice in the case of Maureen Calisi.     In a 34 page opinion, US District Judge Denise Casper ruled that the testimony of our “warnings” expert, Dr. Michael Hamrell, should be excluded, and that, without it, there was no case to submit to a jury.    “We are disappointed, but will […]

Johnson & Johnson Issues Recall of 5,000 Vials of Schizophrenia Drug

According to a Bloomberg article, Johnson & Johnson issued a recall last week of 5,000 vials of their schizophrenia drug Risperdal Consta.  The recall was issued after, “routine analysis showed one lot of the injected drug was contaminated with alternaria alternate, a common mold found in the environment.” The lot originally had 70,000 vials and […]