Product Liability lawyer and Pharmaceutical Defect attorney investigating drug injury settlements and 2019 big pharma lawsuits
Big pharma lawsuits and drug injury settlements in 2019 have kept pace with years past, and class action product liability lawyers have worked to hold large pharmaceutical companies accountable for the defective drugs they produce and distribute.
Big pharma accounts for a huge percentage of litigation over drug injury cases, deceptive marketing, off-label promotion, physician kickbacks, failure to warn lawsuits, product liability and personal injury claims. Johnson & Johnson, Amgen, Purdue Pharma, Janssen, Pfizer, Insys, Teva and other drug makers have been under fire in recent years and paid huge sums to settle drug liability and antitrust claims from plaintiffs nationwide.
Joe Lyon is experienced in engaging pharmaceutical companies in product liability and class action lawsuits.
Lawsuits filed in the drug supply chain can target pharmaceutical manufacturers, individual physicians, pharmacies and distributors. The biggest story thus far in 2019 are the opioid manufacturers being sued by almost every state for their contribution in the national opioid crisis. Johnson & Johnson and Purdue Pharma have been hit particularly hard. Lawsuits allege Purdue Pharma falsely marketed OxyContin and downplayed the risks of addiction, helping to fuel opioid addiction and injury. Purdue agreed to settle claims for $270 million. Teva Pharmaceuticals agreed to pay $85 million.
The opioid cases are being closely watched by plaintiffs and Big Pharma itself. There are more than 2,000 other big pharma lawsuits involving opioids filed across the country. Attorneys argue that Johnson & Johnson and other drug makers created a false narrative of widespread untreated pain, and determined opioids were the solution, in part by funding organizations like the American Pain Society. Industry marketing increased the sales of opioid painkillers dramatically. Johnson & Johnson is already facing large billion-dollar verdicts and settlements involving asbestos-laden talc and baby powder.
Lawsuits filed against Big Pharma are battling a possible huge price-fixing scheme in the U.S. More than 40 states have filed suit, alleging the biggest generic drug makers like Heritage Pharmaceuticals, of systematic conspiracy to cheat consumers and overcharge for common drugs.
The idea of the generic drug industry is to push prices down. But generic drugs have dramatically increased in price, some as much as 400 percent in a year. Other big pharma lawsuits are filed against doctors and companies for prescription kickbacks, where doctors stand to make more with each prescription they write.
If you or a loved one suffered a drug-related injury, and have questions about the legal remedies available to improve quality of life and medical care, contact The Lyon Firm (800) 513-2403. You will speak directly with Mr. Lyon, and he will help you answer critical questions regarding legal action and 2019 big pharma lawsuits.