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Posted 4 years ago in Jury Awards Products Liability by Sylvia Hsieh  
Abbott Labs Ordered to Pay $2.2M for Risky Arthritis Drug

A jury has ordered the maker of the popular arthritis drug Humira to pay $2.24 million for not warning doctors about a life-threatening side effect. Delores Tietz, of Manda, N.D., was prescribed Humira for rheumatoid arthritis in October 2009 and took it for almost seven months before feeling flu-like symptoms including chest pains and fever. Her symptoms were not treated for weeks until doctors finally diagnosed her illness as histoplasmosis, a severe fungal infection that can be fatal if untreated. …

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Posted 5 years ago in Consumer Law by Sylvia Hsieh  
ALEC-Inspired Bills Could Bar Defective Drug Lawsuits

Every year, thousands of Americans are sickened or killed by bad prescription drugs, but a battle is brewing in several states that could take away the ability of consumers to sue drug makers based on model bills by the controversial organization American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC.) In the case of some popular drugs like Vioxx or Phen-Fen, tens of thousands of consumers have sued en masse for bad side effects or risks that drug makers failed to warn about. Another …

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