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The antipsychotic drug Risperdal can cause young boys to develop female breast tissue. Many have filed lawsuits against the drug maker and received sizable settlements.
Opioid lawsuits allege that doctors and drugmakers understated the addictiveness of painkillers. Some have been settled for hundreds of millions of dollars.
The FDA says Abilify can cause compulsive gambling, shopping, eating, and sex. Abilify patients have filed lawsuits against drug maker Bristol-Myer Squibb.
Invokana lawsuits are now awaiting trial in a multidistrict litigation (MDL) in New Jersey. These bellwether trials will help determine if or when Janssen will settle its pending Invokana cases.
Thousands of Xarelto lawsuits currently await trial. Similar cases have resulted in millions in dollars in compensation, suggesting Xarelto victims will receive the same.
The blood thinner Pradaxa is linked to 1,000 fatalities from uncontrollable bleeding. Since 2014, drug maker Boehringer Ingelheim has paid $650 million in damages to plaintiffs.
Risperdal settlements suggest that Invega lawsuits could result in millions of dollars in compensation for plaintiffs who developed gynecomastia after taking Invega.
Thousands filed lawsuits when they developed type 2 diabetes from Lipitor. Though there haven't been any settlements yet, similar cases suggest favorable compensation for plaintiffs.
Companies are required to protect the data of customers and employees. When they fail to do so, consumers can unite to file a class action lawsuit.
Johnson & Johnson has paid tens of millions of dollars to women who developed ovarian cancer after using Johnson's Baby Powder for feminine hygiene.
Companies violate the TCPA (Telephone Consumer Protection Act) by illegally contacting consumers. This can lead to multimillion-dollar class action settlements.
Former asbestos manufacturers have paid multi-million dollar settlements for exposing workers to the dangerous mineral, causing cancers like mesothelioma.
Victims of terrorism have been awarded billions in judgments from countries like Iran and Syria. Now they can seek justice against any government that supports terrorism.
E-cigarettes can explode without warning, causing second and third-degree burns. One lawsuit resulted in nearly $2 million for the burn victim.
Furniture accidents send tens of thousands of children to the ER every year. Victims have filed lawsuits against manufacturers, recovering millions in settlements.
The energy drink industry faces mounting litigation due to side effects and deceptive advertising. There is a strong precedent for settlement in these cases.
Hernia mesh lawsuits allege that the mesh can cause serious complications which require revision surgery. Surgical mesh manufacturers have paid multi-million dollar settlements.
Women who were diagnosed with lymphoma after breast augmentation surgery are filing lawsuits. Manufacturers paid billions of dollars to settle similar lawsuits for silicone breast implants.
Transvaginal mesh has caused severe injuries in women, including bleeding, pain, and the need for follow-up surgery. Many mesh lawsuits have resulted in significant settlements.
Metal-on-metal (MoM) hip implants have spawned massive recalls and thousands of lawsuits, some of which have been settled for billions of dollars.
Power morcellator lawsuits allege that the devices spread and worsen cancer in women. Settlements reported to be worth $100,000 to $1 million per case have been reached with victims.
Takata and Honda have settled numerous lawsuits over Takata's potentially deadly airbags, which can fire shrapnel into the car's cabin upon deployment.
VW wants to put the Dieselgate scandal behind it with a $15 billion settlement that will compensate owners, provide vehicle buybacks, and promote environmental initiatives.
Uber has paid hundreds of millions of dollars to settle lawsuits related to its background checks and its policy of labeling drivers as independent contractors.
General Motors faulty ignition switches are linked to hundreds of injuries and deaths. The automaker has paid over $1 billion to settle ignition switch lawsuits. Some cases are still ongoing in federal court.
Whistleblowers who report corporate fraud are protected by law against retaliation, and are often eligible for financial rewards—in some cases, resulting in million-dollar settlements.
Wage & hour lawsuits often result in multi-million dollar settlements that put money back into the pockets of workers.
Independent contractor misclassification lawsuits have resulted in some large settlements in recent years, which returned money and restored benefits to deserving workers.
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