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Xarelto has been linked to extreme bleeding events that have spawned thousands of lawsuits. Similar lawsuits have netted millions of dollars in compensation.
The blood thinner Pradaxa is linked to 1,000 deaths from uncontrollable bleeding. Boehringer Ingelheim has already paid $650 million in damages to plaintiffs.
The FDA says Abilify can cause compulsive gambling, shopping, eating, and sex. Abilify patients have filed lawsuits against drug maker Bristol-Myer Squibb.
Opioid lawsuits allege that doctors and drugmakers understated the addictiveness of painkillers. Some have been settled for hundreds of millions of dollars.
Invokana lawsuits are now awaiting trial in New Jersey. These bellwether trials will help determine if or when Janssen will settle the rest of these cases.
Johnson & Johnson has yet to settle its Invega lawsuits, but juries have awarded millions in damages for Risperdal, Invega's predecessor.
The antipsychotic drug Risperdal can cause young boys to develop female breast tissue. Many have filed lawsuits against J&J and received large awards.
Thousands filed lawsuits against Pfizer after allegedly developing type 2 diabetes from Lipitor. Most of those cases are still pending.
E-cigarette batteries can explode without warning, causing serious injuries like third-degree burns. One lawsuit resulted in $2 million for the victim.
Johnson & Johnson has paid hundreds of millions of dollars to people who developed ovarian cancer or mesothelioma after using J&J's talc products.
Former asbestos manufacturers have paid multimillion-dollar settlements for exposing workers to the dangerous mineral, which causes mesothelioma.
Product liability law protects consumers against defective products. The most serious product defects have resulted in billion-dollar settlements.
Companies violate the TCPA (Telephone Consumer Protection Act) by illegally contacting consumers. This has resulted in multimillion-dollar class action settlements.
Furniture accidents send tens of thousands of children to the ER every year. Victims have filed lawsuits against manufacturers, recovering millions in settlements.
Companies are supposed to protect the data of their customers and employees. When they fail to do so, consumers can unite to file a class action lawsuit.
The energy drink industry faces mounting litigation due to side effects and deceptive advertising. There is a strong precedent for settlement in these cases.
Takata and Honda have settled numerous lawsuits over Takata's potentially deadly airbags, which can fire shrapnel into the car's cabin upon deployment.
Faulty GM ignition switches are linked to hundreds of injuries and deaths. GM has agreed to pay more than $1 billion to settle ignition switch lawsuits.
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.
After its diesel emissions scandal, VW has set aside $25 billion to compensate owners, provide car buybacks, and promote environmental initiatives.
Vaginal mesh has caused severe injuries in women, many of whom require revision surgery. Some mesh lawsuits have resulted in massive settlements.
Hernia mesh lawsuits allege that the mesh can cause complications that require revision surgery. These lawsuits often lead to large settlements or jury awards.
Metal-on-metal (MoM) hip implants have spawned massive recalls and thousands of lawsuits, some of which have been settled for billions of dollars.
Women diagnosed with lymphoma after receiving breast implants are filing lawsuits. Manufacturers paid billions to settle past breast implant lawsuits.
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.
Independent contractor misclassification lawsuits have resulted in large settlements in recent years, which returned money and restored benefits to workers who claimed they were employees.
Wage & hour lawsuits have resulted in multi-million dollar settlements that put money back into the pockets of workers.
Whistleblowers who report corporate fraud are protected by law against retaliation, and are often eligible for large financial rewards.
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