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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.
Drug maker Merck has paid billions of dollars in settlements for their dangerous drugs. Hair loss drug Propecia will likely result in similarly high settlements.
Benicar may cause severe gastrointestinal injuries, including sprue-like enteropathy. Daiichi Sankyo reached a $300 million settlement to resolve Benicar lawsuits.
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