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.
Benicar may cause severe gastrointestinal injuries, including sprue-like enteropathy. Daiichi Sankyo reached a $300 million settlement to resolve Benicar lawsuits.
The blood thinner Pradaxa is linked to 1,000 deaths from uncontrollable bleeding. Boehringer Ingelheim has already paid $650 million in damages to plaintiffs.
Johnson & Johnson and Janssen agreed to establish a confidential settlement fund that will resolve the majority of the lawsuits in the Invokana MDL.
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.
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