A Whopping Xarelto Verdict Landed The Same Day Philadelphia Was Called A ‘Judicial Hellhole’

by Nicholas Malfitano for Forbes.com

December 6, 2016

The very day that a national report is issued naming the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas as a “Judicial Hellhole” where civil lawsuits are handled unfairly against businesses, the first win for plaintiffs in Xarelto litigation is secured with a near-$28 million verdict.

The verdict was rendered Tuesday in the first Xarelto bellwether case to reach a Pennsylvania state court, whose jury decided after almost one month of proceedings that warnings from manufacturers Janssen Pharmaceuticals (a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson) and Bayer of the drug’s risks for internal bleeding were inadequate. Read more.


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