Orlando pharmaceutical litigation attorney | Orlando Accident & Injury Blog
On Monday, August 21, 2017, after a month-long trial in Los Angeles Superior Court, an L.A. jury has awarded a landmark judgement in the lawsuit against pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson in the amount of $417 million, marking the largest settlement to date in a series of talcum powder lawsuits against the company.
A national conference on the growing problem of prescription drug abuse was held recently here in Orlando and included law enforcement officials, legislators, medical professionals and others to shed light on what is now described as an epidemic of abuse. Florida has gained a reputation in recent years as an easy place to score prescription drugs, especially painkillers such as Oxycontin, Vicodin and others. Orlando personal injury lawyer James O. Cunningham welcomed the increased attention on prescription drug abuse, as he has represented countless people in recent years that have been injured by people under the influence of prescription pharmaceuticals. Florida’s reputation as a “pill mill” where people from all over the country can easily obtain drugs has brought much-needed attention to our state’s problems.