Virginia: Product Liability – a Lawyer’s Article

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The Fall 2011 issue of The Trial Lawyer, The National Trial Lawyers’ quarterly magazine, features as 12-page article: “2012 Mass Tort Drug Chart”. It tabulates the status of product liability litigation, principally against pharmaceutical manufacturers.

The following are the 37 prescription drugs and prosthetic devices covered: [1] Duragesic Pain Patch (Fentanyl); [2] Depakote; [3] Digitek (Digoxin); [4] Botox and Botox Cosmetic (Botulinum toxin Type B); [5] Crestor (rosuvastatin calcium); [6] Seroquel (quetiapine); [7] Heparin; [8] Cipro (Ciprofloxacin); [9] Yasmin, Yaz and Ocella; [10] Tasydol/Aprotinin; [11] Tequin; [12] DePuy ASR Hip Implant; [13] Zyprexa; [14] Gadolinium/NSF; [15] Avandia (rosiglitazone maleate); [16] Paxil; [17] Accutane (isotretinoin); [18] Propulsid (Cisapride); [19] Risperdal (risperidone); [20] Topamax (Topiramate); [21] Zicam; [22] Fosamax (alendronate); [23] Zelnorm; [24] NUVAR – ING; [25] Ortho Evra; [26] Levaquin; [27] Chantix; [28] Viagra (sildenafil); [29] Zoloft (sertraline hydrochloride); [30] Depo-Provera; [31] Provera (Medroxy-progesterone acetateis); [32] Ketek (telithromycin); [33] Permax (pergolide); [34] Prempro; [35] Premarin (conjugated estrogens); [36] Amiodarone (Cordarone and Pacerone); and [37] Darvocet. Mr. Waterman and his law firm have been involved with pharmaceutical and other class actions, collective actions, and other multi-party litigation.

Mr. Waterman is an inaugural member of The National Trial Lawyers’ “Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Virginia”. His practice focuses on vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, sexual abuse and other types of personal injury and wrongful death litigation such as product liability.