Johnson & Johnson faces a number of lawsuits right now related to popular painkiller Tylenol.
Filed in New Jersey – J&J’s home state – the lawsuits allege the company didn’t warn consumers adequately about the risks of Tylenol. Tylenol has been linked to severe liver damage, liver failure, and even death. It is the leading cause of acute liver failure in the United States.
Now J&J is applying for some changes. The company’s defense team wants to move the trial to their own hometown of New Brunswick; they want to centralize the cases under one judge, even though the cases were all filed separately; and they want a new judge assigned.
Why do they want all these things? Let’s start with moving the trial.
J&J is a huge corporation, which means it employs a large part of the community and has strong personal and economic ties to New Brunswick. A hometown advantage could give the drug makers a more sympathetic jury – people who might be willing to overlook certain wrongdoings with Tylenol injuries because they don’t want to hurt the company.
As for picking a new judge, the current judge has overseen a lot of drug cases already. But J&J is concerned that those cases went to the plaintiff – in other words, the drug companies lost. They think the current judge might have a bias against the drug companies.
Regardless of what happens with these requests, the Tylenol injury cases in question will go to court. And there are a lot more where that came from.
Our Memphis Tylenol injury firm is still taking cases related to Tylenol and liver damage. Many, many people have been injured by this drug – sometimes in relatively small doses. You need to contact an attorney today to get started, though, because there’s a limited time to file.
Contact us now to speak with an attorney about your Tylenol injury.