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October

Risperdal Side Effects Cost Johnson & Johnson $8 Billion in Philadelphia Lawsuit

October 23, 2019

Johnson & Johnson is an established brand, trusted by parents and doctors alike. In 2018 alone, the company earned $82 billion for its medical devices and prescription drugs. But its reputation has recently come under fire. Last year, for example, a St. Louis jury ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay 22 women nearly $5 billion…

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 14, 2019

The legal team at Somera & Silva, LLP joins others across America to participate in Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the annual campaign that educates the public and helps those affected by the disease. Throughout the month of October, Somera & Silva, LLP will join other businesses and breast cancer charities to raise funds for breast…

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Drug-Dealing Doctor Sentenced for 40 Years for Opioid Prescriptions

October 10, 2019

Over the course of two years, Dr. Joel Smithers prescribed more than 500,000 doses of opioids. Last week, he was convicted for more than 800 counts of prescribing the drug illegally, causing the death of an innocent woman, and leading what prosecutors referred to as “an interstate drug distribution ring.” The overprescription of drugs like fentanyl, oxymorphone,…

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