Big Pharma in Court “Ask Your Doctor If a Lawsuit is Right for You”: New Video Online Now from The American Law Journal, Philadelphia CNN-News Affiliate WFMZ-TV

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Despite doctors recommending pharmaceutical drugs based on patient request, many of those drugs’ pharmaceutical companies are still defending the safety of those drugs in courts of law. Watch "Ask Your Doctor If a Lawsuit is Right For You: How Pharma is Faring in the Courts."

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What happens when' Big Pharma' and trial attorneys square off in court over a drug or medical device? What do Judges and juries look for in these cases?

Many Americans ask their doctor if a certain drug is right for them based on television commercial advertising. Then, if they believe the same prescription drug has harmed them, they are listening to lawyer advertising advising them “they may have a case.”

What happens when' Big Pharma' and trial attorneys square off in court over a drug or medical device? What do Judges and juries look for in these cases?

With new video online now, The American Law Journal television program presents "Ask Your Doctor If a Lawsuit is Right for You: How Pharma is Faring in the Courts."  Attorney Host Christopher Naughton welcomes plaintiff's attorneys Christopher Placitella of Cohen Placitella & Roth, Stephen Sheller of Sheller P.C., corporate defense counsel Terry Henry of Blank Rome and Bloomberg News Reporter Jef Feeley.
 
The program looks at the status of today's most widely know mass torts now in the courts- vaginal mesh, hip implants, antipsychotics diabetes drugs to name a few- and what the likelihood of settlement looks like. The panel also examines bellwether cases, punitive damages and the legal exposure for today’s generic drugs.

In an opening feature report, the Legal Intelligencer newspaper's Senior Staff Writer Gina Passarella interviews plaintiffs lawyers Thomas Kline of Kline & Specter, Esther Berezofsky of Williams Cuker Berezofsky and Brian J. McCormick, Jr. of Ross Feller Casey, as well as defense counselors Howard Scher of Buchanan Ingersoll Rooney and Raymond Williams of DLA Piper.

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The American Law Journal is the weekly talk-feature program airing Monday evenings on the CNN-News affiliate for Philadelphia WFMZ-TV 69. All programs are available at http://www.LawJournalTV.com.

The program won an Emmy for the program "Sexual Orientation, LGBT & the Workplace: ENDA of Discrimination?" in the Interview/Discussion category of the 2015 Emmy Awards in the Mid Atlantic chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. The program was also nominated in three other categories.

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