Cases & Deals

TAP wins summary judgment in pharmaceutical products liability suit in Alabama state court

Client(s) TAP Pharmaceutical Products Inc.

Jones Day successfully represented TAP Pharmaceutical Products Inc. in a pharmaceutical products liability lawsuit regarding Lupron Depot 3.75 mg, a drug prescribed to plaintiff after she was diagnosed with endometriosis. Plaintiff asserted in a lawsuit filed in Walker County, Alabama, various failure-to-warn claims against TAP. TAP moved for summary judgment on various grounds, including the learned intermediary doctrine and lack of causation. In April 2010, the Circuit Court of Walker County, Alabama granted TAP's motion for summary judgment and dismissed all of plaintiff's claims with prejudice.

Smith v. TAP Pharmaceutical Products Inc., et al., No. CV-04-886 (Circuit Court of Walker County, Alabama)