With enormous pride, Shaheen & Gordon announces that the First Circuit
Court of appeals affirmed the largest jury verdict in NH history –
21.6 Million!!! Our firm represented Karen Bartlett in a federal law suit
alleging design defect and product liability claims against Mutual Pharmaceutical,
a drug company that manufactured a pain killer known as Sulindac. Ms.
Bartlett was prescribed the drug for shoulder pain, but it caused Stevens-Johnson
Syndrome and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis, resulting in burning of 65% of
her body surface, permanent near blindness, esophageal burns, lung damage
and permanent disfigurement. Our personal injury attorneys won a jury
verdict in September 2010, the pharmaceutical company appealed and, this
week, the appeal court confirmed the victory. This result demonstrates
both the importance of winning a case at trial and preserving that victory
on appeal – a credit to our New Hampshire personal injury attorneys.
Congratulations to injury attorney Christine Craig and our entire team
of personal injury and product liability lawyers for this victory.