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A list of the 22 largest settlements reached between the United States Department of Justice and pharmaceutical companies from 1991 to 2013, ordered by the size of the total settlement.

YearCompanySettlementProduct(s)
2012GlaxoSmithKline$3 billionAvandia, Wellbutrin, Advair, Imitrex, Flovent, Valtrex, Zofran
2009Pfizer$2.3 billionBextra, Geodon, Zyvox, Lyrica
2013Johnson & Johnson$2.2 billionInvega, Nesiritide, Risperdal
2012Abbott Laboratories$1.5 billionDepakote
2009Eli Lilly$1.4 billionZyprexa
2001TAP Pharmaceutical Products$875 millionLupron
2012Amgen$762 millionAranesp
2010GlaxoSmithKline$750 millionKytril, Bactroban, Paxil CR, Avandamet
2005Serono$704 millionSerostim
2008Merck$650 millionZocor, Vioxx, Pepsid
2007Purdue Pharma$601 millionOxycontin
2010Allergan$600 millionBotox
2010AstraZeneca$520 millionSeroquel
2007Bristol-Myers Squibb$515 millionSerzone, Abilify
2002Schering-Plough$500 millionClaritin
2006Mylan$465 millionEpiPen (epinephrine)
2006Schering-Plough$435 millionTemodar, Intron A, K-Dur, Claritin RediTabs
2004Pfizer$430 millionNeurontin
2008Cephalon$425 millionActiq, Gabitril, Provigil
2010Novartis$423 millionTrileptal
2003AstraZeneca$355 millionZoladex
2004Schering-Plough$345 millionClaritin

How Much Are The Settlements In Drug Lawsuit Cases?

The settlement amount for each person participating in a class action drug lawsuit depends on a number of factors.

The factors include the type of harm suffered, the degree in which the person has matched the case criteria, the number of people in the lawsuit, and the total amount of the settlement.

Many lawsuits have classifications and systems for grading the factors for each lawsuit participant and then assigning a dollar settlement amount based upon those various factors.

The amount that an individual plaintiff will receive is not determined until after the pharmaceutical company has agreed to pay a specific total settlement amount.

How Much Does It Cost To File A Pharmaceutical Company Lawsuit?

It will cost you no money to get started on your case. Our attorneys do not charge any legal fees to file your drug lawsuit or add your claim to an existing class action lawsuit.

You will not be charged any legal fees unless you receive a settlement and our fees will be deducted from your settlement amount.

We will also pay all of your case costs and expenses. If your claim is unsuccessful for any reason, you owe us nothing.

How Do I Start My Dangerous Drug Lawsuit Claim?

You can call our pharmaceutical injury lawyers now at (866) 280-3417 to speak to our case specialists and tell us more about your case. You can also submit the Case Review form on this page.

We will listen to your story and determine if you are eligible to file a dangerous drug claim or participate in a class action lawsuit.

Our No-Fee Promise On Pharmaceutical Drug Cases

You can afford to have our great team of dangerous drug lawyers on your side. If you choose us, it literally costs you nothing to get started. We promise you in writing:

  • No money to get started
  • We pay all case costs and expenses
  • No legal fees whatsoever unless you receive an Abilify settlement
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Our pharmaceutical drug lawyers will help you file your lawsuit. To get started, you can:

  1. Submit the Free Case Review Box on this page, or
  2. Call (866) 280-3417 any time of day to tell us about your case.

We will listen to your story and answer your questions. If you have a claim, we will start immediately.

WARNING: There are strict time deadlines for filing prescription drug lawsuit claims.

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