The 10 Worst Drug/Medical Device Decisions Of 2011

January 13, 2012

Here we go again. At the end of every year, we look back over the past 12 months, the highs and the lows, the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat.

Despite our best efforts, our side didn’t win everything everywhere. So as we have done for the past four years, we’re handing out lumps of coal, specifically to the 10 worst prescription medical product liability decisions of 2011.

These noxious weeds seem to pop up all over. We have federal cases and state cases. We’ve been burned, of course, by hellhole jurisdictions, but also at least as much, if not necessarily as frequently, in
jurisdictions that, until now, hadn’t earned that sobriquet.

So let’s take the plunge — holding our noses all the way. Here are our 10 levels of hellhole, our bottom 10 worst judicial drug and device decisions of 2011.