- Posted March 22, 2014 by
Freese and Goss - Attorney at Law - Over 1 Billion Dollars in Resolved Cases
Freese & Goss Lawfirm
Protecting the Rights of Consumers
Freese and Goss is an established law firm dedicated to clients rights. Here is a partial list of some of the land mark verdicts prosecuted on behalf of clients.
Following a 4 week trial, led by trial lawyers Tim Goss and David Matthews, a 12 person jury awarded a 5 year old little girl $3 million dollars for a severe cleft lip and palate caused by the drug Topamax.
The manufacturer of the drug, Janssen, a J&J company, argued the drug doesn’t cause birth defects, but if it caused this one, we warned Mrs. Anderson that our drug may cause birth defects. This duplicitous argument was flatly rejected by the jury. Jurors after the case stated, “if you see signs during the sale of the drug, that it is causing birth defects, you need to let doctors know.”
Topamax was prescribed to Kelly Anderson for migraine prevention. All drugs have a pregnancy risk category that doctors use for prescribing medicines. Although there were multiple red flags that Topamax caused birth defects in humans, Janssen did nothing to change the risk category and doctors continued to prescribe the medication to women of child bearing years. Janssen made over $2 Billion USD annually on this drug, and lawyers for the Anderson family argued that was the motivation for the lack of a label change. The jury agreed.