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For a weekly talk-feature program by The American Law Journal, Howard D. Scher, shareholder in Buchanan’s Litigation section, spoke to The Legal Intelligencer’s senior staff writer, Gina Passarella, about the status of current mass tort lawsuits in the pharmaceutical industry and the likelihood of jury verdicts or settlements in favor of patients. Scher was interviewed for his perspective as a defense counsel for pharmaceutical and medical device companies and explained why he thinks pharmaceutical cases are on the rise.

“Cable television brings in junk plaintiffs. And I don’t mean that in a disparaging way. These people are genuinely hurt but there is no causation between their injuries and the claims that they are making,” he said.

Plaintiffs’ attorneys from other firms were also interviewed. The program discussed lawsuits involving vaginal mesh, hip implants, medications and bellwether cases, as well as the legal status of generic drugs.

Watch the full interview – “How Is Pharma Faring in the Courts?” (The American Law Journal, aired on WFMZ-TV 69 on April 3, 2015)