Lawyer in Nevada opioids suits sees boost from Oklahoma case


August 29, 2019

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The lawyer heading Nevada's largest lawsuits against drug manufacturers accused of fueling the nation's opioid addiction crisis predicted Wednesday that companies could be on the hook for judgments in the billions of dollars if cases go before juries.

Attorney Robert Eglet pointed to a $572 million judgment that Oklahoma won on Monday against drugmaker Johnson & Johnson, parent company of subsidiaries that produced powerful prescription painkillers.

"My prediction is the verdicts are going to get larger and larger. We're talking in the billions," Eglet said. "The public n...

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