Reporters Jef Feeley and Margaret Cronin Fisk wrote about a lawsuit against the drug manufacturer in New Jersey state court, in which the defendant alleges he developed diabetes after taking the antipsychotic drug Seroquel and had not been properly warned of its risks.
Grey said former Seroquel users must convince each jury the drug was a specific cause of their diabetes. "In many states, the drug doesn't have to be the single cause of the injury, but it has to be singled out as a substantial and significant factor," she said. "That's still very, very difficult to prove."
Grey, a Faculty Fellow in the College's Center for Law, Science & Innovation, publishes and teaches on issues of tort law, products liability and mass tort litigation, as well as neuroscience and law, and has presented to judicial conferences and other professional groups on these issues. Her recent scholarly work has focused on the study of no-fault compensation systems in the United States, as well as the impact of advancements in neuroscience on tort law. Grey also has taught products liability as part of a common law program to law students in France.
To read the story, click here.