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Eli Lilly Secretly Paid Millions to Secure Favorable Verdict in Mass Shooting Lawsuit

USA Today reports Prozac maker Eli Lilly “secretly paid the victims” of Joseph Wesbecker’s deadly shooting rampage “$20 million to help ensure a verdict exonerating the drug company.” Wesbecker began taking Prozac about a month before the shooting and in a trial “Wesbecker’s victims and their families said the Prozac he took helped incite his murderous rampage.” USA Today adds, “on the eve of the jury’s verdict,” the company, without telling the judge overseeing the case, secretly paid the plaintiffs “to withhold damaging evidence about the arthritis drug Oraflex that Lilly withdrew from the market.,” not seek damages, and not to appeal a verdict against them. For more than two decades the company fought Jefferson Circuit Judge John Potter “who fought to reveal [the payment] because he said it swayed the jury’s verdict.”

From the news release of the American Association for Justice.

Bob Kraft

I am a Dallas, Texas lawyer who has had the privilege of helping thousands of clients since 1971 in the areas of Personal Injury law and Social Security Disability.

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