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IU experts available to comment on decision in opioid lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson

August 26, 2019

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Cleveland County District Judge Thad Balkman is expected to rule today in a landmark lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson that will set the stage for future lawsuits against pharmaceutical companies. The decision would be the first of its kind as states try to hold pharmaceutical companies responsible for the opioid epidemic that has killed hundreds of thousands of Americans. Indiana University law experts are available to comment. For more information, contact April Toler at 812-855-3851 or artoler@iu.edu.

Jody L. Madeira

Tort law, criminal law, children and the law, assisted reproductive technology, interdisciplinary perspectives.

IU Bloomington

Email: jmadeira@indiana.edu

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Professor Jody Madeira joined the IU Maurer School of Law faculty in 2007. Her scholarly interests involve empirical research; the role of emotion in law; the sociology of law; law, medicine and bioethics; and the Second Amendment. She is principal investigator on a grant to design and implement S.U.N., a multimedia web portal integrating educational videos and a mobile health tracking application for college students that addresses alcohol, marijuana, opioid and stimulant use disorders. (more)

Nicolas Terry

Health law, health policy, health information technology, health privacy and security, health quality and safety, medical malpractice, torts, social media, drug and device regulation.

IUPUI

Email: npterry@iupui.edu

Expert Bio

Nicolas Terry is the Hall Render Professor of Law at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law and executive director of the Hall Center for Law and Health. Educated at Kingston University and the University of Cambridge, his research interests lie at the intersection of medicine, law and information technology. He has published over 75 books, chapters and articles. Terry is a permanent blogger at Harvard Law School's Bill of Health. His "The Week in Health Law" podcast is at TWIHL.com, and he is @nicolasterry on Twitter. (more)

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