Supreme Court

Supreme Court Mulls Generic Drug Company Product Liability

Who is held responsible for injuries?


Karen Bartlett, a New Hampshire woman, took a generic prescription pain medication called sulindac for shoulder soreness and suffered what a lower court described last year as "truly horrific" injuries.

She endured burns across much of her body, spent two months in a medically induced coma and underwent 12 eye surgeries. She is now nearly blind and unable to eat normally because of burns to her throat.

She was at the Supreme Court on Tuesday to hear arguments on whether Americans who are hurt by generic drugs can ever hold the drug maker liable for their injuries.