#cnn #news In a landmark decision, an Oklahoma judge on Monday ordered pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson to pay $572 million for its role in the state's opioid crisis.
The verdict issued by Cleveland County District Judge Thad Balkman marks the end of the first state trial attempting to hold a pharmaceutical company accountable for one of the worst health epidemics in history. In his ruling, Balkman said the opioid crisis has "ravaged" the state of Oklahoma.
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NORMAN, OKLA. — A New Jersey-based pharmaceutical company caused an Oklahoma opioid crisis that led to thousands of deaths, and must pay $572.1 million to fix it, a Cleveland County, Oklahoma, district judge ruled Monday.
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Viewing and visitation on Monday 9/23/19 from 2-8pm, family greeting guests from 6-8pm at Dighton Marler Funeral Home. Memorial service, Tuesday, 9/24/2019 at 2pm at Dighton Marler Funeral Home. Private family Interment at a later date.
Catherine Bailey was born October 7, 1919 at Gage, Oklahoma and passed from this life September 3, 2019 at the Community Health Center, Wakita, Oklahoma at age 99. She was predeceased by parents Dave and Kate Davis Skulley, husband Roy V. Bailey, 1 sister and 4 brothers. She leaves behind so…
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