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Michael Bogdanow Featured in MLW 2015 Lawyers of the Year

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MichaelBogdanowMeehan, Boyle, Black & Bogdanow is very proud to announce that Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly has featured managing officer Michael Bogdanow as one of its “Lawyers of the Year.” Bogdanow persuaded the Supreme Judicial Court to affirm the $63 million verdict for a client who suffered horrific injuries as a result of taking Motrin brand ibuprofen.

In 2013, a Plymouth jury found that the McNeil Consumer Healthcare unit of Johnson & Johnson failed to provide sufficient warnings about potential side effects of Children’s Motrin. The defendants appealed saying the family failed to prove the continued use of the medicine caused the disease, the case was preempted by federal law and damages were excessive. Attorney Michael Bogdanow argued the appeal before the SJC in December 2014 and on April 17, 2015, the SJC upheld the judgment for the plaintiff and rejected the defendants’ arguments.  In January, 2016, the United States Supreme Court denied the defendants’ request to review the case.

Michael Bogdanow discusses the challenges and impact of this precedent-setting case in an interview with Correy Stephenson for Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. You can read the full article here.