Even the judge overseeing the suit blaming Pfizer for Susan Bulger's suicide has noted how hard it will be for plaintiffs lawyer Mark Lanier to win, given Bulger's "personal history." But the perpetually optimistic Lanier, who on Monday begins the first trial to test claims that Pfizer's anti-epilepsy drug Neurontin increases patients' risk of suicide, says that just puts more pressure on Pfizer's lawyers: "If I lose it's no big deal, but if I win, it's like, 'Holy Toledo, is the case that bad or are the lawyers that bad?'"
Can Mark Lanier Work His Magic in 'Very Tough' Neurontin Test Trial?
The American Lawyer
July 27, 2009