Santana McMurrey

Attorney

Attorney Santana McMurrey

Santana McMurrey joined the Arnold & Itkin team in 2014.

She is proud to focus her efforts on not only helping those who have suffered from dangerous drugs, but also those who have been seriously injured in offshore accidents, plant accidents, and more.

Santana graduated from Brazosport High School in Freeport, Texas. After high school she studied at University of Texas at Austin, where she earned her bachelor's degree.

Shortly after graduating college, she began working at a law firm in Houston. It didn't take much time for Santana to realize that she was passionate about the legal field. She decided to study law at South Texas College of Law. During her time, Santana received a Dean's Merit Scholarship and was consistently recognized on the Dean's List.

While attending law school, Santana worked as a law clerk, gaining vital experience that would benefit her down the road. She used that foundation to focus her career on products and premises liability cases. During her time as a clerk she continued to excel at law school and develop her skill set by working on country-wide cases.

Santana now brings her experience gained in the classroom and the law office to Arnold & Itkin. She is proud to be a part of our firm and honored to be able to continue helping families across the nation.

Currently, Santana lives with her husband, Marshall, and their two dogs in Houston.

Education

  • University of Texas at Austin
  • South Texas College of Law

Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas

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Maritime Information

  • August 22 2017

    Lawsuit Filed for Louisiana Seaman with Injured Back

  • August 22 2017

    Case Filed for Louisiana Seaman Injured by Bad Rigging

  • August 15 2017

    Jones Act Claim Filed for Worker Bedridden After Injury

Santana McMurrey's Case Results

$76.6 Million Verdict Secured in Risperdal Case Against Johnson & Johnson

Attorneys Jason Itkin, Ces Tavares, and Kyle Findley of Arnold & Itkin won an impressive $76.6 million jury verdict on behalf of a boy who suffered gynecomastia, or irregular female breast growth. The verdict came against Johnson & Johnson and Janssen Pharmaceutical for their drug, Risperdal. The team was also assisted by Cory Itkin and Santana McMurrey from the firm. Both Jason and Kyle provided representation for the boy’s family, bringing a lawsuit against J&J for failing to provide a proper warning that their antipsychotic medicine, Risperdal, could lead to the development of female breasts. This verdict will help ensure that J&J is held accountable for causing such devastating disfigurement to Arnold & Itkin’s client.

J&J and Janssen Pharmaceuticals tried to argue that because their drug was the only drug that worked for the boy, he continued to stay on the drug—even though he was informed of the potential risks. They also tried to argue that Risperdal does not even cause gynecomastia, despite significant evidence that shows otherwise. Our team discovered pivotal evidence through careful cross-examination that was known in the case as “Tab 4.” It became crucial to our case and had never become public until the trial. This included scientific data that showed a clear link between Risperdal and the condition known as gynecomastia. Even though they had this information, J&J knowingly kept this evidence secret, hiding it from the FDA and burying it from scientific studies.

The Philadelphia jury found that Johnson & Johnson was guilty of falsifying, concealing, and/or destroying evidence. After just 11 days of trial, they unanimously agreed that J&J failed to warn of the side effects of Risperdal, thus causing our client to develop gynecomastia. They awarded our client $76.6 million—the largest single verdict in such a case.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $0.00.

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