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Meghan Johnson Carter

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Meghan Johnson Carter litigates cases on behalf of victims of allegedly dangerous pharmaceutical drugs and defective medical devices.

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Meghan has been involved in a variety of cases related to negligence, corporate misconduct and defective products, including cases involving Accutane®, Advair®/Serevent®, Avandia®, Fosamax®, Paxil® and Zicam®. She was appointed Negotiating Plaintiffs’ Counsel in the Southern District of West Virginia by the Honorable Joseph R. Goodwin for purposes of settlement coordination and administration in In re Digitek Products Liability Litigation, a federal MDL involving people who suffered from digoxin toxicity allegedly caused by recalled Digitek®.

Meghan currently represents clients who have suffered from osteonecrosis and femur fracture cases allegedly related to the osteoporosis drug Fosamax®. Meghan currently represents clients who have been harmed by pelvic mesh/sling products. She has also represented women in national contraceptive litigation involving Mirena®, NuvaRing®, Yaz® and Yasmin®. Other cases she is involved in include Pradaxa®, Talcum Powder and Tylenol® litigation and laparoscopic power morcellation. 

Meghan has experience in various other product liability actions. Early in her career, she represented victims and families affected by tragic events caused by hazardous consumer products, premise injuries and other incidents of negligence, including working on In re Graniteville Train Derailment.

At the University of South Carolina School of Law, Meghan was a research editor for the South Carolina Law Review, the chief justice of the University of South Carolina Moot Court Bar, and a member of the John Belton O’Neill Inns of Court. She was also appointed to the Order of the Wig and Robe and the Order of the Barristers. She received the Sherod H. Eadon Scholarship Award which is awarded to a student who exhibits outstanding ability in trial advocacy. 

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Education

  • J.D., University of South Carolina School of Law, 2007
  • B.S., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2003

Associations

  • American Association for Justice
  • American Bar Association
  • South Carolina Association for Justice
  • South Carolina Bar Association
  • Charleston County Bar Association

Licensed In

  • South Carolina

Casework

Gadolinium Toxicity Lawsuit

MRI scans often include the use of a dye, such as the heavy metal Gadolinium, to improve the image quality and give doctors a better view of potential abnormalities. However, this contrast dye may pose deadly and serious side effects to patients.

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Attorneys:

Carmen S. Scott