Posts Tagged 'multidistrict litigation'

Trouble for Diabetes Drug Makers?

invokana and farxiga mdls to move forwardKnown as SGLT2 inhibitors for short, sodium glucose co-transporter 2 inhibitors are a class of drugs intended for certain individuals with Type II diabetes. The drugs prevent glucose from being absorbed in the kidneys and reduce glucose in the blood by causing it to be expelled in the urine.

Unfortunately, this relatively new class of drugs has already allegedly caused enough harm to warrant FDA action ...

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Fluoroquinolone MDL to Hold Initial Status Conference in December

An initial status conference will be held on December 8 to discuss and organize the newly centralized fluoroquinolone MDL. U.S. District Judge John Tunheim, who is overseeing the Minnesota District litigation, will likely want to appoint lawyers from both sides to leadership roles and begin the discovery process.

Fluoroquinolones (FLQs), a family of broad-spectrum antibiotics, drew attention recently when a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) panel voted to recommend that manufacturers strengthen the warning labels on ...

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Bard IVC Filter Lawsuits Centralized in Arizona MDL

bard ivc filter lawsuits to be consolidated into multidistrict litigationThe U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation decided on earlier this month to centralize 22 Bard inferior vena cava (IVC) filter lawsuits before the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona. Lopez McHugh co-founder Ramon Rossi Lopez appeared last month when the Panel heard arguments in favor of centralization. Plaintiffs in Bard IVC filter lawsuits are expected to benefit from the Panel’s decision, which should lead ...

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U.S. Judicial Panel Approves MDL Centralizing Claims Against IVC Filter Manufacturer

judicial panel approves bard ivc filter lawsuit centralizationThe U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation has ordered the transfer of all federal lawsuits filed over allegedly defective IVC filters made by medical device manufacturer C.R. Bard, Inc. to the District of Arizona following the appearance at a July 30 hearing of lead IVC filter attorney Ramon Rossi Lopez.

Lopez, founding partner of Lopez McHugh LLP, argued in favor of the transfer at the hearing in San Francisco. Comprised ...

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Benicar MDL Tops 200 Cases

benicar mdl now over 200 casesA July 17 joint report filed before the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey indicates that the number of Benicar lawsuits included in multidistrict litigation (MDL) 2606 now stands at 205. This is a whopping 135 more than the 70 Benicar lawsuits reported at an MDL conference in June, and 190 more than the initial 15 federal cases centralized in March.

Benicar, pharmaceutical giant Daiichi ...

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Testosterone Lawsuits Top 2,000 in Illinois MDL

testosterone therapy lawsuit tops 2000 in Illinois mdlTestosterone lawsuits filed as part of the multidistrict litigation (MDL) in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois are now in excess of 2,000, according to the MDL web page. The number is up from 1,500 two months ago. The testosterone MDL was established in June 2014, and initially included eight separate testosterone lawsuits. Plaintiffs who have filed lawsuits in the MDL claim ...

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