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Zofran Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) Formed in Massachusetts

By | Pharmaceutical litigation, Uncategorized, Zofran

zofran-birth-defectsThe Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) ordered to consolidate Zofran birth defect lawsuits in Massachusetts.

Why did the JPML consolidate Zofran cases?

An increasing number of families across the US are coming forward, seeking to hold Zofran’s manufacturer, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), accountable.

And accounting for the current number of pending Zofran lawsuits, in addition to estimates of future lawsuits, the move to consolidate is wise.

What is an MDL?

Think of a multidistrict litigation like this.

Say you ask 10 small grocers across the US for 10 red apples. And the small grocers hop to it, and each of them meets your request.

In doing so, they’re duplicating the same action, over and over again.

This duplicative process is what MDLs seek to avoid. When similar lawsuits are consolidated, there’s no replicating the same legal process over and over; put another way, grocers don’t have to pick out those 10 red apples over and over again.

Another benefit of MDLs is they avoid the confusion of conflicting rulings that can happen when cases are tried separately in courts all over the US.

Zofran MDL

On October 13, 2015, the JPML consolidated Zofran lawsuits into MDL No. 2657 before Judge Dennis F. Saylor IV.

GlaxoSmithKline has been here before

In 2012, GSK pled guilty to criminal charges brought by the US Department of Justice (DOJ). The charges alleged that GSK “promoted certain forms of Zofran, approved only for post-operative nausea, for the treatment of morning sickness in pregnant women”.

GSK and the DOJ agreed to a civil settlement in excess of $1 billion.

GSK also pled guilty to “promoting…Zofran for off-label, non-covered use and paying kickbacks to physicians”.

Do you want to hold GSK accountable?

If so, we can help you.

The team of experienced Zofran lawyers at Carey Danis & Lowe are available to discuss your case with you during a free case evaluation.

We can walk you through your legal options and compensation eligibility.

Call Carey Danis & Lowe today at 800.721.219. You can also reach us by completing a confidential personal injury claim form.

Carey Danis & Lowe Reports on Syngenta GMO Corn Transfer Order

By | Class Action, Consumer protection, GMO, Uncategorized

Published December 23, 2014 on PR Web

St. Louis, Missouri (PRWEB) December 23, 2014

GMO Corn Seed LawsuitsGMO corn cases filed across the United States, and targeting Swiss biotechnology company, Syngenta, are in the process of being consolidated in a Kansas federal court for pretrial proceedings. The consolidated case is In Re: Syngenta AG MIR 162 Corn Litigation, MDL No. 2591 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas.

Management of the Syngenta GMO corn multidistrict litigation (MDL) has been handed over to U.S. District Judge John W. Lungstrum.*
As a Missouri law firm specializing in class action lawsuits, and currently representing U.S. corn farmers who claim to have suffered financially from Syngenta’s genetically-modified corn seed, Agrisure Viptera, or MIR 162, the team at Carey Danis & Lowe remains abreast of news that impacts U.S. corn farmers.

Carey Danis & Lowe believes that the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) made a sound decision in ordering Syngenta GMO corn lawsuits to be centralized in one court. In the JPML’s transfer order, a reason given for ordering the centralization is to avoid redundant research and evidence gathering, the possibility of varying pretrial rulings, and overuse of defendant and plaintiff resources.

In all, the centralization of the Syngenta lawsuits will lead to an organized and efficient legal process, which is best for all parties involved, say Carey Danis & Lowe class action attorneys.

Legal Assistance for U.S. Corn Farmers & Exporters

As the St. Louis law firm currently represents U.S. corn farmers in cases involving claims against Syngenta, Carey Danis & Lowe is available to review legal options and compensation eligibility with U.S. corn farmers and exporters who claim lost revenue from Syngenta’s commercialization of the genetically-modified corn seed, Agrisure Viptera.

Carey Danis & Lowe can be reached by phone at 800.721.2519.

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About Carey Danis & Lowe

Carey Danis & Lowe is a plaintiff’s litigation firm based in St. Louis, Missouri with law offices across the United States in Illinois, Missouri, and Florida. Carey Danis & Lowe specializes in class action lawsuits. The Carey Danis & Lowe team is comprised of experienced attorneys working alongside knowledgeable and professional staff that includes medical doctors, nurses, and information technology specialists. Contact Carey Danis & Lowe at 800.721.2519 for more information about their legal services.

 

Source
United States Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, “In Re: Syngenta AG MIR 162 Corn Litigation, Transfer Order”, December 11, 2014: http://bit.ly/jpml-syngenta-transfer-order

Mirena Lawsuit Numbers Continue to Rise

By | Mirena, Pharmaceutical litigation, Uncategorized

mirenaThe Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) released a document on October 15, 2014 that supplied an up-to-date pending lawsuit count for the Mirena multidistrict litigation (MDL) being heard in a federal court in New York. According to this document, there are currently 1,042 Mirena lawsuits pending before U.S. District Judge Cathy Seibel.

This update from the JPML makes it clear that the Mirena intrauterine device (IUD) continues to cause serious injuries to women.

Some known Mirena side effects include perforation, device migration, and infection.

Such injuries could have been prevented if product transparency and honesty were of any importance to the manufacturer of the Mirena. However, in this situation, Bayer misrepresented this contraceptive device in marketing campaigns by making claims about it being a safe and effective choice for women. As the Mirena lawsuits in New York indicate, these claims are false and deceptive.

Carey Danis & Lowe Offers Legal Assistance

Carey Danis & Lowe is a St. Louis law firm that has a reputation for successfully and consistently recovering losses for clients. When you work with us, you can expect that our team of legal and medical professionals will bring their expertise, knowledge, and professionalism to your case.

The personal injury lawyers at Carey Danis & Lowe represent women who have been injured by the Mirena. Our law firm is currently accepting cases, and is offering free, no-obligation case evaluations.

Get our professional opinion on your case today by sharing your Mirena story with one of our attorneys. Contact us by phone at 800.721.2519, or by completing a confidential personal injury claim form.

 

Mirena IUD May Cause Brain Injuries

By | Defective Medical Device litigation, Mirena, Pharmaceutical litigation, Uncategorized

mirena_mdl_lawsuit_dvt_blood_clot_settlementsThere is speculation that Bayer’s contraceptive device notorious for uterine perforation and device migration may seriously impact brain health. Women who have used the device in question, the Mirena intrauterine device (IUD), have filed lawsuits against Bayer alleging that they sustained brain injuries, specifically a health complication known as pseudotumor cerebri, after using the product.

The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) recently reviewed a request to consolidate Mirena IUD lawsuits involving claims of brain injury into its own multidistrict litigation (MDL).

With fewer Mirena IUD brain injury lawsuits compared to those lawsuits claiming uterine perforation, device migration, organ damage, and similar injuries, the JPML decided against forming a separate federal MDL for the lawsuits on brain injuries.

Carey Danis & Lowe Investigating Mirena IUD Injuries

A personal injury and defective drug law firm based in St. Louis, Carey Danis & Lowe is currently investigating Mirena IUD injury cases. If you or someone you love has been injured by the Mirena IUD, our defective drug lawyers would like to walk you through your legal options and compensation eligibility.

Carey Danis & Lowe offers free initial case evaluations that are obligation-free.

We invite you to share your Mirena IUD story with Carey Danis & Lowe today by calling us at 800.721.2519, or by submitting a confidential personal injury claim form. We look forward to reviewing your case with you soon.

Stay current on Mirena IUD lawsuit updates by following the Carey Danis & Lowe blog, where we frequently write about defective drugs, defective medical devices, and personal injury cases that may be of interest to you.

U.S. JPML Releases Info on Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits

By | Defective Medical Device litigation, Transvaginal Mesh, Uncategorized

sealA panel responsible for the management of multidistrict litigation (MDL) across the country, the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) published a document in mid-June with updated information on open MDLs. Included in the JPML’s document published on June 16, 2014 are the seven MDLs pertaining to transvaginal mesh products.

The transvaginal mesh MDLs are all being heard by U.S. District Judge Joseph R. Goodwin in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia. The MDLs are:

IN RE: American Medical Systems, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation, MDL 2325

  • IN RE: Boston Scientific Corp. Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation, MDL 2326
  • IN RE: Ethicon, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation, MDL 2327
  • IN RE: Coloplast Corp. Pelvic Support Systems Products Liability Litigation, MDL 2387
  • IN RE: Cook Medical, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation, MDL 2440
  • IN RE: Neomedic Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation, MDL 2511

The JPML document provides the number of pending transvaginal mesh lawsuits in each of these MDLs. In the American Medical Systems MDL, there are 17,812 lawsuits pending. There are 12,004 lawsuits pending in the Boston Scientific MDL, 1,468 lawsuits in the Coloplast MDL, 195 lawsuits in the Cook Medical MDL, and 52 lawsuits pending in the Neomedic MDL. The transvaginal mesh MDL with the largest number of pending lawsuits is the Ethicon MDL with 18,176 cases.

According to the JPML numbers, there are just under 60,000 transvaginal mesh lawsuits pending in the West Virginia federal court. This calculation does not include the lawsuits pending in state courts across the country.

The increasing number of lawsuits being filed in state and federal courts demonstrates that transvaginal mesh products have negatively impacted the lives of so many women, and that these women no longer want to remain silent about their pain and suffering.

Carey Danis & Lowe Provides Legal Representation to Victims

From our headquarters in St. Louis, our team of dedicated defective medical device lawyers at Carey Danis & Lowe works diligently for women who have been injured by transvaginal mesh. If you or someone you love has suffered an injury after receiving a transvaginal mesh implant, our lawyers are available to discuss legal options and compensation eligibility in a free initial case evaluation.

Share your transvaginal mesh story with Carey Danis & Lowe today. Give our St. Louis law firm a call at 800.721.2519, or complete a personal injury claim form.