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Yaz & Yasmin Lawsuits to Be Remanded

By | Pharmaceutical litigation, Uncategorized, Yaz/Yasmin

yaz_lawsuit_yasmin_side_effects_lawsuits_dvt_blood_clot_settlementsSettling Yaz and Yasmin lawsuits in the Yaz and Yasmin multidistrict litigation (MDL) is a slow process, a fact recently expressed by the federal judge managing the MDL. It appears that the cause of the slow process is Bayer’s legal strategy, which U.S. District Judge David R. Herndon likened to attrition.

In a document filed in mid-February 2015, Judge Herndon described Bayer’s approach to settlement as either an effort to wear down the other parties, or an expectation that “an entire group of catastrophically injured women, for the most part, [will] simply drop their claims”.

In order to more quickly settle these Yaz and Yasmin lawsuits, of which there are 3,400 still pending, the court will request on or around July 1 that the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) remand a group of cases to their home districts for trial.

In addition to remanding certain lawsuits, the court rescheduled the trial of a case involving the plaintiff, Pamela Schuchert, to start on June 15. According to a court document, the Schuchert trial will have a 10-day limit.

Legal Assistance for Yaz, Yasmin & Ocella Victims

Carey Danis & Lowe represents Yaz, Yasmin, and Ocella victims. For more information about our legal services, contact our law offices by phone at 800.721.2519.

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

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.

Discussions Underway in Forming Mirena MDL: Bayer Opposes Consolidating into Mirena MDL

By | Mirena, Pharmaceutical litigation, Uncategorized

mirena_mdl_lawsuit_dvt_blood_clot_settlementsA U.S. Judicial Panel on Multi-district Litigation (JPML) met on March 21 in San Diego, California to discuss the consolidation of Mirena IUD lawsuits into a multi-district litigation (MDL).

Bayer, the manufacturer of the Mirena intrauterine device (IUD), has expressed a strong opposition against consolidation of lawsuits into an MDL. The German pharmaceutical company opposes the formation of a Mirena MDL, which the Judicial Panel is calling In re: Mirena IUD Products Liablity Litigation, MDL No. 2434, because Bayer believes that a Mirena MDL would stall a Mirena lawsuit scheduled for May 2013.

According to a Thomson Reuters article, Bayer stated that consolidating Mirena cases into an MDL would mean that the case scheduled for May would be stalled for an unknown amount of time. Furthermore, Bayer’s lawyers argued against the Mirena MDL claiming it will slow the litigation process for any future Mirena lawsuits.

The plaintiffs’ counsel argued the opposite, claiming the Mirena MDL would organize the lawsuits, and make for a more efficient legal process.

As of now, the first Mirena trial is scheduled to be heard in the U.S. District Court of the District of South Carolina. Mirena lawyers are Carey Danis & Lowe are closely following the Judicial Panel hearings in order to ascertain if the Mirena trial will be go on as scheduled, and if a Mirena MDL will be established.

Carey Danis & Lowe believes that the consolidation of Mirena IUD lawsuits into a federal MDL is an ideal situation for individuals who claim to have been injured through use of the Mirena IUD.

Women who have used the Mirena contraceptive device have experienced ectopic pregnancy, which is a pregnancy that occurs outside of the womb. Furthermore, the Mirena IUD has also been linked to incidences of uterine perforation as well as the device embedding into surrounding tissues.

Many patients have also experienced device migration wherein the Mirena IUD dislodges and travels to other parts of the body, especially the abdomen, and causes significant internal damage.

In cases where a medical device such as the Mirena IUD was marketed as safe, but has caused an undue amount of pain and injury, it is important to hold pharmaceutical companies accountable for releasing such defective products onto the market. Lawyers are Carey Danis & Lowe are dedicated to providing our clients with expert legal counsel in a Mirena lawsuits.

Contact a Mirena lawyer at Carey Danis & Lowe today by calling 800.721.2519 or by submitting a legal claim form.