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Dori Milner

Eliquis Lawsuits Increase in Number as Questions Surround Clinical Trial

Over the past several months, plaintiffs have been filing product liability lawsuits against Eliquis manufacturers Bristol-Myers Squibb and Pfizer, Inc. As of December 2016, there were about 34 Eliquis lawsuits pending in different courts around the country. In each, plaintiffs […]

Roopal Luhana

Widower Brings Claims Against Xarelto Manufacturers for Wife’s Death

A Louisiana man has filed a new Xarelto lawsuit on behalf of his spouse, who died after taking the blood-thinning drug. He filed his case in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, joining the current Xarelto […]

Roopal Luhana

Xarelto Manufacturers Doled Out Millions to Persuade Doctors to Prescribe

A new report by the independent, public-interest news organization ProPublica indicates that manufacturers spent more on physician payments for Xarelto than any other drug in 2015. Payments were for things such as promotional speaking, consulting, meals, travel, gifts and royalties, […]

Roopal Luhana

Number of Cases in Xarelto MDL Nears 14,000

It was over two years ago now that the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) consolidated all federally filed Xarelto lawsuits into one court in the Eastern District of Louisiana. Now, there are over 13,000 cases pending in that […]

Dori Milner

Xarelto Mass Tort Adopts MDL Bellwether Selection Process

In January 2015, Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Judge Kevin Dougherty created a mass tort docket for all state-filed Xarelto lawsuits. At that time, about 75 cases were centralized in the same court, with plaintiffs alleging excessive bleeding injuries after […]

Roopal Luhana

Number of PPI Lawsuits Increasing in Federal Courts

The number of lawsuits filed against the makers of heartburn drugs like Nexium and Prilosec continues to increase. These drugs belong to a class of medications called “proton pump inhibitors (PPIs)”. They reduce the production of stomach acid and are […]

Roopal Luhana

Illinois Man Seeks $10 Million in Nexium Chronic Kidney Disease Lawsuit

On August 26, 2016, an Illinois man filed a new Nexium lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. He names Nexium manufacturer AstraZeneca as defendant, and claims that after he took the heartburn drug, […]

Roopal Luhana

Xarelto MDL Getting Closer to Choosing Final 4 Bellwether Trial Cases

The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) consolidated all federal Xarelto lawsuits into one court in the Eastern District of Louisiana in December 2014. Since then, both sides have been working toward selecting a few key cases to go […]

Roopal Luhana

Louisiana Court Chooses 4 Xarelto Cases for Bellwether Trials

In December 2014, all federally filed Xarelto lawsuits were consolidated into one court in the Eastern District of Louisiana. Now, Judge Eldon Fallon, who has been overseeing the proceedings, has selected four cases to serve as the first bellwether cases. […]

Roopal Luhana

Editorial in Pharmaceutical Journal Calls for an End to PPI Overprescribing

A new editorial published in Pharmaceutical Journal by Dr. Daniel Marks, Clinical Pharmacologist at University College London Hospital, calls for limiting inappropriate prescribing of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) , like Nexium and Prilosec, because of the risk of adverse effects. […]