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Kendra Goldhirsch

North Carolina Plaintiff Joins Xarelto MDL

On May 3, 2017, a North Carolina woman filed a new Xarelto lawsuit against manufacturers Janssen Pharmaceuticals, parent company Johnson & Johnson, and Bayer AG. She joined the current Xarelto MDL underway in the Eastern District of Louisiana, where the […]

Kendra Goldhirsch

ISMP Warns About Risks of Combining Aspirin with Xarelto

As parties prepare for the second Xarelto bellwether trial in the Xarelto Multidistrict Litigation (MDL)in the Eastern District of Louisiana, the Institute of Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) has released their QuarterWatch report for the third quarter of 2016. Among the […]

Roopal Luhana

First AndroGel Bellwether Trial Set to Begin

The long-anticipated AndroGel bellwether trial is scheduled to begin on June 5, 2017. The case is the first to go to trial in the multidistrict litigation (MDL), which was established in June 2014, in the Northern District of Illinois. That […]

Roopal Luhana

First Testosterone Bellwether Trial Nears Starting Point

In March 2017, U.S. District Judge Matthew F. Kennelly met with the parties involved in the centralized testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) litigation to appoint a settlement master. The parties were instructed to attend monthly meetings to discuss potential settlement of […]

Kendra Goldhirsch

North Carolina Man Blames Eliquis for His Wife’s Death

On April 7, 2017, a North Carolina man filed a new Eliquis lawsuit on behalf of himself and his deceased wife. The case is now pending in the Southern District of New York, the court in which all federally filed […]

Roopal Luhana

Defense Relies on Learned Intermediary Doctrine to Win First Xarelto Trial

In April 2017, the first bellwether trial in Xarelto Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) was tried. The Xarelto MDL is located in the Eastern District of Louisiana, which is where the first trial took place. The lawsuit was filed by a man […]

Kendra Goldhirsch

Virginia Man Takes Xarelto, Suffers Aortic Aneurysm

A Virginia woman has joined the Xarelto multidistrict litigation in the Eastern District of Louisiana. She filed her case on March 20, 2017, and claims that her husband suffered serious injuries and died after taking Xarelto. She seeks $2 million […]

Kendra Goldhirsch

April 24 Marks Beginning of Xarelto Bellwether Trials

In December 2014, the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) consolidated all federally filed Xarelto lawsuits in one court in the Eastern District of Louisiana. Since then, both sides have been working toward preparing a small number of cases […]

Kendra Goldhirsch

Texas Man Blames Eliquis for His Wife’s Death

A Texas man filed a new lawsuit against Bristol-Myers Squibb and Pfizer, Inc., manufacturers of the blood-thinning drug Eliquis. He filed as Personal Representative of his wife’s Estate, whom he claims passed away as a result of taking Eliquis. The […]

Roopal Luhana

FDA Announces Mylan’s Recall of EpiPen Auto-Injectors Shortly After Class Action Filed

The FDA has announced Mylan’s expanded recall of select lots of its EpiPen Auto-Injector and EpiPen Jr. Auto-Injector. This follows the original recall that the company announced in March 2017. Initially, they recalled units sold only in Australia, due to […]