On December 12th, 2014 The United States Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation released a transfer order in regards to the mounting Xarelto litigation. According to the order, there are currently 21 causes of action pending in ten different districts across the country. A multidistrict litigation order establishes a single court to hear cases from all over the country. This means that regardless of the court your case would normally be heard in, due to your location, your case will instead be heard in the court established by the Judicial Panel. As a result, many Indiana residents bringing Xarelto claims will be included in this MDL which will also allow many to settle their cases outside of court, and is designed to speed the process of handling complex cases.
Xarelto Cases Will be Heard in Louisiana
The transfer order acknowledged many commonalities between cases filed against the makers of the blood thinner Xarelto. Some of these commonalities include, “the adequacy of Xarelto’s warning label with respect to the risk of severe bleeding and other injuries, the results of certain clinical studies, and the alleged need for blood monitoring.” While the makers of Xarelto argued against the establishment of an MDL, the Judicial Panel dismissed their concerns and established the Eastern District of Louisiana as the court where these cases will be heard. The order notes that the Honorable Eldon E. Fallon will be presiding over the cases. Judge Fallon was appointed to this position in 1995 by then President Bill Clinton. He obtained his J.D. in 1962 from Louisiana State University Law School. He was a private practice attorney from 1962-1995. He is well known for presiding over the class action suit involving Chinese drywall (judgepedia.org).
Have You Been Injured After Taking Xarelto?
If you or a loved one was injured after taking Xarelto, contact a dangerous drug attorney at Hensley Legal Group today. They have the experience you deserve, and know how to handle the complex issues involved with class action claims. Reach us anytime at 1-888-436-7539, or contact us via the web. Fill out the ‘Get Help Now’ form and someone from our office will contact you as soon as possible to discuss your situation.