Multidistrict Litigation2019-06-08T12:10:30+00:00

MULTIDISTRICT LITIGATION ATTORNEYS

The Northern California Law Firm of Kaiser Gornick LLP specializes in multidistrict litigation for product liability cases. Call us at 800-824-8234

What is Multidistrict Litigation?

Multidistrict Litigation (“MDL”) is a legal procedure designed to expedite the handling of complex cases. Often, hundreds or even thousands of plaintiffs will allege injuries from the same cause and bring numerous civil actions in many different courts across the country.

If these individual cases all share common questions of fact, a special body within the U.S. federal court system, called the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (“JPML”), may decide to consolidate the entire group of cases into an MDL. Once an MDL is established, all existing subject cases are transferred to the designated MDL court.

Subsequent cases may also be filed directly into the MDL court. Each MDL court is presided over by a single judge. Typically, the MDL judge will appoint what is called a Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee (“PSC”). The PSC is a small group of experienced plaintiffs’ attorneys which handles pre-trial proceedings and discovery on behalf of all plaintiffs in a given MDL.

Product Liability Multidistrict Litigation

National product liability litigation regarding prescription drugs and medical devices is inevitably streamlined into MDLs. Such cases require in-depth analysis of technical issues which affect a large number of people who have suffered the same or similar injuries caused by the same drug or device.

Consolidating these cases into MDLs allows for increased judicial consistency since one judge will decide all pre-trial and discovery issues for each group of cases. In addition, centralizing the discovery of issues which are common to all cases is more cost-effective because such investigation will benefit all involved plaintiffs as a group, rather than on an individual basis.

California Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers

Kaiser Gornick LLP handles many product liability cases that have been consolidated into MDLs, including:

Active Prescription Drug and Medical Device MDL Cases

The following are the current prescription drug and medical device MDLs:

  • MDL – 1203 IN RE: Diet Drugs (Phentermine/Fenfluramine/Dexfenfluramine) Products Liability Litigation
  • MDL – 1431 IN RE: Baycol Products Liability Litigation
  • MDL – 1507 IN RE: Prempro Products Liability Litigation
  • MDL – 1657 IN RE: Vioxx Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation
  • MDL – 1789 IN RE: Fosamax Products Liability Litigation
  • MDL – 1836 IN RE: Mirapex Products Liability Litigation
  • MDL – 1842 IN RE: Kugel Mesh Hernia Patch Products Liability Litigation
  • MDL – 1871 IN RE: Avandia Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation
  • MDL – 1943 IN RE: Levaquin Products Liability Litigation
  • MDL – 1953 IN RE: Heparin Products Liability Litigation
  • MDL – 1964 IN RE: NuvaRing Products Liability Litigation
  • MDL – 2004 IN RE: Mentor Corp. ObTape Transobturator Sling Products Liability Litigation
  • MDL – 2100 IN RE: Yasmin and Yaz (Drospirenone) Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation
  • MDL – 2187 IN RE: C.R. Bard, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation
  • MDL – 2226 IN RE: Darvocet, Darvon and Propoxyphene Products Liability Litigation
  • MDL – 2243 IN RE: Fosamax (Alendronate Sodium) Products Liability Litigation (No. II)
  • MDL – 2329 IN RE: Wright Medical Technology, Inc., Conserve Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation
  • MDL – 2331 IN RE: Propecia (Finasteride) Products Liability Litigation
  • MDL – 2342 IN RE: Zoloft (Sertraline Hydrochloride) Products Liability Litigation
  • MDL – 2385 IN RE: Pradaxa (Dabigatran Etexilate) Products Liability Litigation
  • MDL – 2404 IN RE: Nexium (Esomeprazole) Products Liability Litigation
  • MDL – 2418 IN RE: Plavix Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation (No. II)
  • MDL – 2428 IN RE: Fresenius GranuFlo/NaturaLyte Dialysate Products Liability Litigation
  • MDL – 2434 IN RE: Mirena IUD Products Liability Litigation
  • MDL – 2436 IN RE: Tylenol (Acetaminophen) Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation
  • MDL – 2440 IN RE: Cook Medical, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation
  • MDL – 2441 IN RE: Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation
  • MDL – 2452 IN RE: Incretin-Based Therapies Products Liability Litigation
  • MDL – 2502 IN RE: Lipitor (Atorvastatin Calcium) Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation (No. II)
  • MDL – 2511 IN RE: Neomedic Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation
  • MDL – 2545 IN RE: Testosterone Replacement Therapy Products Liability Litigation
  • MDL – 2570 IN RE: Cook Medical, Inc., IVC Filters Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation
  • MDL – 2592 IN RE: Xarelto (Rivaroxaban) Products Liability Litigation
  • MDL – 2606 IN RE: Benicar (Olmesartan) Products Liability Litigation
  • MDL – 2641 IN RE: Bard IVC Filters Products Liability Litigation
  • MDL – 2642 IN RE: Fluoroquinolone Products Liability Litigation
  • MDL – 2652 IN RE: Ethicon, Inc., Power Morcellator Products Liability Litigation
  • MDL – 2657 IN RE: Zofran (Ondansetron) Products Liability Litigation

Contact us at (800) 824-8234 to speak with an attorney or schedule a free initial consultation online.