Twenty-seven Tylenol lawsuits filed against McNeil-PPC, Perrigo, Novartis and others have recently been consolidated under multidistrict litigation in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania to facilitate the pretrial proceedings in these cases.
Alonso Krangle has learned that the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) has recently ruled that 27 Tylenol lawsuits filed against various manufacturers will be consolidated under MDL 2436 in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. While the defendants in these cases, including McNeil, Perrigo and Novartis, opposed consolidation of the Tylenol lawsuits, arguing that the cases will depend on plaintiff-specific facts, the Judicial Panel on MDL overruled this opposition and has centralized the Tylenol lawsuits under the oversight of Judge Lawrence Stengel for pretrial proceedings.
All of the Tylenol lawsuits incorporated in MDL 2436 involve personal injury and/or wrongful death claims associated with allegations that use of over-the-counter (OTC) Tylenol (generically acetaminophen) in various forms caused the plaintiffs to suffer from serious liver damage and, in some cases, liver failure even when the drug was taken as directed.
Alonso Krangle’s defective drug attorneys are dedicated to standing up for victims’ rights and holding even the largest corporations, accountable for their potentially dangerous medications. We offer free Tylenol liver damage lawsuit evaluations to those who have sustained serious injuries that could be linked to the use of OTC Tylenol. To discuss a potential claim with one of the compassionate defective drug lawyers at Alonso Krangle LLP, please contact us at 1-800-403-6191 or visit our website, FightForVictims.com.
In its ruling regarding the centralization of the Tylenol lawsuits, the Judicial Panel explained that, because all of the claims involve allegations of liver injury associated with the use of OTC Tylenol, the cases share factual issues regarding the design, manufacture, labeling, marketing and sale of Tylenol. Consequently, the centralization of these cases in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania would eliminate duplicative discovery, prevent inconsistent pretrial rulings and would ultimately conserve the resources of the parties, the counsel and the judiciary. The Judicial Panel also pointed out that Judge Stengel has the discretion to only rule on the common issues in the cases and, if he sees fit, remand the remaining issues in the respective cases to their original courts to finish resolving the individual claims.
As to why the Eastern District of Pennsylvania was selected as the jurisdiction for MDL 2436, the Judicial Panel explained that a number of Tylenol lawsuits are already been adjudicated in this district and that this district is closely located to the headquarters of both McNeil and Johnson & Johnson, making much of the defendants’ witnesses and other evidence easily accessible to all parties involved in these Tylenol lawsuits.
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Andres Alonso and David Krangle, attorneys with almost 40 years of collective legal experience, have focused their law practice on handling significant personal injury cases, defective drug and medical device litigation, construction site accidents, nursing home abuse, medical negligence, qui tam/whistleblower actions and consumer fraud cases. Alonso Krangle LLP is headquartered in Long Island, New York, with offices in New York City, and New Jersey.
If you or a loved one has suffered liver damage or liver failure while taking Tylenol you may be eligible to file a Tylenol liver damage lawsuit or Tylenol liver failure lawsuit. Call 1-800-403-6191 or visit our website, www.FightForVictims.com for a FREE Tylenol lawsuit evaluation.