Yaz & Pradaxa MDL Chief Judge Says Litigation Moving Forward

The Chief Judge for both Yaz injury lawsuits and Pradaxa bleeding lawsuits says that litigation is moving forward despite more and more lawsuits being transferred into multi-district litigation (MDL). The Yaz MDL now has 10,484 cases and 12,650 plaintiffs; the Pradaxa MDL stands at 176 cases and has 192 plaintiffs.

Very Busy Judge Discusses Yaz & Pradaxa Lawsuits

Chief Judge David Herndon of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois is very busy these days. Herndon is presiding over the Yaz birth control MDL as well as the Pradaxa internal bleeding MDL. According to an article published in the Madison–St. Clair Record this week, Herndon says that there is “steady progress” in both MDLs. In fact, he reported that more than 1,500 Yaz lawsuits have already been settled.

Although he has been handling lawsuits in the Yaz MDL involving Bayer Healthcare – which generally allege that Bayer’s fourth-generation of birth control pills cause heart attacks, strokes, embolisms and clots – for three years, he has been handling the Pradaxa MDL only since August of 2012.

Lawsuits filed in that MDL allege that Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceutical’s blood-thinning medication causes serious and fatal bleeding. Attorneys on both sides of the Pradaxa litigation are well into the discovery phase, with each side producing various documents “by the tens of thousands,” according to Herndon, who says that depositions will begin soon.

Have You Been Injured By Yaz Or Pradaxa?

If you’ve been injured by Yaz or Pradaxa, you may be entitled to compensation, including medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering and more. Contact The Driscoll Firm, LLC, today to discuss your situation or to find out more about how the MDL might affect your case. Remember that every state has its own statute of limitations (or deadline for filing a lawsuit), so it’s in your best interests to discuss your situation with an experienced attorney as soon as possible in order to preserve your legal rights.

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