STORY FROM: Drugs & Medical Devices
Defendants Seek Consolidated MDL Docket for Sorin 3T Heater-Cooler Device Cases
November 8, 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Companies accused in numerous federal lawsuits of failing to warn that their warming device poses a risk of infection during surgery have asked a federal judicial panel to transfer all of the cases to South Carolina for pre-trial coordination.
In a motion filed Nov. 6, Sorin Group USA and its foreign affiliate, along with Livanova PLC, told the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation that a majority of the 41 injury cases involving the Sorin 3T Heater-Cooler device are pending in South Carolina district court and that all of the cases remain in their infancy.
“[T]he Pending Federal ...
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