STORY FROM: Drugs & Medical Devices
JPML Creates MDL Docket for Contaminated Valsartan-Containing Drug Lawsuits
February 28, 2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation has created a coordinated docket for lawsuits seeking economic and personal injury damages from the makers of valsartan-containing drugs that were contaminated with N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) and N-nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA).
In the Feb. 14 transfer order, the panel said the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey is an appropriate transferee district. Judge Robert B. Kugler will oversee the docket, which will presently include 40 related actions.
The panel said that since plaintiffs filed their motion for coordination or consolidation of 11 cases, it has been notified of 30 additional ...