STORY FROM: MDL Mass Tort & Class Action Monitor

Plaintiffs Seek Centralized Management of N.J. Allergan Biocell Breast Implant Cases

TRENTON, N.J. — Plaintiffs who allege injuries caused by Allergan’s Biocell textured breast implants and expanders have asked the New Jersey Supreme Court to designate a multi-county litigation for centralized management of the actions.

In a Feb. 5 application, the plaintiffs asked that the MCL be assigned to Judge Rachelle Harz of the Bergen County Superior Court.

The application addresses six pending cases filed in New Jersey state court, and potentially hundreds of additional cases that are expected to be filed in New Jersey. The actions accuse Allergan of failing to warn of the causal connection between the Biocell ...

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