LA Superior Court Appoints Steering Committee to Lead 3,000+ Avandia Lawsuits

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The Avandia JCCP Plaintiffs' Steering Committee is charged with coordinating over 3000 cases filed in the State of California, and to act as liaison counsel for all plaintiffs' firms who have filed those cases, as well as to maintain close contact with all other lawfirms who have filed Avandia cases throughout the United States. To do that, the members must conduct all pretrial activity, including, but not limited to discovery, motions, science and anything else required by Judge Kuhl. Mr. Finson currently appointment as Chair of the MDL Avandia Stroke Science Committee, and active member of the MDL Avandia Science Committee, will allow the Steering Committee to conduct expert depositions with the tools necessary to do the best job for our clients.

Avandia Lawsuit Steering Committee Appointed

a ‘Black Box Warning’ that clearly warns of the possibility of Avandia side effects...

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The law firm of Phillips & Associates ( hereby announces that one of its attorneys, Mr. Lowell W. Finson, has been appointed as a member of the Avandia Judicial Council Coordinated Proceedings (JCCP) Steering Committee. This JCCP is involved with coordinating and organizing more than 3,000 legal claims filed against the makers of Avandia in California, and Mr. Finson was named to the council by Judge Carolyn B. Kuhl of the Los Angeles County Superior Court.

Specifically, the JCCP must serve as a point of contact counsel for every plaintiff’s law firm that has filed at least one of these 3,000 cases against the makers of Avandia and to provide coordination and communication efforts to every other law firm that has filed a case against Avandia throughout the United States.

The in-court duties of the JCCP Steering Committee include the conducting of the pretrial proceedings that include discovery, motions, evidentiary hearings and issues that deal with the biochemical aspects of the claims currently at issue. Mr. Finson is also the Chair of the MDL Avandia Stroke Science Committee as well as a member of the MDL Avandia Science Committee. These positions will provide the Steering Committee with the opportunity to complete the depositions of experts related to the case in an efficient manner.

Other California defective drugs attorneys who sit on the Committee include Thomas Brandi, James O'Callahan, Daniel Gruber, Shawn Khorrami, James Kenna, Thomas Girardi and Keith Griffin, all of whom share the same duty of serving clients in their legal claims against the makers of Avandia for the Avandia side effects from which they suffer.

About Avandia and Side Effects Claims
Avandia is manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline, and it is primarily used to help patients manage diabetes. Unfortunately, reports eventually surfaced regarding Avandia side effects that included a heightened risk of heart attacks and other heart-related conditions that could be fatal. In response, the FDA has required that all containers of Avandia come with a ‘Black Box Warning’ that clearly warns of the possibility of Avandia side effects, and several thousand legal claims have been filed on behalf of injured consumers who had used the drug.

About the Law Firm
Phillips & Associates is a law firm with headquarters in Arizona that has helped injured clients fight for their rights against manufacturers of dangerous drugs. The firm’s attorneys provide clients with more than 250 years of collective legal experience, and information regarding Avandia side effects can be found at the following link; Avandia Lawsuit Information


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