Morgan & Morgan’s Michael Goetz Appointed to Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in Xarelto Litigation

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Attorney Michael Goetz of Morgan & Morgan’s Complex Litigation Group has been selected as a member of the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in the multidistrict litigation for Xarelto, a popular prescription anticoagulant.

'I am honored that Judge Fallon appointed me to the Xarelto PSC and I am fully committed to making meaningful contributions to this litigation on behalf of all plaintiffs and the Court.'

Morgan & Morgan is proud to announce that the Honorable Judge Eldon E. Fallon has appointed attorney Michael Goetz to the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee (PSC) in the multidistrict litigation* for the anticoagulant drug Xarelto. As a member of the PSC, Goetz will be responsible for coordinating pre-trial discovery, which includes retaining expert witnesses, taking depositions and managing important document requests. The PSC will also develop an overall case strategy and prepare the very first cases for trial.

“Judge Fallon is widely regarded as one of the very best MDL judges in the country and his track record for efficiently resolving large, complex cases is second to none,” Goetz said. “I am honored that Judge Fallon appointed me to the Xarelto PSC and I am fully committed to making meaningful contributions to this litigation on behalf of all plaintiffs and the Court.”

More than 80 lawsuits are currently pending in the Xarelto MDL, according to the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation’s most recent statistics report**. According to court documents, these lawsuits allege that Janssen Pharmaceuticals and Bayer Healthcare failed to adequately warn patients and doctors about the risk of life-threatening bleeding with Xarelto. Court documents allege that, unlike other anticoagulant medications on the market, scientists have yet to develop an antidote to reverse the blood-thinning effects of Xarelto.

These lawsuits are seeking compensation for past and future medical bills, pain and suffering and, in the event of death, funeral expenses, according to court documents.

“My hope is that this litigation will create broader awareness in the medical community, the FDA, and the general public about the dangers of Xarelto as the drug is currently being prescribed,” Goetz said.

Attorney Michael Goetz and the team at Morgan & Morgan continue to review potential lawsuits on behalf of Xarelto patients. For a free case review, visit http://www.forthepeople.com/class-action-lawyers/xarelto-lawsuit today.

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Morgan & Morgan is one of the largest plaintiffs’ law firms in the country with more than 20 offices throughout Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky, and New York. The firm handles cases nationally involving personal injury, medical malpractice, consumer class actions, and securities fraud, as well as complex litigation against drug and medical device manufacturers. Visit Morgan & Morgan online at http://www.forthepeople.com/ for a free case evaluation and information about your legal rights.

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*MDL number 2592 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana

** jpml.uscourts.gov/sites/jpml/files/Pending_MDL_Dockets_By_District-January-15-2015.pdf

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