(PRWEB) June 20, 2013
People have filed Tylenol lawsuits against drugmaker Johnson & Johnson because of the drug’s serious alleged side effects. According to a June 9 Star-Ledger report, the company has petitioned for all 14 New Jersey lawsuits to be consolidated under one judge in Middlesex County.* The Rottenstein Law Group LLP, which represents clients in lawsuits filed against the Tylenol maker for liver damage, notes that centralization of cases into a “multicounty litigation” is a relatively standard way to streamline the pretrial proceedings of multiple statewide lawsuits with common causes for suit.
“It’s not uncommon for a party to request a change to a venue it deems more accommodating,” said Rochelle Rottenstein, principal of the Rottenstein Law Group LLP.
In addition to state courts, there are several Tylenol lawsuits nationwide. They have been consolidated in a fashion similar to those in New Jersey (MDL-2436, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation). As with the state level consolidation, the federal multidistrict litigation is not a class-action. Each case has a potential for its own trial and damages award.
The painkiller Tylenol (acetaminophen) could potentially cause severe liver damage when used outside the recommended dose, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.**
In addition to news updates and information on side effects, the Rottenstein Law Group LLP’s Tylenol Lawsuit Center also features background information on the drug and a page for connecting with a Tylenol attorney, as well as updated news stories about the drug.
For the latest news on defective medications and medical devices and related lawsuits, visit the Rottenstein Law Group LLP’s Injury Lawyer Newswire at injurylawyernewswire.com. Readers can subscribe to the news site’s stories and videos to stay on top of personal injury news.
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