Manufacturers of Painkillers Slapped with Darvon/Darvocet Class Action
On March 4, 2011, a Darvon/Darvocet class action was filed against Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc., Teva Biopharmaceuticals USA, Inc. and Qualitest Pharmaceuticals, Inc. for failure to warn consumers about the dangers associated with the recalled painkillers. This particular Darvon/Darvocet class action complaint was filed by plaintiffs Paul Neil Smith, Norma Sue Gibson Lanning and Jimmy Blanton in the United States District Court of Maryland, Baltimore Division. All of the plaintiffs in this Darvon/Darvocet class action claim that they sustained serious cardiac problems as a result of taking the generic forms of the painkillers.
Darvon/Darvocet Lawsuits Filed Nationwide
In November 2010, prompted by a recommendation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) and a growing number of adverse event reports, Darvon, Darvocet, and the generic forms of propoxyphene were recalled. The recall was issued after the FDA determined that these painkillers increased the risk of heart failure and death. Since the November recall, numerous lawsuits have been filed throughout the country. In order to deal with the mounting Darvon/Darvocet lawsuits, a motion is currently pending before the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation to have the lawsuits consolidated into an MDL. If the MDL motion is granted, the individual lawsuits will be consolidated for pretrial proceedings before one judge. A hearing to determine whether the Darvon/Darvocet litigation will be centralized was held on March 30, 2011 in California.
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Darvon/Darvocet Class Action and Individual Lawsuits
While it is possible that an MDL will be granted to deal with the individual lawsuits filed throughout the country, there are also pending Darvon/Darvocet class action lawsuits. Although our firm has extensive experience handling class action lawsuits, typically the dangerous drug, medical device, and whistleblower cases we handle are individual actions and not class actions. Liability is proven on an individual basis. Unlike the Darvon/Darvocet class action lawsuit filed in Maryland, our firm is focusing on individual lawsuits based on each client’s own unique circumstances.
File a Darvon/Darvocet Lawsuit
If you or a loved one has experienced any problems after taking Darvon, Darvocet or generic propoxyphene, you may be able to file a lawsuit seeking compensation for your medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages and more. Contact one of our lawyers today for a free and confidential Darvon/Darvocet lawsuit evaluation. The lawyers at Bernstein Liebhard LLP have extensive litigation experience, and have recovered billions of dollars for their clients. In addition to being staunch advocates for you claim, our Darvon/Darvocet injury lawyers also provide personal attention to guide you through the complex litigation process.