Onglyza Litigation Update
At The Michael Brady Lynch Firm, we work tirelessly to ensure you receive the most compensation for your injury. Right now, we are working hard to ensure our clients, who experienced heart failure from taking Onglyza, are going to receive their justice in court. The Onglyza litigation is starting to take shape.
Onglyza Litigation – California JCCP
Currently, in San Francisco Superior Court, there is a Judicial Council Coordinated Proceeding (JCCP). In California, mass tort cases that involve a common issue of fact or law are often consolidated in a JCCP so that any evidence uncovered or motions presented are in front of one judge. Creating a JCCP allows for economy in litigation while preserving the right of each plaintiff to have his or her case treated individually and evaluated on its own merits.
There is lots of positive momentum happening as we have won our last two remands in court. We convinced Judge Tigar to find Onglyza distributor, McKesson to also be held liable for damages. This is great news for our clients in the JCCP and all our other non-California pending cases.
Onglyza & Heart Failure
Studies show that those using Onglyza have a 35% increased risk of heart failure. This is 35 people out of every 1,000. Hundreds of thousands of US consumers use Onglyza every day. Ongoing litigation alleges that AstraZeneca likely knew Onglyza had the potential for heart failure as early as 2006. This is three years before the FDA approved the drug.
Heart failure is a potentially deadly condition. It arises when the heart does not pump blood thoroughly enough to satisfy the needs of the body. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart failure contributed to 1 in every 9 deaths in the U.S. in 2009. Half of all people who develop heart failure will die within 5 years of the diagnosis, according to the CDC.
Our Litigation Experience
Saxagliptin medications like Onglyza and Kombligyze XR have hurt thousands of people. It is especially important that if Onglyza hurt you to contact a law firm. Your law firm should have experience and the resources to get you the compensation you deserve. The Michael Brady Lynch Firm is that firm. We have decades of experience at recovering millions for clients. This is why we have received a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement, such as inclusion on numerous Plaintiff Steering Committees such as:
Plaintiff’s Steering Committee (“PSC”) of In re Pradaxa Products Liability Litigation MDL #2385, which resulted in a global settlement of claims in excess of $650 million.
Plaintiff’s Executive Committee (PEC) in California coordinated Pradaxa litigation JCCP 4863, ongoing litigation representing victims of Pradaxa uncontrollable bleeding events post-MDL settlement.
Plaintiff’s Leadership Committee (“PLC”) of In re Pradaxa Connecticut State Court Consolidated Proceeding, ongoing litigation representing victims of Pradaxa uncontrollable bleeding events post-MDL settlement.
Plaintiff’s Steering Committee (“PSC”) of In re Viagra Products Liability Litigation MDL #2691, representing victims of melanoma associated with the erectile dysfunction drug Viagra.
Bellwether Committee for In re Xarelto Products Liability Litigation MDL #2592, responsible for the analysis and selection of trial cases in the Xarelto MDL.
Fighting for Your Justice
Unfortunately, when you experience side effects from a dangerous drug, it can have devastating effects on your entire life.
Our firm will tenaciously pursue compensation to cover your medical expenses and especially your losses, including:
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional trauma
- Home care
Also, if a person dies from complications from a drug, family members may be able to recover damages. This could include:
- Funeral expenses
- Medical expenses prior to death
- Loss of economic support; and
- Loss of companionship
Most of all, we will take whatever legal measures are necessary when fighting for your rights to damages. You don’t have to live in California to file a case. Currently, we are accepting new clients in all 50 states who suffered heart damage after taking Onglyza or Kombligyze XR.