Category Archives: Multidistrict Litigation

Multidistrict litigation (MDL) involves complex litigation proceedings that are not consolidated into one single court hearing like in class action.

NTSB Begins Investigation into Fatal Plane Crash in Alaska

According to KTUU, on December 1, an investigator with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and Alaska State Troopers arrived at the site of a fatal plane crash near St. Mary’s, Alaska. On the evening of November 29, a Hageland Aviation Cessna 208 plane crashed approximately four miles southeast of St. Mary’s airport, killing four people, including the pilot and…
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Studies Show Dramatic Increase in Pradaxa Lawsuits in Recent Months

There is new information out for patients taking the blood thinner Pradaxa. A recent court update shows the number of lawsuits alleging the drug caused internal injuries or death has risen nearly 30 percent in recent months. Pradaxa is a blood thinner approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2010 as a stroke preventative for patients with atrial…
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Six-Year-Old Boy Drowns to Death in Swimming Pool on Carnival Cruise Ship

On October 13, Carnival Cruise Lines stated that a 6-year-old boy drowned while at sea on board the Carnival Victory. Investigators say that a young boy from Winter Garden, Florida was in the pool with his 10-year-old brother when he unexpectedly went underwater and did not come back up. Passengers and bystanders jumped in to try and save the child,…
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