A panel of federal judges has centralized 15 Benicar Lawsuits against Daiichi Sankyo and Forest Laboratories in New Jersey federal court. Plaintiffs in the cases allege severe gastrointestinal injuries from Benicar including chronic diarrhea, malnutrition, dehydration and sprue-like enteropathy.
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JPML Centralizes 15 Suits Alleging Benicar Side Effects
In a transfer order issued April 3, the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) said the 15 Benicar Lawsuits shared factual issues regarding the plaintiffs’ alleged injuries from the drug. The judges said another 23 cases are potential tag-along actions.
Most of the plaintiffs requested Ohio as their preferred venue for the litigation; however, the JPML decided that because both Daiichi and Forest are headquartered in New Jersey, most witnesses and relevant documents are likely to be found there. Centralization in New Jersey would also likely facilitate coordination with 40 other lawsuits involving Benicar and other drugs already pending in the state, according to the judges.
All of the complaints allege that Daiichi designed Benicar in a defective manner and failed to warn the public and medical communities that the drug could cause severe gastrointestinal injury. Forest is accused of marketing Benicar alongside Daiichi.
The case is In Re: Benicar (Olmesartan) Products Liability Litigation, case number 2606, in the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation.
On July 3, 2013, the FDA issued a warning which stated that Benicar had been linked to sprue-like enteropathy, a condition that causes severe and persistent diarrhea. The agency ordered that Benicar labels be changed to include a warning about enteropathy. At the time of the warning, FDA had received at least 23 reports of late-onset diarrhea among Benicar users.
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