The New Jersey Supreme Court has combined dozens of lawsuits blaming Benicar and other blood pressure medications for severe gastrointestinal problems into a multicounty litigation (MCL) in an Atlantic County court.
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What’s the problem?
In a high court order issued July 14, it was stipulated that all pending and future state lawsuits alleging injuries from olmesartan-containing blood pressure medications will be consolidated into an MCL before Superior Court Judge Nelson C. Johnson, according to Law360.
Daiichi Sankyo, Forest Laboratories and affiliated companies filed for consolidation in May, saying it would avoid duplicative discovery and conserve judicial resources. 58 cases involving olmesartan hypertension drugs were already combined before Judge Johnson for pretrial handling, but a plaintiff’s counsel in a complaint filed in Hudson County reportedly refused to transfer the case.
Plaintiffs allege that olmesartan-containing medications like Benicar, Benicar HCT, Azor and Tribenzor have caused a rare gastrointestinal condition called sprue-like enteropathy, whose symptoms include chronic diarrhea, weight loss and intestinal damage. Such complaints filed on the federal level have been formed into a multidistrict litigation (MDL) in New Jersey.
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