EDWARDSVILLE – Gori Julian & Associates, P.C. says attorney D. Todd Mathews has been named a member of the Plaintiff Steering Committee for a multidistrict liability litigation case involving the blood thinner Eliquis.
Federal Judge Denise L. Cote of the United States District Court, Southern District, appointed Mathews to serve on the committee to lead the litigation for all cases filed throughout the country in federal courts. Allegations have been made that Eliquis, an anticoagulant, was introduced onto the market without a safe and effective reversal agent and with an inadequate warning about potential bleeding events.
“Eliquis is one of those drugs that is rushed to the market in an attempt to be competitive in the highly competitive pharmaceutical business. As a result, it appears that short cuts were taken and the product was placed into commerce before a proper reversal agent was available. It seems to be common sense that a blood thinner would not be marketed and provided to consumers before a reversal agent would be available.” said Mathews. “I have had the good fortune to have yet another federal court just place their trust in me and my colleagues as we fight for the rights of consumers across the country.
Mathews will be working to prepare the cases for trial through conducting discovery, participating in depositions and presenting arguments to the court.
At Gori Julian & Associates, Mathews is head of the firm’s Mass Tort and Class Action Litigation Departments.