GSK Settles Wrongful Death Suit In Avandia MDL

Law360, New York (January 31, 2011, 4:15 PM EST) -- GlaxoSmithKline PLC has settled with the family of an Avandia patient who died of a heart attack in 2006, dodging the possibility of a large jury award in the first case a part of multidistrict litigation to go to trial.

The terms of the deal, which settled a member case brought by the widow of North Carolina resident James T. Burford that was consolidated into a MDL in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, were not immediately disclosed on Monday.

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