GSK, Zofran Users To Pick 16 Potential MDL Bellwether Cases

By Chris Villani (May 17, 2018, 3:33 PM EDT) -- GlaxoSmithKline and the families who claim its anti-nausea medication Zofran caused various birth defects will each select eight cases to probe and possibly bring to trial in the multidistrict litigation's final discovery phase, a Massachusetts federal judge ruled Thursday.

U.S. District Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV said the time is nearing for GSK and the families to begin picking appropriate cases to bring to trial and selected a number closer to what the families had asked for when the two sides squabbled over the scope of discovery in a Boston courtroom last month. More than 400 cases have been consolidated in...

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