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Will My Case Be Moved to Another Court?

When multiple people sue the same pharmaceutical company in a short time span, the federal court system may decide to move these claims into the same district for pretrial work. This action is known as using multidistrict litigation. In short, this simply means that cases will have some of their proceedings done in a central court in order to cut back on resource costs for each separate court hearing these claims.

Court changes in lawsuits against pharmaceutical companies may seem unusual for a claimant, but they can be easily handled and explained by an experienced legal advisor. If you’re facing a drug injury claim from birth defects caused by the dangerous drug Depakote, you may want the help of an attorney throughout this process. For more information, contact a Depakote lawyer from Williams Hart today by calling 800-761-3187.

How Does Multidistrict Litigation Work?

Federal courts have the right to move cases with similar facts into the same district for preparation work. A person considering a claim that is similar to those filed by several other suffering claimants may want to know the following facts about multidistrict litigation:

  • Pretrial proceedings are moved to a single district for the combined cases
  • Gathering evidence through discovery before the trial is centralized
  • Cases will move back to their home courts if they aren’t settled or dismissed

These courts may handle hundreds, if not thousands, of similar cases at a time, making it important for a claimant to have a knowledgeable legal advisor help them through this process.

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If your family has suffered because of the effects of Depakote, you may be entitled to pursue compensation for the medical bills you family has to pay. For more information about how we may be able to help, contact a Depakote lawyer from Williams Hart at 800-761-3187 today.

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