NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - June 24, 2016) - Congratulations Napoli Shkolnik attorney Jennifer Liakos for being appointed on the Plaintiffs' Executive Steering Committee in the In re Viagra (Sildenafil Citrate) Products Liability Litigation (MDL 2) by United States District Judge Richard Seeborg of the United States District Court of California.
Earlier this year, plaintiffs in seven actions filed to have this litigation centralized under a MDL in the Northern District of California. Since the filing of the motion, an additional fifteen related actions in seven additional districts have been taken into account. On the basis of the papers filed and the hearing session held, it has been decided that these actions consider common questions of fact, and that centralization will serve the convenience of the parties and witnesses and promote the just and efficient conduct of this litigation. These actions share factual questions arising out the allegation that Viagra (Sildenafil Citrate) causes or increases the risk of developing melanoma and that the defendant failed to warn consumers and health care providers of the alleged risk.
As a member of the Plaintiffs' Executive Steering Committee, Jennifer Liakos will continue to investigate and develop the claims while also initiating, coordinating, and conducting all informational discoveries on behalf of the plaintiffs. Her practice focuses primarily on mass tort litigation, including pharmaceutical product liability, personal injury, and medical device litigation making Jennifer a more than suitable member on the steering committee. As an attorney in our Pharmaceutical Litigation Department based in the El Segundo, California office, Jennifer Liakos is a proud representative of Napoli Shkolnik PLLC.
"The allegations in the Viagra cases are very serious. Melanoma is the most severe type of skin cancer and often requires treatment with chemotherapy and radiation. This litigation presents a great chance to work with a group of very capable lawyers representing clients who have been seriously wronged," says Ms. Liakos.
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Napoli Shkolnik PLLC is a national litigation firm providing representation to persons in class action lawsuits and complex commercial cases as well as victims of environmental contamination disasters, aviation accidents, defective prescriptions drugs and medical devices, asbestos-related illnesses, and other serious personal injury matters. With their principal offices in New York City and additional offices in California, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Texas and affiliates through the United States, Napoli Shkolnik PLLC is readily available to clients.
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