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Darvocet Lawsuits Continue to Grow

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When the federal Darvocet litigation was ordered to be centralized and consolidated in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky as part of multidistrict litigation approximately three months ago, there were only 17 lawsuits filed.

Today, more than 100 lawsuits Darvocet and Darvon lawsuits have been filed in federal courts across the country, by plaintiffs who say the side effects of the drugs include potentially fatal heart rhythm alterations.

The FDA announced the recall of Darvon, Darvocet, and the generic alternatives of the drugs in November 2010 after research showed that the drugs, which combine acetaminophen with propoxyphene, could cause significant changes to cardiac electrical activity. These changes can cause heart arrhythmias, myocardial infarction, and sudden death.

Darvon and Darvocet have been on the market for over 40 years, first sold by Eli Lilly, then by Xanodyne Pharmaceuticals.

Plaintiff attorneys requesting the establishment of a common benefit fund, which would receive a percentage of all settlements, have filed a motion or recovered funds from all federally filed and state filed Darvon or Darvocet lawsuits. The funds would be disbursed to all involved attorneys for their work and for any incurred costs.

The motion states that involved attorneys are expecting hundreds more lawsuits to be filed and included in the multidistrict litigation. disclaimer: This article: Darvocet Lawsuits Continue to Grow was posted on Monday, November 28th, 2011 at 7:32 pm at and is filed under Defective Drug Lawsuits.

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