Like litigation in other Cox II matters, Bextra litigation appears to be moving forward as well.
St. Louis Attorney Jeffrey Lowe filed a complaint in U.S. District Court in East St. Louis on behalf of seven people seeking damages for personal injuries after taking the prescription pain reliever, Bextra.
Often claims are brought together to allow for consolidated discovery. That is, there is some safety in numbers. By bringing their Bextra litigationin one case, they can share the benefits of discovery and the costs of pursuing the discovery.
According to the complaint, "The defendants? actually knew of the defective nature of their product, yet continued to design, manufacture, market, distribute and sell their product to maximize sales and profits at the expense of the general public?s health and safety in conscious disregard of the foreseeable harm caused by Bextra."