Bloomberg Law
Sept. 24, 2020, 2:47 PM

Elmiron Vision Damage Suits Should be Combined, Plaintiffs Say

Julie Steinberg
Julie Steinberg

Elmiron product liability lawsuits against J&J unit Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc., Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc., and related companies should be combined and sent to a New Jersey federal court to guard against inconsistent rulings, a Tennessee couple said in a filing to the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation.

Consolidation is also warranted to promote efficiency, the filing says.

Sherry and James Dobbins and other plaintiffs allege the bladder drug caused vision damage. They urged the panel Wednesday to transfer federal litigation to Judge Brian R. Martinotti of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, who already ...