More than 100 federal lawsuits have been filed across the country as a result of consumers being killed or injured by the side-effects of the anti-coagulant Pradaxa, manufactured by the German company Boehringer Ingelheim. AJ De Bartolomeo

Those suits have now been consolidated in a "Multi-District Litigation" proceeding, and they have all been sent to a judge in East Saint Louis, Illinois, for handling.  That judge, the Honorable David Herndon, is the same judge who is overseeing the thousands of cases filed by those injured by Yaz and Yasmin birth control pills.

The judge has appointed Pradaxa lawyer A.J. De Bartolomeo of Girard Gibbs in San Francisco to the plaintiffs’ steering committee.  She will be responsible for helping direct the efforts of all the lawyers working on the case for the various Pradaxa plaintiffs.  She currently serves on the Yaz Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee as well.