Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs Partner
Erin Copeland has been appointed to serve in important leadership positions for the
Onglyza multidistrict litigation (MDL) pending in the U.S. District Court
for the Eastern District of Kentucky.
Onglyza and Kombiglyze XR (Saxagliptin) are drugs intended to improve blood
sugar control for Type 2 diabetes. In a major study conducted by the drugs’
very own makers, it was shown that people taking saxagliptin were at a
significantly higher risk of developing new onset heart failure requiring
hospitalization and, in some instances, resulting in death. Despite these
findings, the drug makers failed to adequately include such warnings until
they were forced to do so by the FDA.
In February 2018, the United States Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation
(JPML) established an MDL for Onglyza and Kombiglze XR cases. Last week,
Judge Karen Caldwell, Chief Judge for United States District Court for
the Eastern District of Kentucky who is overseeing the MDL, appointed
attorney Erin Copeland the Federal-State Court liaison for cases pending
in both state courts and the MDL. Attorney Erin Copeland was also appointed
to the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee.
Erin’s appointments in the Onglyza MDL are a testament to her extensive
experience with cases involving pharmaceutical injuries, her leadership
roles in other major litigation and MDLs (including Essure, Pradaxa, and
transvaginal mesh), and her passion for protecting the rights of individuals
and families who find themselves facing legal battles against some of
the largest pharmaceutical giants and corporate powers in the world.
Our firm congratulates Erin on her recent appointments, where she will
make an invaluable contribution to the fight for justice. If you have
a potential case involving injuries, death, or losses caused by Onglyza
and Kombiglyze XR or any other unsafe medication, Erin and our legal team
have a demonstrated record of success and leadership in these matters,
and are readily available to help you learn more about your rights.
Contact us to speak with an experienced injury attorney.