Seroquel Lawsuit Dismissed
Unfortunate setback today in the AstraZeneca Seroquel lawsuits pending in federal court: two lawsuits set for trial in Orlando next week have been dismissed. This was the first MDL class action trial in federal court, where most of the Seroquel lawsuits have been filed.
The judge’s reasoning for throwing out these Seroquel cases was that the scientific evidence does not “meet the standards" to go to trial. I cannot figure out whether this is a general or specific causation opinion with respect to the link between Seroquel and diabetes. I assume it is the latter because I do not think there is dispute of the link between Seroquel and diabetes.
The Bloomberg article on the ruling mentioned something from one of the plaintiffs' Seroquel lawyers I found particularly odd:
This ruling basically means that there were some glitches in how these two cases were prepared for trial.
I'm sorry? Come again? What glitches? Can we get a little further explanation? Someone needs to clue in reporters in these kinds of cases: it is okay to ask follow-up questions.
I will report more when I learn the exact basis for the ruling. Not much good news for plaintiffs in the drug and medical device world of late.