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Panel orders centralized pretrial proceedings in NSF cases

March 20, 2008 Panel orders centralized pretrial proceedings in NSF cases Shalmali Pal -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The discovery process for more than 60 federal lawsuits alleging a connection between cases of nephrogenic systemic fibrosis and gadolinium-based MR contrast agents will be consolidated at a single district court in Ohio, according to a U.S. judicial panel. Centralization will accelerate the discovery process and give plaintiffs access to a wider pool of pretrial information. As of late February, 66 federal cases had been filed on behalf of patients with renal failure who allege that gadolinium-based contrast agents triggered NSF, a life-threatening skin condition. In early March, a California couple filed a suit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against several contrast agent developers.

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