Ross Feller Casey attorney Brian J. McCormick, Jr. was recently appointed to the Plaintiffs' Steering Committee (PSC) in the Risperdal and Invega Product Liability Cases presently before the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles.

McCormick was appointed to the position by California Superior Court Judge William F. Highberger.

This Judicial Council Coordinated Proceedings (JCCP) is managing hundreds of lawsuits filed by individuals injured by the drugs Risperdal and Invega.

Lawsuits filed in California state court that involve similar facts or legal questions can be coordinated in a Judicial Council Coordinated Proceeding (JCCP). Creating a JCCP allows a single court to resolve the similar legal and factual issues in a much more effective and cost-efficient way before the facts specific to each case are considered at trial

As a steering committee member, McCormick will play a leadership role in shaping the plaintiffs' cases as the litigation progresses. McCormick will have a number of duties, including coordinating plaintiffs' discovery efforts and assisting with a number of the PSC's liability committees.

McCormick has served on similar committees in recent years, including those involving the drugs Levaquin, Avandia and Seroquel.

Ross Feller Casey, a Philadelphia-based personal injury law firm with a national reputation, has already filed more than 100 Risperdal cases in both California and Pennsylvania on behalf of men and boys who have suffered gynecomastia (enlargement of breasts in males) as a result of ingesting the antipsychotic drugs Risperdal or Invega. The firm is also preparing numerous other cases that will be filed soon.

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