Court Finds Mississippi Man's Celebrex Stroke Claims Were Timely, Pled Sufficiently
March 17, 2005
JACKSON, Miss. - A plaintiff's allegations of failure to obtained informed consent are sufficient to show that a doctor was not fraudulently joined to a Mississippi complaint alleging injury caused by ingestion of the arthritis drug Celebrex, a federal judge has ruled. Long v. G.D. Searle & Co., et al., No. 04-282 (S.D. Miss.).
In an opinion issued Oct. 22, a U.S. District Judge from the Southern District of Mississippi held that while William Long's informed consent claims against his physician could have been more explicitly pled, they are not so deficient as to warrant fraudulent joinder as had been …