When many plaintiffs suffer similar injuries as a result of defective prescriptions or medical devices, the United States federal court system will have the cases transferred to one courtroom under one judge. This process is commonly known as uses multidistrict litigation (“MDL”). This process allows common issues to be decided one time and in the same way. Discovery and motions are done one time. Thus, the cases benefit from speed, efficiency and uniformity of rulings. MDL cases. Pending MDL cases as of April 15, 2019 are listed here: https://www.jpml.uscourts.gov/sites/jpml/files/Pending_MDL_Dockets_By_Actions_Pending-April-15-2019.pdf.