Experience

Our firm has extensive experience handling litigations encompassing a wide variety of injuries. Over the years we have consulted with a variety of top medical experts to enable us to better understand the causality and long-term effects of injuries caused by defective medical devices and pharmaceuticals. This unique understanding of both the medical and legal complexities of mass tort cases allows our attorneys to effectively analyze each claim and seek a resolution that successfully meets the needs of the injured parties.

The various cases we have been involved in have provided the firm with significant experience in the following areas:

Birth Defects

Studies have associated the following medications with the risk of birth defects including: cardiac injuries, neural tube defects, cleft palate and other deformities, especially when taken during the first trimester of pregnancy:

  • Selective Serotonin Reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs)
  • Serotonin–norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs)
  • Depakote
  • Topamax
  • Zofran

Cardiovascular Injuries

Some pharmaceutical products have been known to cause injury to the body’s cardiovascular system. Injuries of this type may include heart attacks and cardiac arrest, thrombotic events such as stroke, pulmonary embolism or DVT, and structural damage which may include heart valves as well as other cardiac damage. Litigations handled by our firm which have included injuries in this category include:

  • Avandia
  • Celebrex
  • Fen-Phen
  • Granuflo
  • Mirena
  • Ortho Evra
  • PPA
  • Pradaxa
  • Testosterone
  • Vioxx
  • Yaz/Yasmin/Ocella

Device Failiures

Certain prosthetic devices or products have been found to be defective in their design or function, causing the recipients to experience serious injury and pain. Often, if a medical device is found to be not functioning properly or causing unintended side effects, then additional surgeries could be required to remove the device or repair the problems is has caused. Some of these products include:

  • Breast Implants
  • Prosthetic Devices used in Hip Replacements
  • Prosthetic Devices used in Knee Replacement
  • Transvaginal Mesh Implants

Endocrine Dysfunction

The following medications, marketed to treat different conditions within the body, have been associated with endocrine dysfunction including elevated blood sugar leading to diabetes:

  • Lipitor
  • Zyprexa

Hepatic and Renal Injuries

Since many medications and toxins are processed through the liver and kidneys, these organs are especially vulnerable to injury when medications are discovered to have an adverse effect on these areas. Medications which have been associated with hepatic or renal damage include:

  • Ephedra
  • Hydroxycut
  • Rezulin
  • Trasylol
  • Tylenol

Musculoskeletal Injuries

There are some pharmaceutical products which have been discovered to adversely affect either the muscular or skeletal system, causing disabling injury to the users. Some of these products include:

  • Actonel
  • Baycol
  • Boniva
  • Fosamax
  • Medtronic Infuse
  • Reclast

Neurological Injuries

Injuries in this category can vary widely and can include everything from movement disorders to paralysis and loss of sensation. Products we have handled associated with these debilitating injuries include:

  • Denture Cream
  • Reglan

Systemic Injuries

Some litigations involve injuries which affect the entire body, as opposed to one specific area. This type of injury often has devastating results, frequently shutting down organ function necessary to sustain life. Some of the products resulting in this type of injury include:

  • Gadolinium Contrast Agents
  • Injectable Steroid Suspensions resulting in Meningitis

Urogenital Injuries

This type of injury causes damage to the urologic, and also possibly to the sexual organs of the body. Medications and devices which have been associated with this type of injury include:

  • Actos
  • Propecia
  • Transvaginal Mesh