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Dangerous Drug Lawsuits & Defective Device Attorneys

Lawsuits for Dangerous Drugs & Defective Medical Products

Our award-winning lawyers can help if you or someone that you care about was injured by a dangerous drug or defective medical device.

We file lawsuits against pharmaceutical companies and medical device companies when a person is harmed by a medicine or a product that was supposed to improve their quality of life. Many of these lawsuits result in substantial settlements for our clients.

Learn more about filing a lawsuit, as well as the current cases about dangerous drugs and devices in your city or state.


What is a Dangerous Drug Lawsuit?

A “dangerous drug lawsuit” is phrase referring to cases filed in court against pharmaceutical companies and drug manufacturers for harm caused by the medication. These cases can be filed as an individual case for one person, but are often filed as class action lawsuits for a large group of people.

A person injured by a medication can join the class action lawsuit and make a claim for a settlement.

What is a Defective Medical Device Lawsuit?

A “defective medical device lawsuit” is phrase referring to cases filed in court against manufacturers for harm caused by a medical device failure that led to serious injury or death.

These are also referred to as “product liability cases,” which is another legal term for lawsuits filed against medical device companies that design, produce, and sell defective products.

Defective medical device lawsuits can be filed as an individual case for one person, but are often filed as class action lawsuits for a large group of people.

A person injured by a medication can join the class action lawsuit and make a claim for a settlement.

What are the Legal Requirements for Suing a Pharmaceutical or Medical Device Company?

To successfully sue a pharmaceutical company or medical device company, there must be proof that a person suffered serious injury or death due to an undisclosed risk of a medicine or the improper design of the device.

Many cases involve the failure to warn a patient and their doctors of a serious side-effect or complication of a drug or medical product.

What is a Class-Action Lawsuit?

A “class action” lawsuit is one in which a group of people with the same or similar injuries sues one defendant as a group.

The sheer number of potential plaintiffs makes it easier for both the parties and the courts to litigate these types of cases.

Class action lawsuits are often filed in cases alleging injuries caused by a dangerous drug or defective medical device.

What is Needed to Win a Dangerous Drug or Medical Device Lawsuit?

To win a lawsuit against a pharmaceutical company or medical product company, it must be proven in court that:

1. The specific drug or device was used by the consumers during a specified time frame. Medical records, pharmacy records, and surgery reports are used to prove this requirement.

2. The persons suffered the “signature injury,” or type of complication that is asserted in the lawsuit. Typically, a case is only filed when a large number of people have the same or similar injury. Again, medical records are used to prove the type of injury or harm.

3. The persons suffered damages as a result of the harm caused by the drug or device. Damages can include pain and suffering, disability, lost wages, and medical expenses. In cases involving death, damages can be awarded under the wrongful death laws.

Every person in the class action lawsuit must prove their own individual claim in order to qualify for a settlement.

The power of the large number of plaintiffs puts pressure on the defendant to settle the lawsuit if even a few plaintiffs win their early trials against the companies. These early lawsuits are referred to as “Bellwether Trials” and set the tone for future negotiations between the parties based upon their results.

How Much are the Settlements in Dangerous Drug and Medical Device Cases?

The settlement amount for each person participating in the lawsuit depends on a number of factors. These include the type of injuries suffered, whether a person has satisfied the case criteria, the number of people in the lawsuit, and the total amount of the settlement.

Many lawsuits have classifications and systems for grading the factors for each lawsuit participant and then assigning a dollar settlement amount based upon those various factors.

The amount that an individual plaintiff will receive is not determined until after the pharmaceutical company has agreed to pay a specific total settlement amount.

How Much Does It Cost to File a Dangerous Medical Device Lawsuit?

It will cost you no money to get started on your case.

Our attorneys do not charge any legal fees to file your device lawsuit or add your claim to an existing class action lawsuit.

You will not be charged any legal fees unless you receive a settlement and our fees will be deducted from your settlement amount. We will also pay all of your case costs and expenses.

If your claim is unsuccessful for any reason, you owe us nothing.

Who are the Best Lawyers to File Dangerous Drug and Medical Device Lawsuits?

Drug Lawsuit Source is a resource provided by Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. — a highly respected law firm for more than 50 years. We help people who have been injured or harmed by dangerous drugs and defective products. We have a great track record of successful settlements and jury verdicts.

Our attorneys have the highest possible rating in the legal profession for both skill and integrity. We have been named a Super Lawyers, Top 100 Trial Lawyers and Best Personal Injury Lawyers. We represent our clients with dignity, respect and compassion. We will do the same for you.

We also team up with other top power law firms throughout the United States. This means you will be represented by a top legal team with a history of successful settlements and jury verdicts.

How Do I Start My Own Case or Join a Class Action Lawsuit?

You can call our award-winning law firm now at (866) 280-3417 to speak to our case specialists and tell us more about your case. You can also submit the Free Case Review form on this page.

We will listen to your story and determine if you are eligible to file an individual claim or participate in a class action lawsuit.

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