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You’ve been hurt by a defective product. Now is the time to ask:

Did you take medication that was labeled improperly?
Has a defective medical device hurt you or a loved one?
What are your options now?

Burg Simpson’s Colorado mass tort attorneys have represented thousands of people who’ve suffered serious side effects after taking dangerous medications or those who’ve been hurt by a defective product. For over 40 years, our experienced team of litigation lawyers, paralegals, and nurses have worked together to handle these cases, which can involve some of the world’s largest, high-profile companies. Get in touch with us today by filling out a FREE Case Evaluation form, or call us directly at 720-500-5995, to learn how a Colorado dangerous drug lawyer can help you today!

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WHAT IS MASS TORT?

A mass tort is a civil action involving several plaintiffs against one or a few defendants. These lawsuits are often confused with class action suits. While they’re similar, mass tort actions are filed individually as opposed to collectively. Mass torts differ from personal injury suits, too. Mass torts involve multiple claims, but they’re centered on a single product. The basic facts of the claims are comparable and the individual claims are tied together financially.

Mass tort litigation is incredibly complicated, because there are so many issues involved, such as:

  • These cases can be filed at the state or federal level.
  • They can include large numbers of plaintiffs and/or defendants.
  • There are different state laws that dictate levels of damages, and what kind are valid.
  • States also have different statutes of limitations and levels of liability.
  • Finally, mass tort cases can reveal potential third-party issues.

Take a look at our OVERVIEW page for more information about this complex area of law. Call our Denver prescription drug injury lawyers directly at 720-500-5995 if you or a loved one has been injured by a product.

WHAT IS YOUR MASS TORT CASE WORTH?

Mass tort claims can allow victims and families to recover compensation for the following damages:

  • Medical expenses.
  • Lost income and future earnings.
  • Pain and suffering.
  • Emotional damages.
  • Funeral expenses, if applicable.

There are several factors that determine what a mass tort claim is worth. Each case is different and no reputable attorney would guarantee a specific compensation amount. But the Denver mass tort attorneys at Burg Simpson are able to give you an honest evaluation of your claim and provide you with an educated assessment of what your claim may be worth.

Some of the relevant factors that can affect a mass tort claim include:

  • The nature and extent of the injury.
  • The nature and extent of medical treatment received.
  • The nature and extent of preexisting medical conditions.
  • The nature and extent of the liability of each person involved.
  • The ability of the injured person to return to work.
  • The need for future medical and other life care needs.
  • The location where the injury occurred.

When someone is unable to go back to work because of an injury, it can cause a significant economic loss that may be worth tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars, depending on the person’s occupation and the remaining life of that person’s career.

Which state an injury occurs in can be a huge factor in the value of a claim, as well. The laws vary wildly by state. Some states protect their residents better than others. A few allow unlimited recovery of non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering. Other states severely limit that type of recovery. State laws regarding negligence, comparative fault, and other liability issues may also affect the value of the claim. It’s critical to evaluate all of these factors carefully before filing a lawsuit, which make securing knowledgeable legal representation that much more important.

You can see some of our MASS TORT CLIENT RESULTS here.

HOW LONG DO MASS TORT CASES TAKE?

There’s honestly no way to know. Sometimes a settlement can be reached quickly without even filing suit. Most of the time, cases won’t be settled until very close to trial, which can be a year or more after the initial filing.

If we win, and a judgment is entered, the defendant will sometimes either pay or settle at that time, but the defendant will often appeal the judgment, in which case the ultimate recovery could be delayed for months or years.

If you lose at trial, you have the right to appeal, which we can help with. Again, the process can take anywhere from a few months to several years. If you do win the appeal, you’ll likely need to go through another trial, and potentially, another appeal. It could take several years to obtain compensation you deserve for your injuries.

That is why you need to visit our Denver mass tort lawyers for help before it’s too late.

HOW MUCH WILL A MASS TORT CASE COST ME?

We offer a free, no-obligation case evaluation to those who’ve been hurt by any kind of product. We can even take a look at your medical records as we conduct the necessary review to determine whether we can help.

Our mass tort fee agreements are done on a contingency basis, which means that our fee is determined as a percentage of your recovery. We only get paid if we obtain a recovery for you. If we don’t, then you owe us nothing. We also advance the money for all relevant litigation costs, such as filing fees, medical records retrieval, and expert costs. Burg Simpson receives reimbursement for these costs out of any recovery. If you decide to work with us, all of this will be explained in a written fee agreement. You have nothing to lose, contact us right now!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Finally, it’s natural to have questions and concerns in the aftermath of such a painful, traumatic event. So we’ve provided thorough Mass Tort FAQ to help address some of those important questions. This does not act as a substitute for a conversation with a Colorado dangerous drug attorney at Burg Simpson. Call us for help at 303-500-5995, or fill out our evaluation form with your case details to talk to us for FREE. We can answer all the questions you have.

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Peter W. Burg Returns to Board of Mountain States ADL

 July 7, 2017

Peter W. Burg Returns to Board of Mountain States ADL

After a brief hiatus, Burg Simpson shareholder Peter W. Burg is returning to the board of directors of the Anti-Defamation League Mountain States Region. Peter joins 13 other new board members, who were confirmed at the group’s annual meeting last month at Temple Sinai. “We’re pleased to have Peter Burg and all of our new… Read more »

Arapahoe County Bar Association Taps Thomas Henderson for Officer Role

 June 28, 2017

Arapahoe County Bar Association Taps Thomas Henderson for Officer Role

The Arapahoe County Bar Association unanimously elected Burg Simpson shareholder Thomas W. Henderson as secretary of the organization this week. “I’m honored and humbled that my fellow members of the Arapahoe County Bar Association have elected me onto the officer track of the Board of Directors – starting as the Secretary.  After having the privilege… Read more »

Burg Simpson Obtains $7.3M Judgment For Clients In Federal Tort Claims Act Case

 June 26, 2017

Burg Simpson Obtains $7.3M Judgment For Clients In Federal Tort Claims Act Case

Civil Action No. 11-cv-02953-WYD-CBS — James Nelson and Elizabeth Varney v. United States of America June 21, 2017 (Denver, CO) – In an opinion issued June 9, 2017, Senior Judge Wiley Y. Daniel of The United States District Court for the District of Colorado found that the United States acted willfully in failing to warn… Read more »

Gov. Hickenlooper Signs Workers Comp PTSD Bill Into Law

 June 8, 2017

Gov. Hickenlooper Signs Workers Comp PTSD Bill Into Law

The third time’s the charm for PTSD relief for Colorado’s first responders. After a pair of failed attempts over the past few years, the legislature finally sent a bill to the governor this year that would allow first responders to apply for mental impairment claim under Colorado workers’ compensation law after a “psychologically traumatic event.”… Read more »

Consumers Can Sue Banks – Colorado Mass Tort Lawyers – Burg Simpson

 July 17, 2017

Consumers Win Right to Sue Banks

In a regulatory environment that has lately favored big business over the average American consumer, the underdog got a rare win this week. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, an independent federal watchdog group, issued a rule on July 10 that will limit the ability of banks, credit card companies, and other financial institutions to force… Read more »

Device Recall - Dangerous Medical Devices Attorney – Burg Simpson

 April 24, 2017

What is a Medical Device Recall?

When a person undergoes a medical procedure involving the use of a medical device, that person trusts it’s safe and effective. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. When it becomes clear that a medical device is causing unexpected harm to consumers, a medical device manufacturer must take measures to address such serious problems. One such… Read more »

Reverse Shoulder- denver Mass tort lawyers - Burg Simpson

 February 17, 2017

Recall Alert: Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder Recalled by Zimmer Biomet

Zimmer Biomet has issued a Class I Recall of its Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder due to higher than reported fracture rates.  Zimmer Biomet issued the recall on December 15, 2016.  The Zimmer recall includes thousands of Comprehensive Reverse Shoulders.  The recalled devices were distributed between October 2008 and September 2015.  As part of the shoulder recall,… Read more »

Mike Burg Holds First Book Signing for Trial by Fire at Tattered Cover

 August 18, 2016

Mike Burg Holds First Book Signing for Trial by Fire at Tattered Cover

Last month at the Tattered Cover Book Store in Denver, Colorado, a crowd of over 100 were treated to an evening with Burg Simpson attorney and author, Mike Burg. Speaking about his new book, Trial By Fire: One Man’s Battle to End Corporate Greed and Save Lives, Mike discussed his childhood and his motivations that… Read more »

Ring of Fire: Even Republicans Are Disgusted by The Republican Party

 May 3, 2016

Ring of Fire: Even Republicans Are Disgusted by The Republican Party

A Ring of Fire first! Host Farron Cousins talks to former Senator Alan Simpson in a unique opportunity on Ring of Fire to speak with a Republican about the current state of the Republican Party.

CBS 4: Michael Burg Inducted to Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

 April 28, 2016

CBS 4: Michael Burg Inducted to Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

CBS 4 in Denver highlights Burg Simpson attorney Michael S. Burg’s induction into the Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

Radio 850KOA: Michael Burg Inducted to Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

 April 28, 2016

Radio 850KOA: Michael Burg Inducted to Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

Denver’s Radio 850KOA ran a news story about Michael Burg’s induction into the Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame.

Burg Simpson Legal Minute: Civil Justice System

 April 21, 2016

Burg Simpson Legal Minute: Civil Justice System

Burg Simpson shareholder Calvin Tregre Jr. examines changes to the civil justice system, where limitations have been placed on monetary awards to seriously injured victims of corporate negligence. Are you protected?

Trial Talk magazine

 November 18, 2015

Trial Talk: Cross Appeal? Now What?

Burg Simpson Attorney and Shareholder Diane Vaksdal Smith’s article, published in CTLA’s Trial Talk, April/May 2015, addresses specifics of appellate practice and procedure. Download full article PDF

Net Neutrality

 November 18, 2015

Net Neutrality: A Panel Discussion

Rick D. Bailey contributes his opinion on Net Neutrality in this panel article published in Best Lawyers® Business Edition, Summer, 2015. Download full article PDF

The Trial Lawyer Magazine

 November 18, 2015

Homebuilders v. Homeowners

Threats to Shift an Already Tilted Playing Field More in Favor of Homebuilders Burg Simpson attorneys Jennifer A. Seidman and Ronald M. Sandgrund examine what could happen if lawmakers allow builders to take advantage of and mischaracterize the causes of the Great Recession’s lingering effects, and the facts regarding the real causes of the decline… Read more »

Rick Bailey - Hearing and Mishearing

 November 18, 2015

Hearing and Mishearing: Psychoanalytic Observations on the Attorney-Client Relationship

Trial lawyer Rick D. Bailey co-authored this white paper with David Stevens, a practicing psychoanalyst/clinical psychologist and associate professor at the university of Colorado Health Sciences Center. They address the attorney-client relationship throught the lens of psychoanalysis and cognitive neuroscience. Download full article PDF

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