Colorado Mass Tort Attorneys – Burg Simpson

Mass Tort Overview – Burg Simpson

Burg Simpson’s mass tort attorneys have represented thousands of plaintiffs who’ve suffered serious side effects from prescription medicines, or who’ve been hurt by defective medical devices, for example. Our team of Colorado mass tort lawyers, paralegals, and nurses has been trained to successfully pursue these types of high-profile litigations, which often involve some of the world’s largest companies, such as pharmaceutical giants and medical device manufacturers.

A mass tort is a civil action involving multiple plaintiffs against one or more commercial defendants. These actions can be filed in state or federal court. Mass tort suits are often confused with class action suits. While they are similar, mass tort actions are filed individually as opposed to collectively.

Generally speaking, there are three broad types of mass torts:

  • Product liability (or defective product) torts: These include things such as medical devices, prescription or over-the-counter drugs, or any other consumer product, such as motor vehicles.
  • Mass toxic torts: These actions represent victims of large-scale exposure to deadly chemicals, such as dioxin, asbestos, and most recently, the lead in the water that still poisons Flint, Michigan, residents.
  • Mass disaster torts: These tort actions are the original mass tort cases, which legal experts say originated back in the late 1960s, when pioneering attorneys sued for plane crash victims.

Mass tort litigation is probably one of the most complex areas of law, because so many factors can come into play. These cases can be filed at the state or federal level, and can include large numbers of plaintiffs and/or defendants. Other complicating issues include various state laws that influence levels and types of damages, different statutes of limitations and levels of liability, among others. It’s also possible that these suits can uncover potential third-party issues.

Prescription Drug Mass Tort Complaints

For instance, you might have a claim if you’ve been hurt after taking a prescription or over-the-counter drug that lacked proper or complete warnings and/or instructions. When a pharmaceutical company releases a drug into the marketplace without ensuring its safety, thousands – or sometimes millions – of people can be seriously injured or killed.

At Burg Simpson, we’ve handled a range of complaints for victims of harmful drugs. We’ve represented thousands of victims who’ve been injured or who’ve suffered devastating side effects after taking prescription medicines. Our Colorado dangerous drug Lawyers believe our compassion, expertise, and resources are unmatched. We’re proud of the work we do: holding negligent pharmaceutical companies accountable, obtaining justice for our clients, keeping bad drugs off the market and, at most importantly, saving lives. Burg Simpson’s Denver mass tort attorneys can help you, too.

Medical Device Mass Tort Issues

We’ve also taken the fight to defective medical device manufacturers. Medical devices are designed and built to help millions recover the quality of life they had before a serious injury took it from them. Tragically, some of these medical devices are later found to be defective or dangerous. A defective medical device can lead to life-threatening consequences and all too often, severe injury. A dangerous medical device attorney has the necessary experience to take your case and secure the compensation you deserve.

If a prescription drug or a defective medical device has injured you or a loved one, our attorneys are can help you. The Colorado dangerous drug attorneys at Burg Simpson have decades of experience dealing with a variety of medical claims. Every one of these cases is different and has to be handled accordingly. Determining whether you really do have a valid claim hinges on the circumstances of your case, as well as the applicable law. Because of this, and the technical aspects of the science behind these cases, it’s absolutely vital that you speak with the experienced personal injury attorneys at Burg Simpson to discuss your situation. Not only do we have several veteran attorneys well-versed in these cases, but we have access to medical experts who can provide vital insight to help your case. Fill out our Free Case Evaluation form today or call us right now at 303-792-5595 to find out how we can help you before it’s too late.

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Alan K. Simpson Argues For a 28th Amendment

 August 16, 2017

Alan K. Simpson Argues For a 28th Amendment

Are corporation’s people? It might sound like a simple question, but it’s one the U.S. Supreme Court answered in the affirmative when it handed down its landmark Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision in 2010. That 5-4 ruling struck down a prohibition against certain election communications by nonprofits, corporations, labor unions, and other associations…. Read more »

Michael S. Burg Blasts Supreme Court Big Pharma Ruling

 August 15, 2017

Michael S. Burg Blasts Supreme Court Big Pharma Ruling

Earlier this summer, the U.S. Supreme Court handed Big Pharma a big victory. In Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Superior Court of California, the high court struck down California’s effort to widen the scope of non-residents seeking relief from dangerous drugs. In an 8-1 decision, the court ruled against nearly 680 plaintiffs who were suing the… Read more »

Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine Attorneys Recognized in 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©

 August 15, 2017

Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine Attorneys Recognized in 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©

  Twenty-Three Attorneys Were Listed in The Best Lawyers in America ® 2018 Four Attorneys Listed as 2018 Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” In Their Practice Area and Region August 15, 2017 (Denver, CO) – Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C., one of America’s foremost plaintiff trial firms, is proud to announce several… Read more »

Weyerhaeuser Floor Joists Could Be Poisoning Your Home

 August 9, 2017

Weyerhaeuser Floor Joists Could Be Poisoning Your Home

August 9, 2017 (Denver, CO) – Thousands of new homes may be uninhabitable due to excessive levels of formaldehyde, a known carcinogen, found in the joists of finished and unfinished basements. Homeowners and construction workers have reported feeling ill, with burning eyes and respiratory issues, after exposure to hazardous levels of formaldehyde present in these… 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

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 »

Pop Culture

 November 18, 2015

Part IV – Does Popular Culture Influence Lawyers, Judges, and Juries?

TV and Movies – What We Love and Love to Hate Twelve Angry Men, To Kill a Mockingbird, the O.J. Simpson debacle…do these movies and televised lawsuits influence decision makers? Burg Simpson attorney Ronald M. Sandgrund continues the panel series dialogue, with Part IV addressing TV and movies. Download full article PDF

Pop Culture Part 3

 November 18, 2015

Part III – Does Popular Culture Influence Lawyers, Judges, and Juries?

Managing Popular Culture’s Influence Popular culture generally has been defined as “culture based on the tastes of ordinary people rather than an educated elite.” Part III investigates whether popular culture may be undermining the rule of law. Burg Simpson attorney Ronald M. Sandgrund mediates this panel article. Download full article PDF

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