Arizona Dangerous Drugs & Medical Devices

Arizona Dangerous Drugs & Medical Device Attorneys

A defective product has left you or a loved one sick or injured. Now is the time to ask:

Has a faulty medical device left a family member serious injured?
Have you suffered a severe side effect from a prescription medication?
Are you asking yourself what you should do next?

Even in today’s world of advanced technology and medical treatments, it’s startling that defective drugs or medical devices still have the potential to seriously hurt or even kill someone. If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective drug or medical device, the Arizona mass tort attorneys at Burg Simpson in Arizona will fight for your rights and work hard to recover the compensation you deserve.

Whether it’s through the negligence of overworked or poorly trained medical professionals, or federally mandated testing procedures not being followed properly, millions of U.S. health care consumers have been unwittingly exposed to health risks. When these research and development processes aren’t properly adhered to, the results can be deadly.

For over four decades, the legal team at Burg Simpson Arizona have represented thousands who’ve suffered serious side effects from dangerous drugs or who’ve have sustained serious injuries from unsafe medical devices. Get in touch with us today by calling 602-777-7000, or by filling out a FREE Case Evaluation form here.


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Arizona Dangerous Drug & Medical Device Attorneys


Burg Simpson has lead the way in a variety high-profile cases involving some of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies, such as:

  • Appointed Co-Lead Counsel for the Yasmin/Yaz Birth Control MDL litigation.
  • Appointed Co-Lead Counsel for the Ortho Evra Birth Control MDL litigation.
  • Appointed Co-Lead Counsel for the Heparin MDL litigation.
  • Appointed Co-Lead Counsel for the Gadolinium-Based Contrast Agents MDL litigation.
  • Appointed to the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee for the DePuy ASR Hip Replacement MDL litigation.
  • Appointed State-Federal Liaison for the Vioxx MDL litigation.


Legally speaking, a mass tort is a civil action that involves multiple plaintiffs against one or a few defendants. Mass torts involve multiple claims, but are focused on a single defective product. The details of the claims are comparable and the individual claims are financially tied together.

Mass tort litigation is very complex, time consuming, and incredibly expensive because of all the issues involved, such as:

  • These cases can be filed at either the state or federal level.
  • They can include large numbers of plaintiffs and/or defendants.
  • State laws vary wildly, and often impose limits on damages levels, and what types are valid or relevant. States also have varying statutes of limitations and levels of liability that can seriously influence a case.

If a prescription drug or defective medical device has injured you or a loved one, contact our Phoenix mass tort lawyers in Arizona at 602-777-7000.


Mass tort claims can allow victims and families to recover compensation for several types of damages from prescription drugs and medical devices that have injured them, including:

  • 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 ultimately worth. Each case is unique. Burg Simpson’s Phoenix mass tort attorneys will offer a candid assessment of your claim and explain what you can expect.

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

  • The origin and degree of the injury.
  • The type and degree of medical treatment received.
  • The type and degree of preexisting medical conditions.
  • The type and degree of the responsibility of each involved party.
  • The ability – or inability – of the injured party to return to work.
  • The need for future medical and other life care needs.
  • Where the injury occurred.

When someone isn’t able to return 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.

Don’t wait! Call Burg Simpson Arizona right away at 602-777-7000 so we can help evaluate your case.


We offer a no-cost, no-obligation evaluation of your case. Our lawyers in Arizona 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 put together on a contingency basis. What that means is our fee is determined as a simple percentage of your recovery. We don’t get paid if we don’t secure a recovery for you. We also advance the money for all relevant costs of litigation, such as filing fees, medical record retrieval, and expert costs. We’ll collect our reimbursement for these costs later after we secure your recovery.


Settlements can sometimes be reached relatively quickly without ever having to file a lawsuit.

That being said, most of the time settlements won’t be taken seriously until the  eve of trial, which can be months or even years after the original filing of the lawsuit.

If we do win your case, and a judgment is then entered, the defendant will either pay or settle immediately. However, defendants frequently appeal these initial judgments, which can then delay the ultimate recovery for months or years.

On the other hand, if you lose, you can appeal, a process we’ll help guide you through. This process, too, can take anywhere from a few months to several years. If you do win on appeal, you’ll probably need to go back to court, and maybe even another appeal. This is why you need a trial lawyer by your side the entire time!

Reach out to our mass tort lawyers at Burg Simpson Arizona to help assist with your mass tort litigation if you or a loved one has been injured by a medical device or mislabeled prescription drug. Call us at 602-777-7000 or fill out our free case evaluation form now.

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Alan K. Simpson Wants Oklahoma to End Juvenile Life Sentences

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Michael S. Burg Makes a Pair of Public Appearances

 March 13, 2018

Michael S. Burg Makes a Pair of Public Appearances

Burg Simpson founding shareholder Michael S. Burg made two public appearances last week as part of his ongoing book tour. On March 6, Michael addressed a group of about 70 at the Fort Collins Foothills Rotary Club in Fort Collins. His talk, titled “If You Build It, They Will Come,” covered his experiences in building… Read more »

Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine Announce Winners of Sixth Annual College Scholarship Competition

 March 12, 2018

Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine Announce Winners of Sixth Annual College Scholarship Competition

Denver–Based Law Firm Awards Scholarships to Ten Colorado High School Seniors March 12, 2018 (Denver, CO) – Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, one of America’s foremost plaintiff trial firms, announced the winners of its Sixth Annual College Scholarship Competition. Launched in 2012, the competition encourages seniors from across the state to write a 1,500-word… Read more »

Is Your Loved One Being Abused - Phoenix Injury Lawyer – Arizona Burg Simpson

 March 5, 2018

How to Tell if Your Loved One is Being Abused

Arizona is known for its growing retirement population. Nearly 17 percent of Arizonans are 65 or older, making it one of the top 10 states for elderly populations, and well above the national average of 15 percent. Like any state with a large elderly population, elder abuse and neglect continues to be a growing problem…. Read more »

Bad Faith Insurance – Arizona Personal Injury Attorney – Burg Simpson

 February 19, 2018

Courts Crack Down On Insurers Acting in Bad Faith

In a refreshing bit of news for consumers, courts – and juries – are increasingly holding insurance companies responsible for their bad behavior. Consider that just last month: The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in Atlanta reversed a lower court ruling that dismissed a $2.7 million bad faith claim against Geico for… Read more »

Defective Aluminum–Clad Windows Mean Trouble for Homeowners

 July 8, 2016

Defective Aluminum–Clad Windows Mean Trouble for Homeowners

When you buy or build a home you don’t expect your windows to be defective. Thousands of homeowners nationwide, however, may have defective aluminum-clad windows installed in their homes. Unfortunately, many of these homeowners are in the dark about the cause of their problem until after spending thousands of dollars replacing windows they shouldn’t have… Read more »

 April 27, 2016

NFL v. NFLPA and Brady – Beware the Downside of a Broad Arbitration Clause Before You Agree

A three judge panel of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals issued its opinion re-instating the NFL commissioner’s four game suspension of Tom Brady for his role in “deflate-gate”, the NFL sideshow over whether Tom Brady was complicit in intentionally deflating footballs during a playoff game to gain an unfair competitive advantage over the opponent…. Read more »

Ring of Fire: The Nationwide Water Crisis

 February 18, 2016

Ring of Fire: The Nationwide Water Crisis

Contaminated water is not limited to drinking water in Flint, Michigan. Michael Burg talks with Ring of Fire host Farron Cousins about the nationwide problem. Even though there has been a ban on lead pipes, nothing has been done to replace those pipes in many communities across the country.

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