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If You Were Injured by a Dangerous Drug or Defective Medical Device

If You Were Injured by a Dangerous Drug or Defective Medical Device

March 15, 2022 | 3 min read

If You Were Injured by a Dangerous Drug or Defective Medical Device

As the FDA continues to relax the administration of their approval process regarding new prescription medications and medical devices, the number of dangerous drugs and defective products released into the marketplace has grown exponentially. In addition, industry competition often encourages manufacturers to economize in the design and testing phases of production. The haste in which the FDA and manufacturers are allowed to bring new products to market has resulted in harm to consumers.

What is a “Mass Tort”?

A “Mass Tort” occurs when a product causes harm to a significant number of victims who are injured in a similar fashion. Each plaintiff in a mass tort action has their own case and is treated as an individual in the lawsuit. Therefore, each plaintiff will seek to prove that the defendant’s negligence caused their injury.

Class Actions Generally Include More Plaintiffs than Mass Torts

In a class-action suit, the class members are treated as a single plaintiff. The large group of plaintiffs is represented by a representative of the class who speaks for all members.

Dangerous Drugs

Although many new prescription drugs are developed to offer lifesaving cures and restore the quality of life for millions of individuals, many manufacturers often attempt to bring new drugs to the marketplace before the medications are sufficiently tested. Unfortunately, their efforts to market new drugs too soon can result in life-threatening consequences for consumers. If you, a loved one, have been injured by a defective drug, contact Burg Simpson for a free case evaluation now. Our mass tort lawyers are here to protect you and your legal rights.

Defective Medical Devices

Defective medical devices that were approved by the FDA’s 510(K) abbreviated regulatory process can sometimes be brought to market in a matter of months. This can occur even without sufficient testing or clinical trials. When defective medical devices are rushed to the marketplace without adequate testing and cause harm to consumers, the manufacturers must be held accountable for the faulty technology.

About Burg Simpson Shareholder Seth A. Katz

Burg Simpson preferred shareholder and mass tort attorney Seth A. Katz focuses his legal practice primarily on complex mass tort and class action litigation. He represents aggrieved consumers, corporate shareholders, and property owners, and handles pharmaceutical mass tort litigation on behalf of those injured as a result of their ingestion of prescription medications and the implantation of medical devices. Mr. Katz is the Practice Group Leader of the firm’s Mass Tort Department. His team received Best Law Firms’ highest-ranking again for the 2022 edition: National Tier 1 for Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Plaintiffs, by Best Lawyers.

If You Have a Mass Tort Claim

Burg Simpson has a nationwide reputation for success when representing clients with claims involving dangerous drugs and defective medical devices, product liability, and other mass tort claims. If you believe you may have a mass tort claim, contact the attorneys at Burg Simpson for help now.

Contact the Mass Tort Attorneys at Burg Simpson for Help Now

At Burg Simpson, our award-winning mass tort attorneys have over four decades of experience holding manufacturers accountable when dangerous medications and defective products injure consumers. If you, or a loved one, have been seriously injured by a dangerous prescription drug or a defective medical device, call the experienced mass tort attorneys at Burg Simpson for help now.

 About Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine

One of America’s foremost plaintiff trial firms, Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, has a longstanding and nationwide reputation for fighting relentlessly and successfully for victims of negligence, malfeasance, malpractice, and abuse. Our attorneys have never hesitated to fight for our client’s rights and consistently face and defeat formidable adversaries, including big insurance companies, banks, and pharma. As a result, Burg Simpson has secured more than $2.7 billion in verdicts, settlements, and judgments in practice areas spanning catastrophic personal injury, mass tort and class actions regarding gas explosions, dangerous pharmaceutical drugs and devices, medical malpractice, complex commercial and business litigation, construction defects, and workers’ compensation. The firm’s success has also included more than 200 recoveries in excess of $1 million.

Burg Simpson’s Personal Injury Trial Team: “Good Lawyers. Changing Lives.”

If you have been severely injured by the negligence of another party, call Burg Simpson for help now. Our firm offers a free case evaluation for our potential new clients. You can access the case evaluation form at

Call Burg Simpson for help now at 888 895-2080