Colorado Dangerous Drugs & Medical Device Attorneys

Mass Tort Overview – Burg Simpson

Burg Simpson’s mass tort attorneys have represented thousands of plaintiffs who have suffered serious side effects from dangerous prescription medicines, or who have been injured by defective medical devices. Our team of Colorado mass tort lawyers has decades of experience successfully pursuing high-profile litigations, some of which have involved several of the world’s largest corporations, 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. Not to be confused with class-action lawsuits, mass tort actions are filed individually and class-action lawsuits are filed collectively.

Generally, there are three broad types of mass torts:

  • Product liability (or defective product) torts: These include 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 one of the most complex areas of law because there are numerous factors to consider. 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. It is also possible that these lawsuits can uncover potential third-party issues.

Prescription Drug Mass Tort Complaints

You may have a claim if you have 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 even millions – of people can be seriously injured or even lose their lives.

At Burg Simpson, we have represented thousands of victims who have been injured and suffered devastating side effects after taking harmful prescription medicines. Our Colorado dangerous drug Lawyers believe that no other firm has the resources, nationwide reputation, or proven track record of success when it comes to helping our clients and their families. We are proud of our work holding negligent pharmaceutical companies accountable for their actions, obtaining justice for our clients, keeping bad drugs off the market, and most importantly, saving lives.

Call Burg Simpson’s Denver mass tort attorneys now.

Medical Device Mass Tort Issues

Burg Simpson also works to hold the manufacturers of defective medical devices accountable for their actions. Medical devices are designed and built to help millions regain the quality of life they enjoyed before their injury occurred. Tragically, however, some medical devices are later found to be defective and even dangerous. A defective medical device can lead to life-threatening consequences and severe injury. An attorney who is experienced in handling cases involving dangerous medical devices has the necessary background to take your case and secure the compensation you deserve.

If you or a loved one has been injured by a prescription drug or a defective medical device, Burg Simpson’s attorneys are here to help. Our Colorado dangerous drug attorneys have decades of experience dealing with medical claims, and determining the validity of your claim will depend on the details and the circumstances of your case. So, call Burg Simpson now to speak with one of our experienced personal injury attorneys, and we will arrange a consultation for you to discuss your situation in detail. Fill out our Free Case Evaluation form today or call us now at 303-792-5595 to find out how we can help.

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 September 16, 2020

Four Teen Victims Seek $16 Million in Arizona Child Abuse Case

A team of Burg Simpson attorneys including Scott Eldredge, Seth Katz, Ty Taber, Paul Friedman, and Christopher Post along with Tucson-based victims’ rights attorney, Lynne Cadigan, is representing four adoptive children who are named as victims in $16 million child abuse cases filed in Arizona. The children allege they were subjected to aggravated assault and… Read more »

 September 8, 2020

Former Burg Simpson Scholarship Winner is Using Her Funds Wisely!

Ms. McKenna Gilbreth is one of the previous winners of Burg Simpson’s annual scholarship. McKenna recently wrote to Mr. Michael S. Burg, Burg Simpson’s founder, to thank him and to share how she is using her scholarship funds. Now attending Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX, McKenna wrote from her dorm room that despite the… Read more »

 September 3, 2020

September 2020 E-News

Congratulations to Our Best Lawyers in America® Forty-seven Burg Simpson attorneys have been recognized in the 2021 edition of Best Lawyers in America ®. (33 “Best Lawyers” and 14 “Ones to Watch.”) See the list of Burg Simpson attorneys selected to the 2021 Best Lawyers in America ® here. Three Burg Simpson Lawyers Also Named Best… Read more »

 August 27, 2020

Burg Simpson’s Colorado Scholarship Competition 2020-2021

Burg Simpson has always recognized the importance of access to a strong education. Starting in 2012, we launched the Burg Simpson Scholarship Competition. Each year, Colorado high school seniors are encouraged to write and submit a 1,500 word essay on the importance of the civil jury system as the guardian of American rights and liberties… Read more »

Greeley, CO – Two Workers Killed in Work Accident on 1st Ave

 June 19, 2020

David Hersh: COVID-19 and Loss of Business Income

Shareholder David Hersh Discusses COVID-19 and Loss of Business Income  David P. Hersh is a shareholder and co-practice group leader with  Burg Simpson’s business and commercial litigation department.  “I am David Hersh, Co-leader of the Commercial Litigation Department at Burg Simpson. Business owners across the country have suffered from the loss of business income as… Read more »

David TeSelle Discusses Qui Tam Lawsuits

 June 18, 2020

David TeSelle Discusses Qui Tam Lawsuits

David K. TeSelle is a trial lawyer and co-practice group leader with  Burg Simpson’s business and commercial litigation department.  “Do you have confidential information about a company who is cheating the state or federal government out of money, leaving the American taxpayer holding the bag? If so, there is something you can do about it,… Read more »

 June 16, 2020

Shareholder Jacob Burg Discusses Burg Simpson’s Commitment to Pro Bono Work

Jake Burg is a shareholder and a trial lawyer with  Burg Simpson’s personal injury department. “Since the firm’s inception in 1976, Burg Simpson has been committed to providing pro bono legal services to heroes who have dedicated themselves to serving others in times of great need. As an attorney with Burg Simpson, I was proud to… Read more »

Denver, CO – Two Injured in Motorcycle Accident on I-25 (CanAm Highway)

 June 15, 2020

Injured in a Motorcycle Crash? Call Burg Simpson Now

Injured in a Motorcycle Crash? Call Burg Simpson Now Shareholder Stephen J. Burg is a trial lawyer and the practice group leader of the firm’s personal injury department. If you, or someone you know, has been injured in a motorcycle crash, you need someone to be on your side. Insurance companies make huge profits by… Read more »

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