Colorado Dangerous Drugs & Medical Device Attorneys

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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Janet G. Abaray Named One of the Top 15 Businesswomen in Ohio

 May 17, 2018

Janet G. Abaray Named One of the Top 15 Businesswomen in Ohio

Burg Simpson attorneys have always been leaders in their communities. Shareholder Janet G. Abaray is no different. That’s why the Ohio Diversity Conference and the National Women’s Conference chose to honor Janet as one of the Top 15 Businesswomen in Ohio at the 2018 National Women’s Conference last week. This award honors “outstanding leaders and… Read more »

David P. Hersh Speaks at ACBA Event

 May 7, 2018

David P. Hersh Speaks at ACBA Event

Burg Simpson shareholder David P. Hersh was a featured speaker at a recent Arapahoe County Bar Association (ACBA) event in Napa, California. The session, part of this year’s Spring 2018 CLE event, was called “The Practical Implications for Implementing the Recommendations of the ABA National Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being.” David covered “the findings and… Read more »

Stephen J. Burg Speaks at Colorado Trial Lawyers Seminar

 April 25, 2018

Stephen J. Burg Speaks at Colorado Trial Lawyers Seminar

Burg Simpson shareholder Stephen J. Burg took part in a day-long continuing education seminar sponsored by the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association. The event, “In Search of a New Paradigm: Recalibrating the Moral Compass of an Industry to Serve Future Generations,” took place at the Embassy Suites Denver Downtown Convention Center in Denver. Stephen’s segment, presented… Read more »

Burg Simpson Scholarship Competition Winners Honored at Annual Dinner

 April 24, 2018

Burg Simpson Scholarship Competition Winners Honored at Annual Dinner

Our 2017-2018 Burg Simpson Scholarship Competition recipients were honored this past Thursday at our annual Scholarship Banquet. This year’s winners included: Elise Hegarty (Faith Christian Academy) Diana Barila (Longmont High School) Kelly Franson (D’Evelyn Jr./Sr. High School) Emilio D. Gómez (Regis Jesuit High School) Lucy Kane (Valor Christian High School) Andra Metcalfe (Mountain Vista High… Read more »

Denver Personal Injury Attorney – TBI & Dementia – Colorado Burg Simpson

 May 23, 2018

Research Confirms Link Between TBIs and Dementia

There’s been research in the past to suggest that even mild traumatic brain injuries can increase someone’s risk of developing a neurodegenerative disease, but a new study – published earlier this month – reinforces these findings. The study, “Association of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury With and Without Loss of Consciousness With Dementia in U.S. Military… Read more »

Burg Simpson Denver - Colorado Supreme Court

 May 21, 2018

Colorado Supreme Court Decides Insurance Companies Cannot Delay Payment of Benefits Owed When The Payment Of Other Benefits Is Disputed

In an important victory for consumers, earlier today the Colorado Supreme Court unanimously decided that insurance companies cannot delay paying benefits owed under a policy just because the payment of other benefits is disputed. The case is State Farm vs. Fisher.  Mr. Fisher had several policies in place with State Farm with underinsured motorists (“UIM”)… Read more »

Bad Flu Season – Medical Malpractice Attorney Denver – Colorado Burg Simpson

 May 14, 2018

A Bad Flu Season Can Get Worse

The year’s flu season has been historically severe. All but two states – Hawaii and Oregon – continued to report pervasive flu activity. More than 40 states have reported unusually high flu activity. Tragically, the flu has claimed the lives of 165 children this year — and it’s far from over. The U.S. Centers for… Read more »

OHSA Standard Limits Worker Exposure to Silica - Construction Defect Law Firm - Burg Simpson

 May 2, 2018

Community Managers, Homeowner Associations, and Homeowners Beware – New OHSA Standard Limits Worker Exposure to Silica

More than 2 million workers are exposed to crystalline silica every year on the job, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, most of whom work in general construction. The other 10 percent of exposed workers are in either the general industry, maritime, or fracking trades. Crystalline silica is an everyday mineral found in… 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.

Ring of Fire: The Unseen Economic Crisis

 February 29, 2016

Ring of Fire: The Unseen Economic Crisis

Ring of Fire host Farron Cousins talks with Michael Burg about taxes and the government’s resistance to upgrade America’s infrastructure.

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