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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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 February 13, 2020

Burg Simpson E-News: February 2020

Join Our Email List Complex Business and Commercial Litigation, Construction Defects, Dangerous Drugs & Medical Devices, Mass Tort, Class Action, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, and Workers’ Compensation FEBRUARY 2020 E-NEWS GOOD LAWYERS 5280 Magazine Recognizes Denver’s Top Lawyers for 2020 Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine is pleased to announce that Michael S. Burg , Peter W…. Read more »

 February 13, 2020

National Trial Lawyers Announces Top Lawyers for 2020!

National Trial Lawyers Announces the Top Lawyers for 2020! Burg Simpson is pleased to announce that the National Trial Lawyers Association has selected the Top 100 Attorneys and the Top 40 Under 40 Attorneys for 2020! The National Trial Lawyers Association is an invitation-only organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from each state or region… Read more »

 February 12, 2020

Mediation vs. Arbitration: Resolving Your Commercial Dispute

Mediation vs. Arbitration: Resolving Your Commercial Dispute Most commercial contracts have a provision stating that the parties will mediate disputes before taking the issue to arbitration or trial.  For those seeking to resolve a commercial dispute, it is important to know that litigation is typically expensive, time-consuming, public, and unpredictable. A trial’s outcome is always uncertain… Read more »

 February 11, 2020

Short-Term Healthcare Insurance & the Institutionalization of Post-Claims Underwriting

Jessica L. Derakhshanian and Shane C. Fulton, trial lawyers with Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, recently published an article in the January edition of The Colorado Lawyer entitled Short-Term Healthcare Insurance and the Institutionalization of Post-Claims Underwriting. The article provides a review of short-term health insurance regulation over the last decade and analyzes the… Read more »

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 December 9, 2019

Settling Commercial Litigation Cases

An out-of-court settlement is a legally-binding agreement between the parties to a lawsuit that effectively puts an end to the legal matter. A settlement resolves all disputes inherent in the lawsuit, and results in dismissal of the claims filed in court.  Sometimes a settlement will contain a requirement that other court orders be entered effectuating… Read more »

Holding Pharmaceutical Companies Responsible – Mass Tort | Dangerous Drugs & Medical Devices

 November 12, 2019

Holding Pharmaceutical Companies Responsible – Mass Tort | Dangerous Drugs & Medical Devices

Burg Simpson’s Colorado mass tort attorneys have represented thousands of people who have suffered serious side effects after taking dangerous medications or those who have been hurt by a defective product.  If you have suffered injuries related to a defective drug or medical device, contact the Burg Simpson mass tort team at 303-790-2525.

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 November 8, 2019

Bike Crash Safety Video – Burg Simpson Personal Injury

The personal injury attorneys at Burg Simpson help fellow bicycle enthusiasts understand how to protect their rights after a bike crash and stay safe on the roads. If you have been hurt in a bike crash and need help, reach out to us today by calling our office or filling out our online free case… Read more »

7th Annual Jeremy Bitner Memorial Run for the Fallen Officers Fund

 July 1, 2019

7th Annual Jeremy Bitner Memorial Run for the Fallen Officers Fund

The Jeremy Bitner Foundation was established in honor of Englewood Police Detective Jeremy Bitner. Detective Bitner lost his life in the line of duty on May 28, 2012, after being struck and killed by a vehicle while performing a traffic stop. Jeremy served the Englewood Police Department for 8 years and during that time was assigned… Read more »

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