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.
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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.