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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 December 6, 2018

Retired Firefighters Get Burned When Health Care Benefits are Terminated

Attorney Brian Matise at Burg Simpson handles complex civil litigation cases, and he has taken the lead on the West Metro Case. This case involves the distribution of more  than $1.8 million in funds that remained in a trust that was committed to fund health insurance benefits for 73 retired firefighters and their dependents. These… Read more »

Former Sen. Alan Simpson (R-WY) gives eulogy for late President George W.W. Bush

 December 5, 2018

Former Senator Al Simpson Eulogizes President George H.W. Bush

This morning, former Senator Alan K. Simpson (R-WY) celebrated the life of former President George H.W. Bush, his long-time friend and colleague. Speaking of the man’s warmth and integrity, Sen. Simpson delivered a moving speech on President Bush’s legacy of integrity, loyalty and sacrifice. When speaking to the press, Alan Simpson spoke on the difficulties… Read more »

Honorable Alan K. Simpson hero image

 December 4, 2018

Former Sen. Alan Simpson, R-Wyo., to Remember George H.W. Bush at Wednesday’s Funeral

Former Sen. Alan Simpson, R-Wyo., to remember George H.W. Bush at Wednesday’s funeral at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. The former senator, a colleague and longtime friend of George and Barbara Bush, will be one of four speakers to deliver the eulogy at the late president’s funeral this week. Simpson and Bush established their… Read more »

stephen burg personal injury attorney handles spinal injury cases

 November 29, 2018

Stephen Burg Handles Spinal Cord Injury Cases

  Shareholder Stephen Burg handles spinal cord injury cases at Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine. Mr. Burg is a trial attorney whose practice is focused on representing victims of auto crashes, personal injury, trucking accidents, product liability injuries, gas explosions, wrongful death, and harmful drug products. He also has significant experience in handling spinal cord… Read more »

Good Lawyers. Changing Lives. – Supporting Communities with Burg Simpson

 November 5, 2018

Good Lawyers. Changing Lives. – Supporting Communities with Burg Simpson

All attorneys at Burg Simpson strive to make our motto more than just words. Both in and out of the courtroom, our attorneys work to support local and national communities by protecting their rights and to making certain that crisis recovery and educational opportunities are available to all. In this video, Burg Simpson shareholder and… Read more »

Massachusetts Gas Explosion – Holding Corporations Accountable

 November 2, 2018

Massachusetts Gas Explosion – Holding Corporations Accountable

The negligence of Columbia Gas caused the massive gas explosions  in Andover, Lawrence and North Andover, MA. After the gas explosions, more than 2,000 people found themselves displaced, and their towns resembled a war zone. These gas explosions could have easily been avoided. Columbia Gas had been warned twice over the last decade that an explosion was… Read more »

Attorney Tom Henderson explains why the Durango 416 Fire aims to hold the Durango-Silverton Railroad accountable.

 November 2, 2018

Seeking Justice for Victims of the Durango 416 Fire

Colorado’s Durango 416 Fire was caused by the Durango-Silverton Railroad’s coal-burning train on June 1, 2018. The blaze has been reported to be the state’s sixth largest forest fire in history, and the fire destroyed homes and businesses in Durango and the surrounding area. Burg Simpson is now representing those affected by the 416 Fire… Read more »

Consumers Must Beware of Body Brokers

 November 2, 2018

Consumers Must Beware of Body Brokers

Body brokers are relatively unchecked and under-regulated by state and federal agencies.  Across the United States, mortuaries and hospices are committing fraud by allowing body brokers to convince families who have lost their loved ones to donate the body “for medical research.” But instead of being donated, the body ends up being dismembered and then… Read more »

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