Colorado Dangerous Drugs & Medical Devices

Vioxx®

Burg Simpson is not currently pursuing new Vioxx® cases.

Vioxx® (generic name: rofecoxib) is a is a Cox-2 inhibitor in the same drug class as Celebrex and Bextra. The FDA approved Vioxx in May 1999 following various trials and tests. Vioxx® was marketed based upon the claim that it could provide the same effects of a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug NSAID) without causing the gastric problems that commonly came with traditional NSAIDs. Then, in September 2004, continued testing indicated that Vioxx® reduced the risk of stomach problems in patients but significantly increased the risk of heart attacks and strokes. On September 30, 2004 Merck announced the worldwide withdrawal of Vioxx from the market. Contrary to earlier reports that increased heart risks appeared after more than 18 months’ worth of use, the evidence now shows that heart risks could occur after as few as three months of Vioxx use.

A number of Vioxx® cases have been tried. In a few cases, the plaintiffs have received large verdicts, but in a larger number of trials Merck has obtained a defense verdict. In November of 2007, Merck and the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee announced a $4.85 Billion dollar settlement.

Michael S. Burg was appointed to the Vioxx MDL State Liaison Committee, which coordinates state and federal Vioxx® litigation, by the Hon. Eldon Fallon.

 May 29, 2020

Michael Burg Interviewed About the Body Parts Case

Michael Burg Interviewed by the Colorado Lawyer About the “Body Parts Case.” In November of 2019, trial lawyer Michael Burg, with shareholders David TeSelle, Holly Kammerer, and Paul Friedman, secured a $58.5 million verdict in punitive and compensatory damages for families who had donated bodies of their deceased loved ones to the Biological Resource Center…. Read more »

 May 21, 2020

Angela E. McGraw Featured by Women Trial Lawyers Network

In May of 2020, Burg Simpson shareholder and trial lawyer Angela McGraw was featured by the Women Trial Lawyers Network. The Women Trial Lawyers Network promotes the participation of women in the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association (CTLA), and aids in the advancement of women members into leadership positions. Additionally, the organization supplements the knowledge and experience of women by providing networking and educational… Read more »

 May 11, 2020

Burg Simpson Supports the Jeremy Bitner Fallen Officer Fund

ENGLEWOOD, CO – MAY 11, 2020 – The annual Jeremy Bitner Memorial Run is held 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 drunk driver while performing a routine traffic stop. Jeremy served the… Read more »

 May 8, 2020

May 2020 E-News

Complex Business and Commercial Litigation, Construction Defects, Dangerous Drugs & Medical Devices, Mass Tort, Class Action, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, and Workers’ Compensation BURG SIMPSON IS FULLY OPERATIONAL DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC MAY 2020 E-NEWS GOOD LAWYERS 5280 Magazine Announces STEPHEN J. BURG “The Face of Personal Injury Litigation” Burg Simpson shareholder Stephen J. Burg is 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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