Personal Injury Attorneys

Fighting for Victims of Defective Drugs and Medical Devices

The Food and Drug Administration and federal and state law require prescription drug and medical device manufacturers to adhere to certain standards and protocol in the development, testing, manufacture, marketing, and assessment of their products. When drug and device companies fail to do so, they violate the law and put hundreds of thousands of patients at risk of serious injury and death.

Our personal injury attorneys have been representing the interests of these patients for over 20 years. We have served in leadership roles in nearly a dozen federal pharmaceutical cases, worked directly with scientists and other medical experts, testified before the FDA on drug safety, and worked directly with clients on patient advocacy efforts. We’ve recovered millions of dollars for our clients and their families from some of the nation’s largest pharmaceutical companies, including Bayer, Takata, Johnson & Johnson, Boehringer Ingelheim, and others.

Current Drug & Medical Device Injury Cases

Essure Injuries

Mass tort lawsuit on behalf of women who suffered perforation and migration injuries; ectopic pregnancies and miscarriages; allergic reactions and other complications.

Granuflo & Cardiac Arrest

Mass tort lawsuit on behalf of diabetes patients who suffered cardiac arrest and death during dialysis treatment.

Heartburn Drugs & Kidney Disease

Mass tort lawsuit on behalf of people who acquired chronic kidney disease or acute interstitial nephritis after taking proton pump inhibitor heartburn medications.

IVC Filter Injuries

Mass tort lawsuit on behalf of people who suffered injuries when inferior vena cava filters migrated, fractured, or perforated other organs.

Mirena Injuries

Mass tort lawsuit on behalf of women whose Mirena IUD perforated the uterus and migrated inside the abdominal cavity.

Risperdal & Male Breast Growth

Eric Gibbs serves as Co-Liaison Counsel in Risperdal Litigation in California State Court, representing thousands of young men suffering from gynecomastia, or male breast growth, after taking Risperdal or Invega antipsychotic drugs.

Talcum Powder & Cancer

Mass tort lawsuit on behalf of women who developed ovarian cancer after using Johnson & Johnson baby Powder or Shower to Shower on their genitals.

Taxotere Hair Loss

Mass tort lawsuit on behalf of breast cancer survivors who allege that chemotherapy treatment with Taxotere (docetaxel) caused permanent, irreversible hair loss.

Testosterone Therapy & Cardiac Events

Mass tort lawsuit on behalf of men who suffered heart attacks, strokes, blood clots, and other cardiovascular injuries after taking prescription Testosterone supplements.

Transvaginal Mesh Injuries

Mass tort lawsuit on behalf of women who suffered pain, infection, revision surgeries, and other injuries when their transvaginal mesh eroded, contracted, or adhered to other organs.


A mass tort is a number of individual personal injury lawsuits that have been grouped together in coordinated judicial proceedings, or multidistrict litigation (MDL). Many state courts, including California, have state-specific procedures for coordinating lawsuits filed in state courts.

In a mass tort lawsuit, plaintiffs represent themselves or their loved ones against a pharmaceutical company for injuries suffered as a result of a defective pharmaceutical drug, medical device, or other product the company manufactured. Though the plaintiffs in a mass tort lawsuit bring their case against the same pharmaceutical company, the injuries each plaintiff has suffered and the amount of compensation they seek differ.

Speak to a Personal Injury Lawyer, Free

Patients suffer serious injuries and even death when pharmaceutical companies fail to ensure the safety of their products or properly warn about unintended side effects. If you’ve been harmed by a prescription drug or medical device, you may have important legal rights to compensation.

Call us at (866) 981-4800 or message us to speak with an injury lawyer about your potential claims. All consultations are free, confidential, and without obligation.

I think their communication is fantastic. They made sure I was fully aware of what was going on and how the proceedings were going. I just think communication is so important when you are representing someone in a legal action so they are comfortable and know what is going on.

Jackie Y.

Our Team

Eric

Gibbs

A founding partner at the firm, Eric has negotiated groundbreaking settlements that...


A.J.

De Bartolomeo

A.J. has extensive expertise litigating mass personal injury matters involving defective medical products.


Karen

Menzies

Karen is a nationally-recognized mass tort attorney with more than twenty years of experience.


Amy

Zeman

Amy Zeman represents clients in a wide variety of medical mass injury matters.


Steve

Lopez

Steve represents individuals harmed by defective products and corporate misconduct.


Michael

Schrag

Michael Schrag has nearly 20 years of experience representing individuals in complex litigation.

The lawsuit was pretty complicated, but Amy would take her time and go over it and then ask me if I had any questions. With her help, it made it much easier to understand the whole process.

Elaine S.

Past Successes

Actos & Bladder Cancer 2.37 billion for claimants nationwide who developed bladder cancer after taking Actos diabetes drugs
Yaz & Blood Clots $1.6 billion for claimants nationwide who suffered blood clots, strokes, and other injuries after taking Yaz, Yasmin, and Ocella birth control pills
Pradaxa & Internal Bleeding $650 million for claimants nationwide who suffered internal bleeding after taking Pradaxa blood thinners
Medtronic Defibrillator Recall $75 million for claimants nationwide impacted by a heart defibrillator recall

Our Reputation for Excellence

Girard Gibbs LLP has earned Tier-1 rankings for Mass Tort and Class Action Litigation and has been named in the U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” list for four consecutive years since 2013. Mr. Girard and Mr. Gibbs have been additionally recognized among The Best Lawyers in America 2012-2016. Fourteen of the firm’s attorneys have been selected as Northern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars.

We have recovered over a billion dollars for our clients against the world’s largest corporations in cases concerning auto defects, drug and medical device injuries, data breaches, securities fraud, antitrust matters, whistleblower cases, employment law violations, and more. Our advocacy has been nationally recognized by the courts, our peers, and our clients.

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