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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
Mass tort lawsuit on behalf of women who suffered perforation and migration injuries; ectopic pregnancies and miscarriages; allergic reactions and other complications.
Mass tort lawsuit on behalf of diabetes patients who suffered cardiac arrest and death during dialysis treatment.
Mass tort lawsuit on behalf of people who acquired chronic kidney disease or acute interstitial nephritis after taking proton pump inhibitor heartburn medications.
Mass tort lawsuit on behalf of people who suffered injuries when inferior vena cava filters migrated, fractured, or perforated other organs.
Mass tort lawsuit on behalf of women whose Mirena IUD perforated the uterus and migrated inside the abdominal cavity.
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.
Mass tort lawsuit on behalf of women who developed ovarian cancer after using Johnson & Johnson baby Powder or Shower to Shower on their genitals.
Mass tort lawsuit on behalf of breast cancer survivors who allege that chemotherapy treatment with Taxotere (docetaxel) caused permanent, irreversible hair loss.
Mass tort lawsuit on behalf of men who suffered heart attacks, strokes, blood clots, and other cardiovascular injuries after taking prescription Testosterone supplements.
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.
Karen is a nationally-recognized mass tort attorney with more than twenty years of experience.
Amy Zeman represents clients in a wide variety of medical mass injury matters.
Steve represents individuals harmed by defective products and corporate misconduct.
Michael Schrag has nearly 20 years of experience representing individuals in complex litigation.
|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.