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The Food And Drug Administration is supposed to be the federal watchdog that ensures the safety of America’s pharmaceutical drugs and medical devices. Unfortunately, dangerous products make it to market in spite of (or without the need for) FDA approval. In many cases, manufacturers of these products knew they were dangerous but downplayed unfavorable clinical trial results and failed to disclose the risks to doctors and patients.

Every year, Americans are hurt and killed due to dangerous and defective drugs as well as improper prescription and medication practices. Our attorneys at Power Rogers, LLP, handle cases involving prescription and over-the-counter pharmaceutical injuries as part of our larger personal injury practice. Since 1993, we’ve recovered over $5 billion in verdicts and settlements on behalf of clients, and we understand how to represent you effectively and compassionately.

Here’s Why We Are The Right Choice For Your Legal Matter

When it comes to the firm you should choose to represent you in a drug liability case, choose a team with proven experience and success. The lawyers at Power Rogers know what we’re doing – the results speak for themselves.

Our experience in drug liability cases includes:

  • DePuy and Stryker hip replacement cases
  • The defective drug Cordarone (K.K. v. American Home Products, 99 L 6794, Cook County), resulting in a $10 million settlement
  • Coumadin® cases, including a $17.25 million recovery
  • Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) litigation against Pfizer Pharmaceutical

We were listed in the Best Lawyers in America® 2020 and we were named by Chicago Lawyer magazine’s Annual Settlement Survey the No. 1 Plaintiff’s Law Firm in Chicago for the past ten consecutive years. Hiring some firms is a leap of faith, but our success record and accolades mean that you can be confident when entrusting us with your legal matter.

Representing Plaintiffs In Mass Tort Litigation

Even if you were the only consumer harmed by a dangerous and defective product, you would still be within your rights to sue the company for negligence. However, dangerous pharmaceuticals and medical device often injure or kills thousands of victims. For this reason, these cases are often considered mass torts. A mass tort is when multiple plaintiffs pursue compensation against a single defendant responsible for an injury or damage, such as a corporation.

Although they share some similarities, mass torts are not the same as class action lawsuits. A class action requires that all plaintiffs share very similar harms, and each plaintiff has only a small say over the direction of litigation. By contrast, mass torts involve numerous lawsuits making similar allegations but giving each plaintiff control over the direction of the case. One of the main advantages of mass tort litigation is efficiency. Because we often represent many clients in cases against the same defendant(s), each of our clients benefits from our extensive research, document review and other case preparation efforts.

Take Advantage Of A Free Case Review – Contact Us Today

You likely have many questions and concerns right now, and that is perfectly understandable. We would be happy to answer all of your questions and address those concerns during a free initial consultation. Call our Chicago law office today at 312-210-8411 or simply send us an email.

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