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Pharmaceutical drugs are designed to heal people who are suffering from a wide range of medical conditions and symptoms. Unfortunately, improperly designed or manufactured prescription drugs can cause serious injuries or even death. If you or a family member has been injured or hurt due to a dangerous drug, the experienced personal injury attorneys at Brown & Crouppen may be able to help you get the justice you deserve.

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Our firm has handled dangerous drug cases involving a wide range of pharmaceutical drugs and products such as:

Our experienced team of personal injury attorneys has helped thousands of clients nationwide receive damages in class action and product liability lawsuits involving defective and dangerous drugs. At Brown & Crouppen, we have the resources and knowledge to help you file a claim. Before you stop taking any current medications, make sure to talk with your doctor.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

WHAT IS THE LITIGATION PROCESS FOR A DANGEROUS DRUG OR DEVICE?

There are typically hundreds to thousands of individuals that may have been injured by a certain drug or device. Instead of filing these claims in many different courts all over the country, it is common for a Judicial Panel to form an MDL (Multidistrict Litigation) court in order to simplify and speed the process of these complex cases. This way, only one judge presides over the entire litigation and attorneys from all over the country can pool their resources and share expert witnesses.

After the court is formed, next is the pretrial stage, where the court will set pretrial orders informing the attorneys involved of the ground rules, deadlines, and procedures. After the pretrial stage is the discovery process, which is when each party obtains evidence from the other party.

Some cases will be selected to go to trial in what is known as a Bellwether trial. Bellwether trials are where a handful of cases are selected to be tried before a jury to assist the court and the parties in evaluating information and evidence, and evaluate future trends in a larger group of similar cases. These cases are then settled or tried, and the results are used to shape the process for addressing the remaining cases. Sometimes the defendant wants to settle the cases at that point, sometimes they decide to have additional trials. 

HOW LONG DO THESE CASES TYPICALLY TAKE?

It is difficult to predict how long these cases will take because each litigation is very complicated. Cases are first filed in the MDL court from all over the country. Each trial can take months to conclude. Typically, these types of cases take several years from beginning to end.   

WHAT HAPPENS IF I HAVE BEEN INJURED BY A DANGEROUS DRUG OR DEVICE?

First, you should call a trusted law firm that handles Mass Tort litigation. Your information will be reviewed by an attorney and they will determine if you may have a case or not. If so, your medical records are ordered and reviewed to make sure we have all your usage, injuries and treatment documented. The records serve as the documentation needed to support our claims of your injuries during litigation. Your claim is then filed into the court. Your case may or may not be chosen to go to trial in a Bellwether trial. 

IS THIS THE SAME AS A CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT?

No, while Mass Torts are similar to class action lawsuits in that it involves a large group of people going after the same defendants, the major difference is the way the plaintiffs are compensated, and the cases are filed. The plaintiffs’ claims are individualized due to the broad range of injuries and each lawsuit is filed separately rather than in a group. This ensures that everyone will receive a fair settlement based on their injuries.

Get a Free Case Evaluation from the Experienced Attorneys at Brown & Crouppen

Getting started is easy. You can call us at 800-536-4357 for a free consultation, or tell us about your case with our Free Case Review form. And remember, there’s no upfront cost to you — if you don’t get paid, we don’t get paid.


Do not stop taking a prescribed medication without first consulting your doctor. Discontinuing a prescribed medication without your doctor’s advice can result in injury or death.

Elmiron, Taxotere, Bydureon, Byetta, Januvia, Janumet, Onglyza, and Victoza remain approved by the United States Food and Drug administration.

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