Class Action Medical and Pharmaceutical Lawsuits

When a large number of people have been harmed by a particular product, company, or action, it is often more effective to file a class action against the defendant rather than multiple individual personal injury or wrongful death lawsuits.  A class action is a lawsuit in which a group of people collectively bring suit against a company.  Frequently, class action lawsuits involve pharmaceutical companies or medical manufacturers responsible for dangerous drugs or defective medical equipment or surgical devices.  This group litigation can be helpful when individual recovery would be too small to justify the cost and time of a personal injury suit, when plaintiffs reside in different states, in improving the efficiency of the legal process, in lowering the costs of litigation, in changing the behavior of the defendant, and in ensuring that all plaintiffs receive damage awards in limited fund cases. If you have been injured as a result of a defective drug or medical device, you may wish to pursue either a personal injury lawsuit or become involved in a class action.  Consulting an experienced class action lawyer in Oklahoma can help you determine which course of legal action may be most beneficial to you. Currently, a large number of medications, surgical implants, and medical devices are the subject of multiple class action lawsuits.  Current defective drug class actions include:

  • Accutane
  • Actos
  • Avandia
  • Fosamax
  • Lexapro
  • Meridia
  • Praxada
  • Propecia
  • Topamax
  • Vioxx
  • Yaz/Yasmin
  • Zoloft
  • Zyprexa
  • and more
Other medical class actions include:
  • Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft
  • Gynecare Vaginal Mesh
  • Avaulta Transvaginal Mesh
  • Stryker Hip Implants
  • Biomet M2A Magnum Hip Implants
  • Wright Conserve Hip Replacement
  • NuvaRing
  • Mirena
  • Ortho Evra Birth Control Patch
  • Shoulder Pain Pumps
  • and more.
Whenever the risks of a particular medical device or medication are minimized in an attempt to boost sales, or when a product or device's risks outweigh the benefits, the potential for recalls and litigation are great.  Of course, medical manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies are not the only ones subject to class action litigation.  Consumer fraud, unfair overdraft protection fees, force placed insurance, and more are all being scrutinized under class action suits against irresponsible or unethical businesses, lenders, and corporations. If you have a question about medical class action or other group litigation, contact us for a free evaluation of your case.  Call (405) 418-8888 for more information.