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Dangerous Drugs and Medical Devices


Standing up for victims of dangerous drugs and medical devices

Dangerous Drugs and Medical Device Lawyers in Maine

Every day, millions of people in the U.S. rely on prescription drugs and medical devices to treat illness and injury, and to improve the quality of their lives. Unfortunately, not all of these products are safe. Companies sometimes place dangerous drugs and medical devices on the market without adequate testing, safeguards, or warnings. Some of these cases are well publicized, while many others never make the headlines, but cause just as much pain to the people whose lives are affected.

When companies take shortcuts and fail to put safety first, consumers suffer the consequences.

If you have been harmed by a dangerous drug or a defective medical device, we are prepared to stand up for you and your family. Our team of experienced lawyers will hold these companies accountable and make sure you receive full compensation for the harm done to you.

See our article discussing some of the most common mass tort FAQs we receive.

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For dangerous drug and medical device lawsuits, talk with a local Maine law firm you can trust

Berman & Simmons has been representing plaintiffs in personal injury, medical malpractice, and other serious injury cases for more than 100 years.

We’re proud to be the trusted firm in Maine for people who have been seriously injured, and families that have suffered losses, through no fault of their own. We are recognized as the best personal injury and medical malpractice law firm in Maine and among the best in the U.S. We have obtained several of the largest jury verdicts in Maine history, and we have recovered $1 billion for our injured clients.

Dangerous medical devices: Defects and recalls are widespread in the U.S.

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With advancements in medical technology, more people than ever need medical devices to help treat injury and disease and maintain their quality of life. Despite these breakthroughs, these products are sometimes dangerous to the patients they are supposed to help.

Dangerous drugs: A troubled history of recalls, warnings, and big profits

Medications are supposed to help you feel better. Unfortunately, drug companies may place a drug on the market without sufficient research and monitoring procedures. They may not properly warn patients and physicians about the dangerous risks and side effects of their drugs.

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Dangerous Drugs and Medical Device FAQs

  • What do I prepare for the first call or meeting with you?

    For your first meeting with us, simply tell us your story and explain in your own words what happened and how your life has been affected. If you're meeting with us in person, you can bring notes about what happened to you, driver insurance information, names of any witnesses, photos of the accident damages or injuries, medical records, and other related paperwork if you have it and if it's applicable, but that information isn't necessary. Really all you need to do is be yourself, speak with us honestly, and be willing to tackle your problems with us.

    Initial conversations between potential clients and our staff members are often done over the phone. Rest assured that everything we discuss is confidential and protected under law.

  • How much will a lawyer cost me?

    The lawyers at Berman & Simmons work on a contingency basis. That means you pay nothing up front and nothing unless we settle or win your case. We will consult with you, evaluate your situation, and do initial research free of charge. This is true even if we decide you don’t have a valid claim. We will also cover all necessary case expenses and you will not be obligated to reimburse us until and unless we recover monies on your behalf. if we do take your case and win a settlement or a jury verdict in your favor, a percentage of the compensation goes to pay for our costs and the work done by our legal team.

  • How will you know know if I have a case?

    To pursue a case, we will need to prove that you suffered a substantial personal injury and the injury was directly caused by the negligence of another party. A bad result alone is not enough to establish negligence. We let you know upfront if we are able to move forward with the legal process, or if we don’t think you have a case. Generally, we will know if you have a case after our first phone call or meeting.

    If we believe you have a valid claim and decide to move forward with litigation, our attorneys and staff will then take it from there and do everything else that needs to be done, including obtaining and reviewing records relevant to your case, such as accident reports and other law enforcement documents, employer records, medical records, and other information.

  • How long will it take to resolve my case?

    Every case is different, and there is no way to predict how long it will take for your case to be resolved. Some cases end in a matter of months, while the most complex and challenging cases, such as a medical malpractice case, can span several years. The vast majority of cases, however, are resolved before a trial and usually within a year.

    The goal is to make sure you receive fair compensation for your injuries, no matter how long it takes whether that comes in the form of a pre-trial settlement, or with a jury verdict in your favor.

  • How much is my case worth?

    There are many factors that need to be considered when determining the value of your case. Every case is unique and it takes a team effort — including your attorney, staff researchers, and outside experts — to determine the extent of your damages and how much your case is worth. There are two types of damages for which you could receive compensation: Economic and non-economic.

    If your case goes to trial and a jury agrees you deserve compensation, the jury members will decide how much the money you should receive for each category of damages.

A Law Firm That Listens

At Berman & Simmons we treat you as a person, not a case number. We take pride in providing the highest level of legal representation, while maintaining the personal, one-on-one customer service you expect in Maine.

We understand the challenges you face. We realize that beyond the physical struggles, the emotional and financial impacts can be overwhelming.

Our lawyers and staff members take the time to listen to you, understand your concerns, and come up with solutions that can make your life better.

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Drug and medical device manufacturers must meet legal obligations

When corporations fail to satisfy any of these or other requirements, they can be held legally responsible to the people they hurt. Dangerous drug and medical device lawsuits involve complex legal and medical issues, and they are expensive to pursue. At Berman & Simmons, our attorneys are extremely knowledgeable in both the legal and medical aspects of your case, and we have the resources to take on any opponent.

The companies that make prescription drugs and medical devices have a legal responsibility to ensure their products are safe and must:

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    Conduct adequate clinical trials and another testing as required by the FDA.

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    Clearly explain the risks and benefits of their products to healthcare providers and consumers.

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    Continue to test their products for safety.