Pharmaceutical Litigation

Fighting nationwide against unsafe drugs

Pharmaceutical and medical device companies have manufactured and distributed prescription drugs, over-the-counter drugs, and medical devices that have sometimes caused damaging side effects. These injuries, which can happen to one person or to large numbers of people, range from mild side effects to extremely severe injuries and death.

When this happens due to negligence or carelessness, there may be grounds to bring a lawsuit. Powell & Majestro P.L.L.C. can evaluate probability of a lawsuit's success. When the same types of injuries have happened to many people due to the same product, Powell & Majestro P.L.L.C. can initiate a class action suit on behalf of all the injured parties.

Complex regulations require knowledgeable attorneys

The rules for bringing a lawsuit for a harmful drug or medical device are extremely complex. Federal, state, and international regulations are often part of the approval or sale of the drug or device.

The Food and Drug Administration must approve a drug before it can be sold in the United States. An approved drug may be subject to a warning or recall. That is why it is critical to hire a firm of the caliber of Powell & Majestro P.L.L.C. We have the capability and knowledge to untangle the regulatory issues and sue behemoth drug companies on behalf of the injured parties. The success or failure of your lawsuit depends on this experience.

Drugs and devices fail for many reasons

Among other causes, some of these cases against drug or device manufacturers arise because-

  • The drug did not work for the purpose it was intended
  • The pharmaceutical company failed to distribute adequate information about the safety of the drug
  • The drug label did not contain proper information about how it should be administered
  • The pharmaceutical company recommended an incorrect dosage
  • The FDA recalled the drug due to its dangerous nature
  • The drug was prescribed for an off-label use

Class action certification

The attorneys at Powell & Majestro P.L.L.C. have taken the lead in class action litigation as well as helped clients join existing class action litigation. In either case, we make sure our clients get treated fairly. Our attorneys bring pharmaceutical companies to justice on a nationwide or multidistrict scale. A federal class action lawsuit proceeds with a formal certification from the federal courts. Powell & Majestro P.L.L.C. knows how to get your case certified and how to qualify for all of the special prerequisites that must be satisfied.

Cutting-edge. Hard-working. Client-focused.

What other firms see as problems, we see as challenges. We work hard to formulate unique legal strategies for your case. Call our Charleston, WV lawyers today, toll free, at (800) 290.ATTY (2889) or contact Powell & Majestro P.L.L.C. online to schedule an initial consultation.