Pharmaceutical & Medical Injury

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Pharmaceutical & Medical Injury

We seek justice for those hurt by unsafe drugs and medical products.

Whether it’s one victim or multiple victims, Kreindler & Kreindler has a successful record of prosecuting cases in which an individual has been seriously injured by an over-the-counter medication, prescription drug, or medical-related device. Kreindler will investigate the claim and prepare for trial - focused on our goal of achieving the highest possible recovery for our client.

Often though, hundreds or even thousands of patients suffer from the same defective medication or device, and in those cases, a mass tort lawsuit or multi-district litigation may be formed. In many of these cases, Kreindler attorneys pay a significant role in the investigation, discovery, and case development process. 

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Major tort cases may involve many law firms.

Judges often choose a Kreindler Partner to leadership positions on mass tort and MDL cases. Recently, Partner Anthony Tarricone served as Chair of the Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee in the $250 million Fresenius Granuflo product liability case.

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Fresenius Granuflo Dialysis Settlement

Successful Settlement of Claims Relating to GranuFlo NaturaLyte Litigation.

A New York Times article written by Andrew Pollock discusses the settlement made by Fresenius Medical Care, the world’s largest provider of kidney dialysis equipment and services. The agreement to pay $250 million will settle thousands of lawsuits.

The FDA ordered a Class 1 recall of Fresenius’ Naturalyte liquid and Granuflo dry acid concentrate due to extreme heart attack risk. 

Kreindler worked on behalf of patients and families injured after being administered Fresenius’ Naturalyte liquid and GranuFlo dry acid concentrate during dialysis. 

Benefits and Hazards of Medical Technology

Medical advances have saved lives and provided pain relief to millions of Americans. Unfortunately, the rush to remain competitive has caused some pharmaceutical and medical device companies to release new products before taking adequate safety measures to protect the public.

Although manufacturers are expected to carefully test all new pharmaceuticals and medical devices for side effects before they’re released, there may be hidden risks, especially for certain ‘off-label’ uses. Some products have been marketed, without warnings, despite problems that their makers were aware of. Also, product documentation can be dangerously unclear.

Pharmaceutical manufacturers and medical device companies are constantly releasing new products promising big results for nearly every type of medical condition. When a defective drug causes serious illness or injury, Kreindler can help.

New York Law of Torts

Kreindler's New York Law of Torts Treatise

Kreindler has literally written the book on New York tort law. Our partners wrote and edit this well-regarded industry treatise in which veteran litigators from Kreindler analyze torts involving individuals, companies, joint tortfeasors, family members, and government.

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The Firm Other Lawyers Look To

Our partners have authored numerous highly acclaimed books, articles, and treatises, including the New York Law of Torts, and the leading treatise in the aviation litigation field, Aviation Accident Law. Members of the firm have been appointed by courts around the country to committee leadership positions representing plaintiffs in numerous disaster cases. 

Our attorneys have litigated tort cases in all fifty states and several foreign countries. The firm has a long history of representing plaintiffs in complex personal injury cases with a special emphasis on multi-jurisdictional issues involving choice-of-law on liability and damages. The firm has handled numerous complex medical and pharmaceutical cases around the country that focused on issues of causation and etiology of injury. 

Attorneys Working for You

If you or your loved one’s condition worsened after using a medical device or pharmaceutical drug, you may be able to recover compensation for the damages you have endured. Pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers devote a substantial amount of money to fight claims. Kreindler has the resources to prove fault and take on large pharmaceutical companies.

Pharmaceutical companies are responsible to fully test prescription drugs to ensure they are safe for their intended use, well before they are ever marketed to consumers. Any known safety hazards must be clearly disclosed to consumers. 

If you or your loved one’s life was put at risk after using a pharmaceutical drug, we will conduct a thorough investigation. Kreindler has extensive experience handling lawsuits for victims of defective products

We know how to prove fault against manufacturers of dangerous drugs and have investigated the following:

  • Actos
  • Chantix
  • Granuflo
  • Naturalyte
  • Accutane
  • Paxil and Avandia 
  • Fosamax
  • Yaz/Yasmin
  • Reglan
  • Fen-Phen
  • Vioxx
  • Zofran

Defective pharmaceutical drugs can lead to permanent and life-threatening injuries. You deserve to be compensated for the damages you have endured. We can consult your doctor in pursuit of a full financial recovery for any medical-related expenses, lost wages, pain, and suffering stemming from their negligent actions.

Seeking a Full Financial Recovery for Medical Device Failures

Medical advances have led to new technologies that have saved lives and provided pain relief to millions of Americans. Unfortunately, the rush to remain competitive has caused some medical device companies to release new products before taking adequate safety measures to protect the public.

If you believe you or your loved one’s life was put at risk because of a faulty medical device, entrust Kreindler to protect your rights. 

We Know How to Prepare Cases Against Manufacturers for Developing Unsafe Medical Products.

We consult medical experts, engineers, and safety experts when conducting thorough investigations. We can advise you if a manufacturer can be held liable for failing to take proper safety precautions.

Kreindler has the experience and financial resources to take on deep-pocketed pharmaceutical companies.

Referring Counsel: Let’s Discuss Your Client’s Case 

Kreindler regularly partners with attorneys who already have a relationship with the victim or their family. If there is an award we share our fee while allowing referring attorneys to be as involved as is appropriate. 

Lawyers unfamiliar with the complex challenges of pharmaceutical and medical injury law may miss key issues, and therefore opportunities to secure and maximize compensation. We have the resources to dig deep and challenge even large international companies in court. 

Kreindler Attorneys Here to Answer Your Questions

Having helped so many others, we really do understand the impact a pharmaceutical or medical injury can have on your family and your life. Sadly, what has been done cannot be undone. However, we are here to help you achieve a sense of closure, justice, and financial security to help you move on following a tragedy. 

Call today 800.331.2782 or fill out our contact form.