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Feldman & Morgado PA is a leading full-service Florida based law firm. With offices in Tampa, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Naples, and Ocala, we represent clients faced with high-stakes legal challenges.

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Medical Negligence Blog Post

Class Action Lawsuits Can Make a Difference

Any time an individual brings a lawsuit against a corporation after being seriously injured because of a defective product or negligent behavior, it is a David-and-Goliath situation. Large corporations always have more resources. However, when a hundred or more people join forces, they can often present a stronger, more convincing case, which is why a class action lawsuit can be an effective legal strategy.

Injury-related class action suits often involve the following:

  • Defective medical device or product
  • Dangerous pharmaceutical product
  • Negligent or misleading advertising

An example of a medical device with a manufacturing flaw is the Guidant Defibrillator, a device implanted in the chests of patients with an irregular heartbeat. In 2002, the manufacturer discovered an electrical flaw that could short-circuit — and the unexpected death of the patient. They fixed the problem, but patients filed a class action suit claiming that the company continued to implant defective devices in the months before they remedied the situation.

The class action lawsuits against the pain-reliever Vioxx were based on claims that the manufacturer, Merck, withheld evidence about dangerous side effects, including a high risk of heart attack and stroke.  Merck also had an aggressive campaign to pressure doctors to use this drug. It was taken off the market in 2004.

Feldman & Morgado is currently arranging a class action lawsuit against Merck, for failure to warn about dangerous side effects related to their asthma medication, Singulair. We encourage you to get in touch with us if a teenager in your family suffered from depression or became suicidal after taking this drug.

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