Category Archives: Pharmaceutical Litigation and Products Liability Videos

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How Do You Identify Drug Injuries?

People harmed by defective drugs often have signature injuries caused by a specific medication. These are specific types of injuries that are only caused by the drugs. A lawyer can use this information to identify drug injuries and demonstrate that defective medication is to blame. In this video, attorney Patrick Montoya describes how lawsuits can help protect consumers from the harmful effects of off-label prescribing and defective drugs. Video Transcription Often times pharmaceutical injury cases have what’s called a “signature injury,” there’s a particular injury that is associated with the drug. For example, the Vioxx cases, Vioxx was a painkiller. But what they found with Vioxx was it caused heart attacks and strokes, and certain types of strokes, and certain types of heart attacks. So once the problem became studied, you started realizing the certain signature injuries that went along with that, and different products have different signature injuries. Another…
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Do Drug Companies Cut Corners to Boost Profits?

Drug companies may cut corners to boost profits at the expense of patient safety. In this video, attorney Patrick Montoya explains how pharmaceutical companies fund their own studies to hide dangers or inflate the effectiveness of their products. In many cases, the FDA buys into these studies because they are understaffed and underfunded. Video Transcription: What we see in the pharmaceutical industry is a push by the pharmaceutical companies to make money. Which is understandable. We live in a capitalist society and there’s nothing wrong with making money at all. But, with the amount of money that’s invested in the large pharmaceutical companies. Often times, they cut corners. What they like to do is commission studies for their drugs or for their medications. And they fund those studies. So, naturally those studies are often times they’re biased. Or, they’re just simply wrong. And what we find is, while the FDA…
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How Do I Know If a Defective Drug Caused an Injury?

If you suspect a defective drug caused an injury, get to a doctor or the emergency room at once. Then, when you are able, speak to a lawyer with experience representing people harmed or killed by dangerous medications. In this video, attorney Patrick Montoya offers an example of a drug that injured many of his clients, and why these types of injuries occur as a result of negligence by the pharmaceutical industry. Video Transcription: Often times, pharmaceutical injury cases have what’s called a signature injury. There’s a particular injury that is associated with the drug. For example, the Vioxx cases. Vioxx was a painkiller but what they found with Vioxx was it caused heart attacks and strokes, and certain types of strokes and certain types of heart attacks. So once the problem became studied, you started realizing there were certain signature injuries that went along with that. And different product…
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Is Homeopathy Dangerous? Problems with the Supplement Industry

The supplement, herbal remedy and homeopathy industry has become extremely popular in recent years. While some supplements may be helpful to people, others range from ineffective to dangerous. In this video, attorney Patrick Montoya explains the two main problems with the homeopathy and supplement industry. Video Transcription: Pharmaceutical litigation doesn’t only include those prescription drugs. Often times, we think of bad pharmaceuticals, we think of famous products that have gone wrong, like Fen-Phen for example, or Vioxx. But within the last 10 years, homeopathic medicines or natural herbs and remedies have become a fad, a fashion, a rage, and frankly they help a lot of people. But they are not regulated by the FDA. It’s kind of like the wild west out there in terms of supplements. So what you’re seeing is a lack of studies on things which can cause too many problems. One is fraud cases. We, you…
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What Does It Cost to Join the Takata Airbag Lawsuit?

It costs nothing to speak to an attorney about how to join the Takata airbag lawsuit. Owners of vehicles with defective Takata airbags have suffered catastrophic injuries and even lost their lives. Takata and the automakers involved with this issue must be held accountable for the pain and suffering their negligence has caused, which is what the Takata airbag lawsuit is aiming to accomplish. Video Transcription: If you’ve been in an accident and your airbag has failed, and it ruptured and expelled shrapnel and you’ve been injured as a result, you should absolutely see a lawyer. In these types of cases, plaintiff’s lawyers will consult with potential clients for free. They’ll do an analysis of the case for free. And they’ll tell the client; you have a case, you don’t have a case, this is the type of case I can handle, this is not the type of case I…
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Do I Have a Takata Airbag Claim?

If you’re in a car accident where the airbag malfunctioned, you should speak to an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. You may have a Takata airbag claim to pursue for damages. In this video, attorney Curt Miner explains the signs to look for and what you should do following an auto wreck or injury you believe occurred because of a defective Takata airbag. Colson Hicks Eidson partner Curt Miner was appointed Lead Counsel for Personal Injury Track in the nationwide Takata Airbag Product Liability Litigation. Video Transcription: If you’ve been in an accident and have suffered injuries that were caused by your airbag, then it all depends on the seriousness of your injuries, but you can recover compensation for any medical bills you had to pay. You can recover compensation for any time you missed from work. They pay you loss from not being able to go…
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