Nationwide Pharmaceutical Litigation
Pharmaceutical Injuries Are Common in the United States
America has a major drug problem and it is not limited to street drugs such as meth, cocaine and heroin. For every person in the United States who uses illicit drugs, there are many more who take one or more prescription medications to treat various types of physical or emotional problems. In 1998 it was reported that approximately 2,216,000 Americans were harmed by adverse drug events (ADEs) each year. It has been estimated that the number of deaths caused by these ADEs could be as high as 106,000 annually. When this happens it may be possible to recover financial compensation by filing a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit against the drug manufacturer if it can be established that there is, in fact, liability in the form of negligence, a failure to warn, a design defect or other form of legal liability.
Helping Victims of Dangerous Drugs and Defective Medical Products
If you have suffered an injury or lost a family member as a result of the use of a dangerous prescription drug or a defective medical device, contact the pharmaceutical litigation team at Restaino Law. With more than 30 years of collective experience, the trial attorneys at Restaino Law have a proven track record of success in pharmaceutical liability litigation, helping individual patients and surviving family members pursue compensation for the losses they have suffered.
Why Choose Restaino Law
Recognized as being among the leaders in the field of pharmaceutical liability litigation, the firm's attorneys are known for their ability to rapidly develop an incisive and comprehensive understanding of the medical science involved in any given case. They then translate this understanding into plain English that a jury can understand, making it possible to present an informative and compelling argument on behalf of their client.
The founding partner of Restaino Law, Dr. John M. Restaino, Jr., practiced surgery of the foot and ankle for 10 years prior to beginning the practice of law in 1991. In addition, recognizing the importance of epidemiology and pharmacoepidemiology to pharmaceutical litigation he went on to earn a Masters in Public Health from the Department of Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, the number one school of public health in the country. In addition, Dr. Restaino has been included among the top 5 percent of attorneys across the country recognized by Super Lawyers® for legal excellence each year to, and including, 2013.
The managing partner of Restaino Law, Lori Siler Restaino, began her practice of law in Houston, Tx developing the pharmaceutical litigation branch for the firm for whom she worked. Lori Restaino is active in several of the national pharmaceutical litigations including the developing Lipitor litigation with the association of Lipitor to the development of diabetes in women.
The firm's attorneys are also active members of a number of different professional organizations, including:
- The Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
- American Association of Justice
- California State Bar
- National Trial Lawyers Association
- Best Lawyers
- Top Lawyers of America
- Texas Trial Lawyers Association
- International Society of Pharmacoepidemiology
Large-Firm Results, Small-Firm Service
People who come to the firm for legal help receive personalized service at every stage of their case. We do not engage in class-action pharmaceutical liability litigation but instead, focus on single, individual lawsuits sometimes coordinated as a 'mass tort' in order to achieve maximum efficiency. In this way, we are better prepared to effectively litigate cases where we fight to hold Big Pharma accountable for negligently causing injury to patients. The firm only takes on cases that we believe we can win, and we evaluate each case on its own merits. Whether it involves a drug that has caused injury to one person or to hundreds, the lawyers at the Restaino Law Firm weigh the strengths and weaknesses of people's claims in order to determine each client's prospects of obtaining a settlement or victory.
Holding Drug Manufacturers Accountable Nationwide
The firm handles a wide variety of different types of claims involving pharmaceutical injuries and medical device defects. Currently, the firm's attorneys are working on claims including bladder cancer caused by the diabetes drug Actos®; pancreatic cancer cases caused by the diabetes drugs Byetta®, Januvia® and Victoza®; new cases of diabetes in women taking the cholesterol drug Lipitor®; cases of gastrointestinal and cerebral hemorrhage caused by the anticoagulant Pradaxa®; birth defects caused by selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressants including Zoloft® and the migraine/epilepsy drug Topamax®. In addition, the lawyers at Restaino Law are also involved in the representation of cases involving the DePuy ASR™ and Pinnacle® hip replacements, diacetyl-induced 'popcorn lung', the intrauterine birth control device Mirena®, the birth control pills Yaz® and Yasmin®, and various brands of transvaginal mesh.
Contact a Pharmaceutical Liability Attorney Now
Whether it is a tort claim filed by an individual patient or a 'qui tam lawsuit' filed by a whistle-blower, the firm's trial attorneys are prepared to go the distance and fight for the financial compensation that the client deserves. Depending on the circumstances of the case, it may be possible to recover monetary damages for present and future medical expenses, lost income and reduced earning power, and even for pain, suffering and emotional distress or loss of companionship. To find out whether you have grounds to sue and to learn how much your case may be worth, contact the firm now for an initial consultation.