Frequently Asked Questions

Lawsuits against Pharmaceutical Companies and Medical Device Manufacturers

An Experienced Attorney Responding to Frequently Asked Questions

Insurance companies, banks, pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers; if you have a legal claim against one of these entities, you need a formidable legal team on your side. Pharmaceutical companies and medical device corporations have armies of skilled attorneys and they are well-practiced in the art of defense. They have developed nearly impenetrable arguments and, drug companies especially, have created ingenious ways to fool people injured by their drugs. There are at least 6 ways that drug companies try to fool you. You need an ally who knows their tactics and will take the offensive against them while also being honest about what you should know about such lawsuits.

At the Law Offices of Ronald B. Laba, you will be represented by an attorney with nearly 30 years of experience challenging these companies: Roche, Eli Lilly, GlaxoSmithKline, Johnson & Johnson, Stryker, and others. Mr. Laba knows how to anticipate their arguments and successfully refute them. He has relationships with experts who may be most vital in building your case. He also works with a legal support team who are expert researchers and diligent investigators. Though no lawyer can claim to win every case, Mr. Laba’s clients have recovered nearly half-a-billion dollars in compensation. Call 800-490-2222 to have your questions answered in greater detail, but below is an overview of many of the most frequent concerns our clients have.

Are there any up-front fees or Costs and how do the Lawyers get Paid?

Since all cases are taken on a contingency fee basis there are no fees or costs of any kind unless we obtain a satisfactory settlement that is approved by you in advance. We only get paid if we are successful and you get paid. Thus, if we take your case, you can have peace of mind knowing that we have a reasonable expectation of success. Contact us for more information about our fees.

Do I have a Case Against a Drug Company or Medical Device Manufacturer?

The details of your case must be shared with a highly experienced attorney to make this determination. Only after gathering extensive detail about you or a loved one’s circumstance can we determine your next legal steps. We have helped thousands of people file claims against drug companies and medical device manufacturers. If you have a strong case for compensation we will use all of our resources and experience to fight for justice on your behalf.

What are the first Steps in a Lawsuit Against a Defective Drug or Medical Device Manufacturer?

After you have contacted us and we have agreed to represent you, we will order your medical and/or pharmaceutical records from the appropriate health care provider. This will help us determine the specific dates you used the medication in question or relied upon the medical device. Also, if you are unsure which medical device was used to treat you, we will gather the necessary information to obtain these details. We will also learn more about your medical condition and related injuries that the drug company or device manufacturer may use to discredit your claim.

Once we obtain the appropriate records and demonstrate the necessary elements of the case criteria, a claim will then be made against the manufacturer of the prescription drug or medical device. We will proceed with an individual lawsuit or mass tort action. We do not handle class action lawsuits. Call us to find out why a mass tort may be better for your circumstances: 800-490-2222.

Do I Need to Obtain and Collect my own Medical Records?

No, we will do that for you.  All you will need to do is provide us with an authorization allowing us obtain records on your behalf and a list of your pharmacies and medical providers.

Is my Doctor or Hospital Going to be Sued?

No. Because we believe fault lies exclusively with the manufacturer of the product, we will not be bringing claims against any doctors, hospitals or other health care providers.

Is this a class action?

No.  We do not favor class actions for our injured clients. A class action is essentially a large group of plaintiffs, known collectively as “the class.” This means that all members of the class are treated as one plaintiff, not separately. All members will obtain the same compensation if the action is successful.

Instead, we file cases individually or in a mass tort action. Clients still achieve strength in numbers by joining together against a common defendant but they do not lose their right to be treated as individuals. This is important because every case is different and each person’s own set of facts and circumstances needs to be taken into account in order to understand the true nature and extent of their damages.

How long will this Lawsuit take?

There is no set answer to this question. The amount of time litigation will take is different in every circumstance. Some cases can take a relatively short period of time to be resolved while other more complicated cases can take longer.  It is best to discuss the specifics of your case and how much time it may take by contacting us.

Will I Have to go to Court?

Probably not. The vast majority of these cases are resolved without the individual claimant ever having to go to court. Many cases are settled outside of court after thorough negotiations with the team of attorneys fighting on your behalf. When you have the Law Offices of Ronald B. Laba on your side, we will keep you informed about developments regarding your case and we will always be available to answer your questions and alleviate your concerns. We will handle each and every detail of your case so that you can concentrate on what is most important: recovering from injuries that were caused by a defective drug or medical device.

Call 800-490-2222 for detailed answers to all of your question and knowledgeable advice.

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