|Practice Areas||Pharmaceutical Liability|
With the amazing progress in modern medicine, innovations in both drugs and medical devices have brought healing and comfort to millions across the country. Unfortunately, there have also been alarming stories of drugs and devices that harmed those who used them, and some of these instances have resulted in large classes of claimants seeking recovery from manufacturers. The large settlements and verdicts obtained in some of these cases have attracted organized and aggressive plaintiff’s lawyers constantly searching for new targets for litigation. Often product liability claims in this arena stem from questionable scientific assertions, and patients with pre existing conditions or comorbidities who become convinced that they have been harmed by the drug or device in suit.
The lawyers at Yates McLamb and Weyher, LLP have provided local counsel services to both drug companies and device manufacturers in a number of cases. We have assisted in obtaining removal of suits filed in state court, and in transferring cases into multi-district litigation. We have the local knowledge necessary to assess North Carolina jurisdictions as trial venues, and the medical expertise to explore comorbid and pre-existing conditions that can provide grounds for defense on specific causation and damages issues. We also have the staff and experience necessary to defend large, complex, and document intensive lawsuits.
We believe in providing efficient, effective representation, and we work to provide the very best service and advocacy for our clients and co-counsel.