Every year, thousands of Americans are injured or killed by defective products
approved for consumer use. The
United States Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that these incidents cost approximately $700 billion annually.
In 2009 our founding partner,
Benedict Morelli, won the largest vaccine verdict in U.S. history – a $22.5 million award for a man who contracted polio 30 years
earlier when changing his daughter's diaper after she was given a
live oral polio vaccine.
Mr. Morelli has also been involved in numerous large-scale pharmaceutical
litigations, or “mass torts,” against the manufacturers of
defective drugs such as Vioxx, Chantix and Avandia. Mr. Morelli was co-counsel
in the first Vioxx trial, which resulted in a $253,000,000.00 verdict
for the plaintiff. He also serves on the Plaintiffs' Steering Committees
in the Avandia litigation.
Protecting the Victims of Dangerous Medications
A high percentage of product liability incidents involve defective prescription
and over-the-counter drugs. Just because a drug is approved by the U.S.
Food and Drug Administration does not necessarily mean it’s completely
safe for use. According to data published by the U.S. Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention, about 350,000 individuals in the United States
died because of adverse drug reactions or interactions in 2006 alone.
Drug manufacturers, distributors, medical professionals, and pharmacists
are responsible for protecting patients from the serious repercussions
of unsafe medications. This is particularly true if the individual is
on several different medications that could interact in a negative way
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