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Mass Tort Lawyers After a Product or Drug Accident


Products intended to help consumers should not hurt them. Unfortunately, bad drugs and medical devices often do just that. With ever-relaxing FDA oversight, more defective products are finding their way to consumers. Intense competition causes manufacturers to rush products to market and frequently cut corners in a product’s design, testing, and regulatory product approval. That is why we are here for you. At Searcy Denney, our nationwide mass tort lawyers know how to uncover manufacturers’ dirty little secrets and hold them accountable when bad products hurt our clients. If you, a loved one, or a friend has been the victim of a bad drug or medical device, call us today. Our mass tort law firm is here to help. 


A “mass tort” occurs when a product hurts hundreds if not thousands of people in a similar way. Mass torts are no more than a bunch of individual personal injury, and product liability cases. Unlike in class action lawsuits, each injured victim in a mass tort has his or her own individual lawsuit. A good example would be thousands of victims affected by a defective, recalled hip implant. The devices are all the same, fail in a similar way and cause similar injuries to most affected victims. We frequently represent many clients who were hurt by the same product at the same time. This allows our mass tort litigation attorneys to gain a unique understanding of how a bad drug or medical device affects individuals.

Dangerous Medications and Defective Drugs

Prescription and over-the-counter drugs can restore quality of life, offer lifesaving cures, and extend the lives of millions. However, the drug market is highly profitable and incredibly competitive. The race to get the newest diabetes drug or birth control to market can result in life threatening consequences for consumers. If you, a loved one or friend has been the victim of a dangerous product or defective drug, contact us for a confidential, free consultation. When a bad drug hurts someone, they are likely not alone, and our mass tort attorneys can help them understand their rights.

Defective Medical Devices 

Medical devices are not always foolproof. Often cleared for market by the FDA applying less stringent criteria than for drugs, bad medical devices frequently hurt consumers. After decades of experience with personal injury claims, our legal team has developed a sixth sense for uncovering bad devices whose faulty technology has hurt consumers. New medical devices are being rushed to market, often “fast tracked” through an abbreviated FDA regulatory process known as 510(K). Manufacturers frequently bring a new product to market in a matter of months with little testing and no clinical trials. Lay people are shocked to learn that a new hip implant can be brought to market without ever implanting one in a human being.

Current Noteworthy Claim:


Exactech has recently issued two major recalls for its signature hip replacements and knee implants. Both fail due to polyethylene (plastic) parts that are degrading and oxidizing too fast. As a result, patients must undergo a premature, unnecessary revision surgery. Also known as poly wear disease, patients suffer death of soft tissue and bone when exposed to degrading polyethylene. The products are: Exactech Tuliant and Optetrak knee tibial trays and GXL Liners hip liners. Additionally, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning about the company’s Equinoxe Shoulder System joint replacement devices, noting that the company’s packaging of the device was “missing one of the oxygen barrier layers that protect the devices from oxidation, a chemical reaction with oxygen that can degrade plastic components over time. We encourage you to contact a personal injury attorney today to learn more about these mass tort lawsuits. 

Pharmaceutical Reactions

Medical professionals often use pharmaceuticals to help an individual in pain or who may be ill. Unfortunately, these synthetic drugs may not react well to the body, and may cause life threatening conditions such as Stevens Johnson Syndrome, heart attacks or other consequences – including death. If you have taken a drug which may have caused significant harm or hospitalized you or someone you love, contact us today.

Let A Florida Mass Tort Lawyer Be Your Voice After a Serious Injury

At Searcy Denney, we handle drug and medical device cases nationwide. If you have been the victim of someone else’s carelessness, call us today. Our firm’s 45 years of experience have been a powerful force in holding large corporations responsible for putting their profits over people. Our case results in total over $5.8 billion on behalf of thousands of American families and workers from around the country.

If you’ve taken a dangerous drug, received a defective medical device, or otherwise suffered a tragedy, then you need a team of experts on your side who not only have a successful track record but who also have extensive experience in similar types of legal matters, and as lead trial counsel. That’s Searcy Denney. We help those whose rights have been violated, fight to hold drug and device manufacturers accountable for their actions, and seek fairness and equality for anyone who has been injured by a defective product.

At Searcy Denney, our mass tort lawyers are passionate about justice and righting the wrongs caused by bad drugs, pharmaceuticals, and medical devices. Contact us today for our professional assistance with your legal issues.

The following are examples of our successful cases:

  • Alamo Rental Car
  • Allstate Insurance, Co.
  • American Home Products Corporation
  • American Medical International
  • Arthur Andersen
  • Arthur Young & Co.
  • Eli Lilly
  • Bankers Multiple Life Insurance Co.
  • Bausch & Lomb
  • Bayer Corporation
  • Pfizer
  • Boston Scientific
  • Stryker
  • Bridgestone/Firestone Tires, LLC
  • Bristol-Myers-Squibb, Co.
  • Zimmer
  • Burger King
  • BioMet
  • Centerpulse
  • Cessna
  • Coleman Company, Inc.
  • Colonial Penn Insurance
  • Columbia HCA
  • CSX Transportation
  • Daimler Chrysler Corp.
  • Delta Airlines
  • Wright Medical
  • Dow Corning Corporation
  • Eveready Battery, Co.
  • Federal Express
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Florida Department of Transportation
  • Florida East Coast Railway, Co.
  • Florida Power and Light
  • Ethicon
  • Ford Motor, Co.
  • Geico Casualty, Corp.
  • General Motors, Corp.
  • GMAC Insurance
  • Mercedes Benz
  • Good Year Tires
  • Great Harbour Cay Realty & Investment, Co.
  • Guidant Corporation
  • Halliburton
  • Honda Motor Co.
  • Hospital Corporation of America
  • Humana
  • Allergan
  • Phillips corp
  • Isuzu Motors Limited
  • Cooper Surgical
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Kmart, Corp.
  • Kraft Foods
  • LabCorp
  • DePuy Orthopedics
  • Monsanto
  • Smith and Nephew
  • Janssen
  • Medtronic, Inc.
  • Merck Sharp & Dohme, Corp.
  • Michelin Tires
  • Mitsubishi Motors
  • Morgan Stanley & Co., Inc.
  • Nissan Motors
  • North American Van Lines
  • Alcon
  • Orkin Exterminating, Inc.
  • Palm Beach Aviation
  • Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office
  • Pfizer, Inc.
  • Philip Morris USA
  • Pizza Hut
  • Prudential Securities
  • CVS
  • R.J. Reynolds Tobacco, Co.
  • Ranger Construction Industries, Inc.
  • Astra Zeneca
  • AbbVie
  • Teva
  • Shands Teaching Hospital
  • Amgen
  • State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance, Co.
  • Inc.
  • Tenet Healthcare, Corp.
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Toyota Motor, Corp.
  • U.S. Air
  • Baxter
  • Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals
  • UP
  • ValueJet
  • Walgreens
  • Boston Scientific
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Novartis
  • Fresenius Medical
  • Hoffmann-La Roche
  • Novartis Pharmaceuticals
  • Takeda

Do You Need Help Right Now? Our Mass Tort Lawyers Are Standing By

If you need help today and feel comfortable enough to take the first step by contacting our firm, we encourage you not to delay. Contact our mass tort law firm today. 

When you call, you will speak with our receptionist, and you can simply say you are calling for a free consultation on your matter. The reception desk will immediately connect you with a member of our team to help answer your questions. In just a few moments, you will begin receiving reliable answers to the questions you have. Please keep in mind there is no cost to speak with a lawyer, and there is no obligation to hire us should you decide not to pursue a lawsuit. Contact us today to get started.  Our offices are located in Tampa, West Palm, and Tallahassee but we accept clients in mass tort cases nationwide.  

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