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Litigation Against Pharmaceutical Companies

Your Pharmaceutical Litigation Attorneys

Pictured: Brenda Fulmer & Cal Warriner, Shareholders leading our firm’s Mass Tort division.

Searcy, Denney, Scarola, Barnhart & Shipley, P.A. is a premier medical products liability law firm founded more than 30 years ago to protect consumers from unsafe and even lethal medical devices and dangerous drugs.

Our litigation team represents injured patients and their families throughout the United States in claims against the multi-billion dollar “Big Pharma” companies and medical device manufacturers.

Our lawyers reside on leadership boards, and are known as the “go-to” lawyers when a defective product or dangerous drugs side effects may harm an unwary victim.

Together with the resources of the firm and more than $1 billion in recoveries, we aggressively pursue the corporations responsible for serious injuries and fatalities caused by dangerous medical products.

If you or someone you know has potentially been injured by a defective pharmaceutical drug or medical device, we encourage you to take the first step in protecting your legal rights, but contacting our firm for a free consultation by clicking here.


Actos is used to control blood sugar levels in diabetic patients.  Recent research has shown the drug increases risks of bladder cancer, heart failure, liver failure, edema, blindness, stroke, hypoglycemia, bone fractures and unintended pregnancy.  The FDA is currently reviewing studies conducted by Takeda Pharmaceuticals and Eli Lilly & Company into the drug’s connection to increased bladder cancer risks.  The FDA has already required several labeling warnings, including the highest-level boxed warning.

Osteoporosis Drugs

Bisphosphonates is a class of drug used to prevent and to treat osteoporosis.  Bisphosphonates-containing osteoporosis drugs slow the depletion of bone matter to increase bone density and strength. The medication is supposed to delay onset of bone loss and to decrease risks of fractures in patients already afflicted with bone fragility and weakness. However, bisphosphonates have proven to be worse than the underlying osteoporosis in many cases.

Our pharmaceutical law firm has recently filed numerous claims pertaining to unusual thighbone fractures in patients who took bisphosphonates-containing medications.  We also regularly handle cases involving other bisphosphonates-related health complications, such as osteonecrosis of the jaw, musculoskeletal pain, eye inflammation, esophageal cancer, kidney impairment and irregular heartbeat.


Pradaxa is a blood-thinner used to treat atrial fibrillation.  Initially marketed as the more convenient option over the commonly used warfarin, Pradaxa also turned out to be significantly more dangerous.  Patients taking the defective pharmaceutical suffered internal bleeding and hemorrhaging, often after sustaining minor injuries that would have otherwise been easily treatable.  Doctors often could do nothing to stop the bleeding even in patients who received immediate, appropriate medical care because known coagulation treatments, such as vitamin K injections, do not work when Pradaxa is present.

Despite the high numbers of deaths and permanent injuries, Pradaxa remains on the market in the United States.


Released in 1998, Viagra became the hottest new drugs in history, but unfortunately, many men were not aware that it increased their risk of developing melanoma, one of the most deadly forms of skin cancer.

The risk of developing melanoma is the latest safety issue to be associated with ingestion of Viagra. Many patients and their doctors are unaware of this link, which has been documented in several independent medical studies, but still requires further evaluations.


With more than 15,000 lawsuits filed as of May of 2017, Xarelto still is being sold in the United States and thousands are suffering each year. Xarelto, like Pradaxa, is part of the “new” age of blood thinners marketed and used to be more convenient than Warfarin, a blood thinning drug introduced in the late 1950’s. Unlike Warfarin, Xarelto (and Pradaxa) may cause uncontrollable bleeding which can result in extended hospitalization or even death.

If you or someone you love has used Xarelto and suffered from a severe side effect, including death, our attorney can help answer your questions in a confidential consultation.


If you took Zofran during your pregnancy, and your baby was born with birth defects, including heart defects, the drug makers could be to blame. Zofran was marketed illegally to mothers by GlakoSmithKline, and hundreds of parents have now filed lawsuits against the manufacturer.

Contact our firm if you are the parent of a child who has suffered a birth defect while taking Zofran during pregnancy.

Have a Confidential Conversation with a Lawyer

Like most who contact our firm, you have questions and are in search of answers. Our firm can provide a 100% free and confidential consultation to help you understand your options, and what we can do to help. We may also discuss how you can recover damages from the drug company responsible for your injuries.

Call Searcy Denney at (800) 780-8607 or contact our firm online to schedule a complimentary assessment of your defective drug claim.

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"Without question, a tier one law firm! I have been extremely pleased with the quality of service and their attention to detail. Everyone has been extraordinarily kind and professional. I highly recommend this fine organization!"
Posted By: Bud Wilder