Dangerous Drugs in the News

"Whether we are taking on Vioxx, Fosamax, Avandia, Yaz, Actos, Zometa, it is exceedingly important to our ability to help people that we be able to form a united front of those who have been injured." — Jack Girardi

Girardi | Keese lawyer John 'Jack' Girardi is representing hundreds of individuals who took Zometa and Fosamax, which can cause a condition called dead jaw. Dead jaw occurs when the jawbone deteriorates to the point where it requires replacement. Fosamax is also believed to cause congestive heart failure.

Girardi | Keese lawyer Amy Fisch Solomon is representing hundreds of plaintiffs as co-lead counsel in mass-tort state and federal claims against Bayer Pharmaceuticals for its birth control medication Yaz. Yaz and Yasmin have caused blood clots, stroke and other side effects in women.

Attorney Jim O'Callahan represents plaintiffs in litigation against the maker of the diabetes drug Actos, Takeda Pharmaceuticals.  The drug has been shown to cause vision problems and bladder cancer as well as more common side effects such as upper respiratory infections and headaches.

California Lawyers Handling Drug Claims Throughout the United States

The Los Angeles law firm of Girardi | Keese is a nationwide leader in representing individuals who have been injured by prescription drugs and other medical devices. The firm's lawyers, led by Tom Girardi, have won billions of dollars in verdicts and settlements against the world's largest pharmaceutical manufacturers.

Girardi | Keese was instrumental in negotiating a $4.85 billion settlement with drug giant Merck over heart attacks and strokes caused by the drug Vioxx, which was prescribed as an anti-inflammatory to combat arthritis but ended up causing heart attacks and strokes.

Tom Girardi and Keith Griffin also recovered $240 million from GlaxoSmithKline over its Avandia drug, which was prescribed for type 2 diabetes, but caused heart attacks and strokes.

Girardi | Keese also recovered $894 million from Pfizer for its Bextra and Celebrex painkillers, which increased the risk of heart attacks and stroke.

The attorneys at Girardi | Keese are committed to aggressive advocacy in pursuit of compensation for individuals who were injured by dangerous drugs. The firm is expert at handling class actions and brings the resources necessary, including leading medical and scientific experts, to ensure consumers receive compensation when they are injured by pharmaceuticals and medical devices.

Check this page frequently to learn about developments in drug cases in California and throughout the United States or contact Girardi | Keese in Los Angeles at 213-977-0211 to discuss your legal issue with a lawyer. If you have questions about the status of a prescription drug lawsuit, call us.