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Consumer Safety Case Studies

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Consumer Safety Case Studies

ConsumerSafety.Law, sponsored by the national plaintiffs’ law firm Simmons Hanly Conroy, helps consumers injured by a company’s defective drug or product by helping them enforce their legal rights.

Even if you’re not interested in filing a lawsuit, our team believes that helping consumers understand on-going litigation involving current or recalled products provides valuable information. Forewarned consumers can then protect themselves and their families by making informed choices about the products, devices and drugs they use in their everyday lives.

Browse the case studies below to learn more about the stories of ordinary consumers confronted with extraordinary circumstances caused by dangerous drugs, defective goods, environmental negligence or the wrong-doing of others.

CLASS ACTIONS

DePuy’s Pinnacle Hip Implants

A Texas jury awarded six patients a $502 million verdict for their injuries suffered from the Pinnacle hip implant device, made by DePuy, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson. Simmons Hanly Conroy presented evidence during the 37-day trial showing DePuy and J&J knew about the device’s unacceptable rate of failure, but paid millions in kickbacks to doctors to skew the research data.

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DANGEROUS DRUGS AND DEVICES

Topamax

A Pennsylvania jury awarded a $3 million verdict to the family of a child born with bilateral cleft palate and lip. Simmons Hanly Conroy attorneys presented evidence during trial that showed Janssen Pharmaceuticals failed to warn consumers about the increased risk of birth defects of Topamax when the migraine medicine was taken during pregnancy.

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ENVIRONMENTAL LITIGATION

Bridgeton Landfill

In 2010, the Bridgeton Sanitary Landfill became the site of a subterranean fire and the source of harmful air emissions, including benzene and hydrogen sulfide. Simmons Hanly Conroy attorneys filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of 600 residents affected by the noxious odors, prompting a $6.8 million dollar settlement with Republic Services, Inc, the owner of the landfill and one of the largest waste management companies in the country.

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PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION

Wrongful Death

A confidential settlement was reached just before trial in a wrongful death lawsuit concerning the death of 42-year-old Anthony “Todd” Burkey while being restrained by three security guards in a hospital emergency room. Two of the guards were indicted by a grand jury for involuntary manslaughter. While no amount of money can ever replace the loss of a loved one, Simmons Hanly Conroy helped the family secure justice in memory of their father and husband.

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Past Litigation Experience

Our ConsumerSafety.Law advocates have the resources and experience necessary to litigate complex cases against larger companies that have harmed consumers. Our team has successfully litigated and resolved thousands of cases on behalf of individuals, families and community. Below is a short sampling of our resolved past cases.

  • Drugs & Devices

  • Actos
  • Chantix
  • Depakote
  • Fentanyl
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Pradaxa
  • Vioxx
  • Yaz
  • Zyprexa
  • Environmental Litigation

  • BP Deepwater Horizon Litigation
  • Missouri Landfill Pollution Case
  • Consumer Protection & Class Actions

  • Toyota Unintended Acceleration
  • September 11 MDL
  • OxyContin MDL
  • Sexual Abuse in Institutions

  • Haiti Sex Abuse Case

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