DANGEROUS DRUGS

DANGEROUS DRUGS & MEDICAL DEVICES

No one can, reasonably, deny the fact that thousands of dedicated scientists, researchers and developers work hard to find cures for many diseases, which affect the quality of our lives. However, there are also many highly dangerous drugs in the stream of commerce, which cause grave injuries to millions, every year; tens of thousands of them fatal.

The main reason for this pandemic problem is the Big Pharmaceutical Corporations insatiable greed for Power and Profit.

The good news is that those injured by dangerous drugs may be able to bring products liability lawsuits against pharmaceutical corporations that put profits before people’s health.

Pharmaceutical Corporations manufacture and market thousands of new or re-labeled drugs, every year. Most of them are approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) before they reach their consumers. Yet, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), pharmaceutical drugs kill over 40,000 people, every year. In other words, preventable prescription drug deaths outnumber traffic accident fatalities in the United States.

Moreover, according to viable studies, most drugs need about 12 months after release to show their dangerous propensities. This means that many drugs are rushed to the marketplace without reasonable assessments of their side effects. Worst yet, some drugs are marketed even after evidence of their serious risks, including preventable deaths, have been documented.

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Here at Chosen Lawyers, we believe, everyone, including the Big Pharma Corporations must comply with their Duty of Good Faith and Fair Dealings. When they brazenly deviate from such ethical and legal obligations, they must be held accountable criminally and civilly for their wrongdoings. That is because, we believe, no one should be above the law.

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If you’ve been harmed by any pharmaceutical drugs or devices, you may be entitled to compensation. For a FREE and CONFIDENTIAL case evaluation, please click HERE .

You have the right to turn your wrongfully caused pain into a legally earned gain! Exercise this valuable right, right away or you may lose it to the ticking time-bombs called: The Statute of Limitation; Loss of Evidence; Disappearance of Witnesses, and so on. Remember, you pay nothing out of your pocket and your Chosen Lawyer will be compensated only if You WIN!

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Pharmaceutical Corporations are Big Entities created for Profit. Recalling drugs or withdrawing them from the marketplace is an expense and not a profit. Yet every year numerous drugs and medical devices are pulled off the shelves. Why?

Generally, withdrawal decisions are about profit and losses to the pharmaceuticals. These corporations may conclude that due to fierce competition their revenues no longer justify their productions; or the cost of dealing with liability lawsuits outweighs their profit potentials.

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Today, pharmaceutical corporations invest billions of dollars on their army of lobbyists in American Halls of Power in Washington and every other state in the Union. Their mercenary Power-Lawyers together with their Political Cronies do whatever they can to deregulate the Pharmaceutical Industry, which already enables them to get away with murder.

In addition, the United States Government hands out billions of dollars in tax credits to these giant Pharma Corporations for doing research and development that they should conduct, at their own costs.

No wonder why, the Pharma Industry can afford to spend about $ 3,500,000,000.00 (Three and Half Billion Dollars) on advertising to doctors and consumers, every year; rather than investing on much needed research and development to make their drugs more affordable, less dangerous and effective.

Of course, they parlay all their expensive marketing costs and political donations to the drugs that they sell to the people. This is why, the price of drugs, in the United States is much higher than the rest of the world, despite all the governmental research and development tax credits. For instance, drugs such as Sovaldi, which is prescribed for treating Hepatitis C, costs the American Consumers a whopping $84,000 (Eighty-Four Thousand Dollars) for a full course of treatment or $1,000 a pill! The same drug treatment would cost a patient in Egypt about $900 for the entire course of treatment.

Financial rip-offs are not the only problems facing the American People. According to well-documented evidence an estimated thousands of Americans die from side effects of dangerous drugs. For instance, in case of a drug called Vioxx, sold by Merck & Co., Inc., as an anti-inflammatory medicine, caused an estimated 88,0000 heart attacks amongst its users, about 38,000 of them fatal.

Even some responsible and ethical Doctors are now forced to rely heavily upon drug corporations for information about medicines, they prescribe to their patients. In other words, the very trusted physicians, who’ve been sworn to help their patients heal are forced to use them as human guinea pigs.

Here are some drugs with known side-effects:

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Aripiprazole, which is advertised and sold under the brand name Abilify was developed by Otsuka Pharmaceutical Corporation in Japan.

Abilify is an anti-psychotic drug directly marketed to the consumers for depression. This catchy name has become the best-selling drug in the United States, making Otsuka and Bristol-Myers Squibb pharmaceutical corporations about $7,000,000,000.00 (Seven Billion Dollars) per year, in the United States alone. Yet Abilify, allegedly, causes the users to compulsively gamble, which could lead to their destitution.

If you or someone you know has been harmed by ABILIFY or any other pharmaceutical drug or device, you may be entitled to a fair compensation. For a FREE and CONFIDENTIAL case evaluation, please click HERE.

Remember, you pay nothing out of your pocket and your Chosen Lawyer will be compensated only if You WIN!

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Isotretinoin primarily marketed under brand name of Accutane is manufactured by the giant Drug company, F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG, which is a Swiss Multinational Pharmaceutical Company valued at over $26,000,000,000.00 (Twenty-Six Billion Dollars).

Accutane is a prescription drug used to treat serious forms of acne. For decades this drug has been known to cause birth defects in pregnant women. In addition, a number of recent lawsuits have claimed a link bet

If you or someone you know has been harmed by ACCUTANE or any other pharmaceutical drug or device, you may be entitled to a fair compensation. For a FREE and CONFIDENTIAL case evaluation, please click HERE. .

Remember, you pay nothing out of your pocket and your Chosen Lawyer will be compensated only if You WIN!

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Testosterone replacement therapy users have suffered serious health problems such as heart attack, stroke, and pulmonary embolisms.

If you or someone you know has been harmed by TESTORONE or any other pharmaceutical drug or device, you may be entitled to a fair compensation. For a FREE and CONFIDENTIAL case evaluation, please click HERE. .

Sildenafil, which is sold under the famous brand name Viagra is another giant moneymaker for Pfizer Inc.: a multinational pharmaceutical corporation headquartered in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. Pfizer's Viagra generates about $2,000,000,000.00 (Two Billion Dollars) every year.

This top-selling drug was rushed into the market to treat erectile dysfunction and pulmonary arterial hypertension. In its widespread direct adverting to people this dangerous drug is still depicted as the miracle drug that taps into the proverbial fountain of youth. Of course, to comply with some obscure regulations, the announcers would list a number of side effects such as headache, heartburn and flushed skin

However, Pfizer Corporation, drowned in its euphoria to gain brand equity and make colossal profits, failed to tell the consumers that in addition to an erect penis, Viagra may increase the risk of serious or even fatal skin cancer.

If you or someone you know has been harmed by VIAGRA or any other pharmaceutical drug or device, you may be entitled to a fair compensation. For a FREE and CONFIDENTIAL case evaluation, please click HERE. .

Remember, you pay nothing out of your pocket and your Chosen Lawyer will be compensated only if You WIN!

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Depo-Provera is another drug manufactured and marketed by the giant Pharmaceutical Corporation Pfizer Inc., which has an annual revenue of about $53,000,000,000.00 (Fifty-three Billion Dollars).

Depo-Provera is a type of contraceptive that has been linked to a number of serious health hazards, such as blood clots, which can potentially lead to pulmonary embolism or stroke. The problem is that most serious side-effects of such products appear very slowly. Sometimes it takes several years for the symptoms to show, which complicates the problem even more.

If you or someone you know has been harmed by DEPO-PROVERA or any other pharmaceutical drug or device, you may be entitled to a fair compensation. For a FREE and CONFIDENTIAL case evaluation, please click HERE. .

Remember, you pay nothing out of your pocket and your Chosen Lawyer will be compensated only if You WIN!

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Risperdal is a drug prescribed to treat patients with mental health disorders. It is sold by the giant Pharmaceutical and Consumer packaged goods manufacturing company Johnson & Johnson. This Giant Corporation’s market capitalization is estimated at $300,000,000.00 (Three Hundred Billion Dollars).

Risperidone, which is marketed under the brand name Risperdal among others, is an antipsychotic medication. This drug is so dangerous that its manufacturer, Johnson & Johnson has been charged with crimes of destruction, concealment, and tampering of evidence in addition to fines and civil lawsuits.

In 2011, Johnson & Johnson settled a litigation brought by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and paid about $70,000,000.00 (Seventy Million Dollars) in disgorgement and fines. Allegedly, Johnson & Johnson had given kickbacks and bribes to doctors in Greece, Poland and Romania to sell its drugs and medical devices.

In May 2017, Johnson & Johnson reached an agreement to pay $33,000,000.00 (Thirty-Three Million Dollars) to several states to settle consumer fraud allegations in some of the company’s over-the-counter drugs.

On 11 April 2012, Johnson & Johnson and its Subsidiary Company, Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. were fined $1.2 billion. The jury found the companies had downplayed multiple serious risks associated with Risperidone (Risperdal). The verdict was later reversed by the Arkansas State Supreme court.

In August 2012, Johnson & Johnson agreed to pay $181 million to 36 U.S. states in order to settle claims that it had promoted Risperidone for off-label uses such as dementia, anger management and anxiety illnesses.

In November 2013, Johnson & Johnson was fined $2.2 billion for illegally marketing Risperidone for use in people with dementia.

Johnson & Johnson has faced numerous civil lawsuits on behalf of boys who were prescribed Risperidone who grew breasts. As of July 2016 there were about 1,500 cases in Pennsylvania state court in Philadelphia.

In February 2015 a court ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $2.5 to a victim in Alabama, and so on

This is just a small publicly known account of Johnson & Johnson’s wrongdoings! So much for a brand that claims to be “A Family Company!”

If you or someone you know has been harmed by RISPERIDONE/ RISPERDAL or any other pharmaceutical drug or device, you may be entitled to a fair compensation. For a FREE and CONFIDENTIAL case evaluation, please click HERE. .

Remember, you pay nothing out of your pocket and your Chosen Lawyer will be compensated only if You WIN!

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GranuFlo, manufactured by Fresenius Corporation, is a chemical used for kidney dialysis. This drug is linked to increased risk of heart attack in patients who use it.

If you or someone you know has been harmed by GRANUFLO or any other pharmaceutical drug or device, you may be entitled to a fair compensation. For a FREE and CONFIDENTIAL case evaluation, please click HERE. .

Remember, you pay nothing out of your pocket and your Chosen Lawyer will be compensated only if You WIN!

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Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., is another $20,000,000,000.00 (Twenty Billion Dollars) Multinational Corporation, which was founded in 1885 by Albert Boehringer in Germany. Boehringer Ingelheim group is one of the world's 20 leading pharmaceutical companies and it is the manufacturer of Dabigatran, which is marketed under brand name Pradaxa.

Pradaxa is a blood-thinning drug prescribed to patients with irregular heartbeats. The most obvious side-effects of this dangerous drug are bleeding related injuries; bruising, nausea, abdominal or stomach pain, indigestion, heartburn, diarrhea, skin rash, and so on. Pradaxa may also cause life-threatening hemorrhages if the dosage is not exact. And it is not always easy to tell what is the correct dose

If you or someone you know has been harmed by DABIGATRAN/PRADAXA or any other pharmaceutical drug or device, you may be entitled to a fair compensation. For a FREE and CONFIDENTIAL case evaluation, please click HERE.

Remember, you pay nothing out of your pocket and your Chosen Lawyer will be compensated only if You WIN!

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Drospirenone is a birth control drug marketed under the brand names of Yasmin or Yaz in the United States; most of Europe and Latin America. It is also known as Jasmine in France and Yarina in Russia. It is developed by Bayer AG, which is a Giant German Multinational Pharmaceutical Corporation with assets valued at about $100,000,000.00 (One Hundred Billion Dollars). The company's slogan is: "Science for a Better Life.

Despite FDA approval, this drug has several well-documented side-effects, such as: blood clots, strokes, pulmonary embolisms, and heart attacks

In July 2012, Bayer announced the existence of more than 12,000 lawsuits against the company involving Yaz or Yasmin. Allegedly, the company settled 1,977 cases for $402.6 million, for an average of $212,000 per case, while setting aside $610.5 million to settle the others

If you or someone you know has been harmed by DROSPIRENONE /YAZ or any other pharmaceutical drug or device, you may be entitled to a fair compensation. For a FREE and CONFIDENTIAL case evaluation, please click HERE. .

Remember, you pay nothing out of your pocket and your Chosen Lawyer will be compensated only if You WIN!

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Depakote is a drug marketed for treating epilepsy, bipolar disorder, and migraines. The known side effects of this drug are birth defects when taken by pregnant women.

In the United States, AbbVie Inc. (formerly Abbott Laboratories) manufactures Depakote, Depakine, and Depacon. In Europe, however, this drug is known as Depakine and it is manufactured by Sanofi.

Depakote is prescribed for treating seizure and bipolar disorder. When used by pregnant women, it has the potential to harm their unborn children by causing still births; slowed neurological development, and congenital birth defects.

Sanofi apparently chose to protect its profits--rather than the health and safety of those who use their drugs; as a result of which many children and families have suffered needlessly. Finally, Sanofi declared in October of 2016 that they will accept responsibility for their actions.

A Missouri Appeals Court has upheld a $38,000,000.00 verdict awarded to a girl who was born with birth defects due to exposure to Depakote. In this case, Abbott Laboratories failed to adequately warn the doctors prescribing this dangerous drug.

If you or someone you know has been harmed by DEPAKOTE or any other pharmaceutical drug or device, you may be entitled to a fair compensation. For a FREE and CONFIDENTIAL case evaluation, please click HERE. .

Remember, you pay nothing out of your pocket and your Chosen Lawyer will be compensated only if You WIN!

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Zoloft is another drug manufactured by the giant Pfizer Corporation, which has an asset value of out $171, 000,000,000.00 (One hundred and Seventy-One Billion Dollars). Zoloft’s known side effects are birth defects, increased risk of suicide amongst children and young adults who take them. In addition, Zoloft, allegedly, causes a brain chemical imbalance called Serotonin Syndrome

If you or someone you know has been harmed by ZOLOFT or any other pharmaceutical drug or device, you may be entitled to a fair compensation. For a FREE and CONFIDENTIAL case evaluation, please click HERE. .

Remember, you pay nothing out of your pocket and your Chosen Lawyer will be compensated only if You WIN!

This drug is another Pfizer manufactured drug sold as an anti-cholesterol medicine. Allegedly, this drug increases the risk of type 2 diabetes and liver damage.

If you or someone you know has been harmed by LIPITOR or any other pharmaceutical drug or device, you may be entitled to a fair compensation. For a FREE and CONFIDENTIAL case evaluation, please click HERE. .

Remember, you pay nothing out of your pocket and your Chosen Lawyer will be compensated only if You WIN!

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Paxil is another variety of antidepressant drug manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline Corporation. This drug is linked to an increased risk of birth defects amongst the women who take them while pregnant. It also is linked to risk of suicide amongst children and young adults. Paxil is also linked to a brain chemical imbalance called Serotonin Syndrome.

If you or someone you know has been harmed by PAXIL or any other pharmaceutical drug or device, you may be entitled to a fair compensation. For a FREE and CONFIDENTIAL case evaluation, please click HERE. .

Remember, you pay nothing out of your pocket and your Chosen Lawyer will be compensated only if You WIN!

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Ondansetron is a prescription drug marketed under the brand name Zofran. It was developed in the mid-1980s by the British Pharmaceutical Corporation GlaxoSmithKline in London. The market capitalization of this drug company is estimated at about $107,000,000,000.00 (Hundred and Seven Billion Dollars).

Zofran was approved to treat nausea and vomiting due to surgery, cancer chemotherapy, or cancer radiation therapy. However, over the past decade, Zofran has been heavily marketed and prescribed "off-label" to treat symptoms of nausea and vomiting associated with pregnancy, commonly called the morning sickness.

Taking Zofran while pregnant could lead to serious birth defects. The most common risks and birth defects associated with Zofran during pregnancy include:

  • Atrial septal defect (hole in the heart)
  • Heart defects
  • Heart murmur
  • Cleft palate
  • Cleft lip
  • Fetal growth restriction (poor growth in the womb)
  • Kidney defect
  • Serotonin syndrome
  • Jaundice
  • Life-threatening pregnancy complications
  • Death

In August 2013, researchers in a Danish study found a two-fold increase in cardiovascular defects in children whose mothers took Zofran during their first trimester of pregnancy. The study analyzed data from more than 900,000 pregnant women over a 13-year period.

In July 2012, GlaxoSmithKline agreed to a $3 billion settlement for the illegal promotion of several prescription medications, as well as other violations of federal law. This included resolving allegations that the company promoted Zofran for "off-label" use for pregnant women with morning sickness.

If you or someone you know has been harmed by ONDANSETRON/ZOFRAN or any other pharmaceutical drug or device, you may be entitled to a fair compensation. For a FREE and CONFIDENTIAL case evaluation, please click HERE. .

Remember, you pay nothing out of your pocket and your Chosen Lawyer will be compensated only if You WIN!

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Most legal claims for Dangerous Drug-Cases are filed based on the following three Tort Claims:

1) Defectively Manufactured Drugs

This type of claim is based on the facts that a specific drug was improperly manufactured, tainted, mislabeled during manufacturing or dispensation, etc. In other words, in any situation where a mistake is made, at any point between the factory and the place the user received the harm causing drug, are covered under this category.

2) Dangerous Drugs

This category of claims includes pharmaceutical drugs, which are properly manufactured, prescribed and dispensed; however, they have side effects that cause injury to the users, and so on.

Under such claims, the victims could show that the manufacturer or a particular party in the chain of dispensation of the drug knew about its dangerous propensities, yet deliberately did not disclose such dangers or maliciously concealed them. If such claims can be proven, the plaintiff could be awarded substantial amounts in Punitive Damages.

3) Improperly Marketed Drugs

Today, Pharmaceutical Drug advertisings are ubiquitous. Colorful display of drugs accompanied with emotional words and/or images can be seen on Billboards, TV, World-Wide-Web or heard on Radio; frequently and effectively.

Some of these marketing messages even ask the consumers to tell their doctors to prescribe a specific drug for them. It appears as the traditionally noble profession of Medical Practice has become a licit intermediary for pushing Pharmaceutical Drugs.

Many of such well-designed and executed marketing campaigns fail the most essential part of the message: To properly warn people about their potentially dangerous side-effects. In legal lingo they fail to provide adequate or accurate warnings; or fail to provide adequate instructions regarding safe and appropriate use of the drugs. Such failures could arise from manufacturer’s lack of proper warning to doctors, pharmacists, sales people, or some other intermediaries, who provided the drug to the user without sufficient instructions for their use.

It is important to know that a defective product lawsuit may include various types of claims against multiple defendants. This is why, filing a claim for Dangerous Drugs is a highly complex matter. For instance, your Chosen Lawyer will have to make sure to include all potential defendants and raise all proper and viable causes of action or claims, in due course. That is because like any other consumer product a Dangerous Drug Case could be filed against anyone involved in the stream of commerce, which include the manufacturer, testing laboratories, distributors, doctors, nurse practitioners, pharmacies, pharmacists, hospitals, clinics, and so on.

The reason for such a wide range of responsibility is to protect the people from fly by night shylocks, who could harm people and hide behind bankruptcy protection or jurisdictional limitation.

If you or someone you know has been injured by one or more of the above mentioned drugs or any other pharmaceutical drug or device, you may be entitled to a fair compensation. For a FREE and CONFIDENTIAL case evaluation, please click HERE. .

Remember, you pay nothing out of your pocket and your Chosen Lawyer will be compensated only if You WIN!

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Defective or Unreasonably Dangerous Products cause hundreds of thousands of grave injuries or even death to the unsuspecting public, every year. Despite the colossal technical achievements in the last 100 years, still there are a long list of Defective and Dangerous Products, which enter the stream of commerce, every day: products that are dangerous, even when utilized for their intended purpose.

If you and/or someone you know has been injured by a Defective Product, you should contact a Highly Competent, Credible and Compassionate Chosen Lawyer, right away. Because, those who cause your Pain must account for your Gain.

For our Chosen Lawyers, practice of Law is NOT Just Business; it’s Personal! Protecting the Peoples’ Rights and Obtaining Justice against Big BULLYING Business is their Life-Long Mission!

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WHO IS RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR DEFECTIVE PRODUCTS?

Traditionally, for product liability to arise, a contractual relationship, known as “Contractual Privity” must have been established. In other words, the law would only give a right to compensation for their injuries, to those who bought the defective products.

Thankfully, modern “Product Liability Laws” no longer require contractual privity. Today, anyone, who “foreseeably” sustains injuries by a defective product, can legally seek compensation. In fact, liability for defective products can rest upon any party (natural or legal) involved in production or distribution of the defective products. Here are the parties that could be held responsible:

  • The product designer, manufacturer;
  • The manufacturer of whole or parts of a product;
  • The party that assembles or installs the product;
  • The wholesaler;
  • The retailer or distributor, and so on

In other words, everyone involved in the stream of commerce could be held liable for the injuries caused by a defective product.

Typically, product liability claims or lawsuits are based on state laws, which are filed under the following theories of Tort Law:

- Negligence

Tort Negligence is designed to protect people against unreasonable harmful conducts that fall below the standards of behaviors established by law.

- Strict Liability

Under Tort Law, strict liability holds a defendant liable for damages caused to the injured party, regardless of what his or her intent or mental state was when committing the act.

- Breach of Warranty

Breach of Warranty under Tort Law is referred to a broken promise made by either a manufacturer or a seller about a product. Such warranties could be Express or Implied.

In other words, everyone involved in the stream of commerce could be held liable for the injuries caused by a defective product.

There are three general types of defects that might cause injury and give rise to manufacturer and/or supplier liability:

1) Defective Design

Defective design claims do not arise from some error or mishap in the manufacturing process. These actions claim that an entire line of products is inherently defective or dangerous.

2) Manufacturing Defect

A defectively manufactured product is flawed because some error occurred during its production. As a result, the injury-causing product is somehow different from all the other ones manufactured by the same company.

3) Inadequate Warning Defect

This line of defects deals with a product’s lack of sufficient instructions, labels, or safety warnings. Inadequate Warning defect claims generally point out to dangers that are not obvious to the user or that require the user to exercise special precautions or diligence when using a product.

In addition to the above common law-based claims, many states have enacted their own specific consumer protection laws, such as “Lemon Law”, which provide specific remedies for "economic loss", and so on

This is just a brief and general description of a very complex field of law. If you and/or someone you know has been injured by a Defective Product, you should contact a Highly Competent, Credible and Compassionate Chosen Lawyer, right away. Because, those who cause your Pain must account for your Gain.

For our Chosen Lawyers, practice of Law is NOT Just Business; it’s Personal! Protecting the Peoples’ Rights and Obtaining Justice against Big Business is their Life-Long Mission!

In other words, everyone involved in the stream of commerce could be held liable for the injuries caused by a defective product.

For a CONFIDENTIAL and FREE Case Evaluation, please Click HERE. , right away. Because when it comes to Legal Matters, Time Matters!®

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