Medical technology is as advanced as it has ever been in the 21st century.  It’s only natural that we expect that the various drugs and medical devices our doctors prescribe and recommend improve our health.

Sadly and increasingly that is not always the case. Many people have seen their health, and sometimes their lives, destroyed by complications and side effects arising out the use of the very things they were given to make them better. Putting profits over patients continues to put millions of people at risk.

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Whenever we are prescribed a medication by our doctor we expect that it is well-tested, safe and fit for the purpose in which it was prescribed. However, despite being approved by the FDA, many prescription medications have been found to have side effects which can cause lasting problems.  Often, throughout the litigation process, we find that many doctors were unaware of those potential side effects when they prescribed the medication.

The same holds true for some medical implants and medical devices. Such things are hailed as medical marvels and most of the time they truly are. However, some of them, including ICV filters, Heater Cooler Devices used during open heart surgery and hernia mesh, such as Ethicon’s Physiomesh have been found to pose significant health risks.

Do you think you have a pharmaceutical drug or medical device case? Call Baron & Budd, the dangerous drug lawsuit attorneys today to discuss your options. We may be able to help.  Baron & Budd offers free case evaluations with no upfront expenses.  Baron & Budd will only be reimbursed for expenses if we are able to successfully resolve your claims.

Protecting Your Health, Case by Case

So many of the things that are supposed to make us better may actually do us serious harm. In the case of dangerous drugs and medical devices, negligence on the part of their manufacturers and possible deliberate wrongdoing in order to make a profit are to blame.

In order to fulfill our mission, Baron & Budd offers expert legal representation to both public entities, individuals and plaintiff groups.

In terms of individual lawsuits, we have successfully represented men, women and children who were harmed by the medications or devices that were meant to help them. We have represented young men prescribed Risperdal medication that resulted in the abnormal growth of male breasts, women whose overall health was damaged by transvaginal mesh, people whose lives were put at risk by heavy bleeding caused by anticoagulant medication and much, much more.

In our representation of public entities, Baron & Budd was responsible for a landmark $177 million settlement in a case brought by seven states against GlaxoSmithKline over their diabetes medication Avandia. Not only did we secure the settlement, but the company was forced to change the way the drug was marketed to include full-risk disclosure.

Our health isn’t only endangered by pharmaceutical companies. It is also endangered by toxins like asbestos, which is the only known cause of a deadly cancer called mesothelioma.

In fact, Baron & Budd was founded to represent men and women who developed asbestos-related illnesses, and this practice remains a cornerstone of the law firm today.

The list of threats is long and it is, in some respects, still growing. One area in which we are seeing an increase in claims is nursing home abuse.  It is often times difficult for a family to make the decision to place their loved one in a nursing home.  The family believes that they are making the right decision in providing round-the-clock treatment for their family member.  The anger and betrayal is expected when they find out that their loved one has suffered abuse at the hands of another.  It is a difficult issue that can affect many who have suffered in silence.


Baron & Budd was selected to the National Law Journal’s “Plaintiffs’ Hot List” in 2002-2006, 2008 and 2011-2012 (published by American Lawyer Media).

The Legal 500 has selected Baron & Budd as a top law firm from 2007-2013 (Legalease, Ltd.).

Baron & Budd shareholder Russell Budd has been selected to The Best Lawyers in America 2014. Shareholder Scott Summy has been selected 2006-2014 (Woodward White, Inc.).