Louisiana Pharmaceutical Defense Litigation Law Firm

We regularly defend national and international manufacturers of pharmaceutical products in difficult, high-stakes liability litigation in Louisiana’s trial and appeals courts.  Our lawyers provide aggressive, knowledgeable defense, as well as counsel regarding litigation avoidance.  We also help clients comply with Louisiana’s unique regulations and statutes, including the Louisiana Product Liability Act. Plaintiffs often seek out makers of pharmaceuticals in class action, mass tort and other complex litigation.  As tort lawyers, the members of Keogh Cox have earned a national reputation for providing exceptional litigation defense and preventative legal advice for these high-exposure cases.  We know how to thoroughly investigate every aspect of claims against manufacturers and bio-life science companies. We are also widely recognized for our aggressive defense of cases alleging over-the-counter pharmaceutical injuries.


Recent Experience Highlights

Client Story:  Voluntary Dismissal Obtained on Behalf of Pharmaceutical Company.

Where we started:  Plaintiff filed suit against a number of manufacturers alleging her use of Ciprofloxacin caused Achilles tendonitis and injuries to her feet and ankles. Our roadmap:  The depositions of the plaintiff and her treating physician were taken. It was established that plaintiff, a nurse, qualified as a sophisticated user of the product.  It was also proven plaintiff was allowed to self-diagnose and treat herself without proper oversight required by the product’s instructions for use.  She also failed to read the product literature. Evidence also established that the physician was a learned intermediary.  As such, we maintained a duty was only owed to him in order to comply with the Louisiana Products Liability Act.  He confirmed access to the product’s instructions for use and information contained within the Physician’s Desk Reference. At the close of discovery, various dispositive motions were filed on the issues of causation, product identification, and failure of plaintiff to use the product in a reasonably anticipated manner. Resolution: After filing the various motions, a voluntary dismissal was obtained.


More Details about Pharmaceuticals

Cases alleging injury due to alleged “dangerous drugs” or defective medical products often take the form of mass tort and class action suits against manufacturers. Our experience in this area of the law goes back decades and comprises practical, first-hand knowledge of a wide range of claims and issues, including:

  • Claims involving biomedical products
  • Over-the-counter (OTC) pharmaceutical injury cases
  • Prescription drug liability defense
  • Defective drugs and recalled drugs