Pharmaceutical Litigation Attorneys

Cases involving pharmaceutical products are often difficult and involve high stakes. Plaintiffs often seek out pharmaceutical manufacturers in class action, mass tort, and other complex litigation. Keogh Cox defends national and international manufacturers of pharmaceutical products in litigation brought in Louisiana courts.  We know it is important to thoroughly investigate claims against the manufacturers and bio-life science companies we defend, and we work with our clients to develop a litigation plan that best meets their interests. While we are always ready to defend our clients in litigation, we also counsel pharmaceutical clients on litigation avoidance and compliance with Louisiana’s unique regulations and statutes, including the Louisiana Product Liability Act.

Experience Highlights

Voluntary Dismissal Obtained on Behalf of Pharmaceutical Company.

Where we started:  The 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 established that the plaintiff, who was a nurse, qualified as a sophisticated user of the product. We showed the plaintiff was allowed to diagnose and treat herself without proper oversight required by the product’s instructions for use. She also failed to read the product literature. Similarly, evidence established that the plaintiff’s physician was a learned intermediary, such that a duty was owed only to him under the Louisiana Products Liability Act. The doctor also confirmed he had access to the product’s instructions for use and information contained within the Physician’s Desk Reference. Resolution: After 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, we obtained a voluntary dismissal of plaintiff’s claims against our client.

More Details about Pharmaceuticals

Cases alleging injury related to “dangerous drugs” or defective medical products often take the form of mass tort and class action suits against manufacturers. We have decades of experience in this area of the law, which gives us practical, first-hand knowledge of how to address a wide range of topics and issues, including but not limited to:

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