I have contacted firms, but they transfer me to another law firm out of state. I am uneasy with that. Can a medical malpractice attorney file suite in California against Medtronic? There are numerous out of state mass tort claims, but would prefer California attorney. Are you out there if so please comment with your contact info. Medtronic is being accused of paying off doctors to write false reports that this product was safe to use off label. It was not, and not FDA approved to do it either.
Medical Malpractice Attorney
Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) is one of the ways suits against prescription drug and medical device manufacturers are handled - one federal court gets to hear many aspects of the case... thus lawyers from all around the country (and their clients) end up in the same court... complex and complicated stuff to say the least, but not so much for the clients who will, in all likelihood never have to travel out of state. Sometimes the cases require local (in the same state at the client) counsel in addition to the lawyers handling the case in the federal out of state case (the case can start in the federal court of the client's state and then move to the one handling all the cases - and that means it can move back too, so local counsel may be needed). Bottom line? The big firms who are professional and experienced and handle these cases will have local counsel already arranged if necessary.
Paul J. Molinaro, M.D., J.D.
Attorney at Law, Physician
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Personal Injury Lawyer
Out of state law firms handling mass torts typically will have associated firms that they work with in California. If you call one of the out of state firms, I'd suspect they could refer you to a firm already familiar with the action.
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Personal Injury Lawyer
As other attorneys have mentioned, these are cases that require a very experienced firm. Due to guidelines on answering questions, I cannot endorse a certain firm. However, I am aware of a firm in Los Angeles that does work in this area and would be happy to connect you.
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Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
These are very complex and complicated cases. My firm is handling them. We would have to further determine your exact device, date of implant, whether you had an extraction or revision etc...
Feel free to contact us.
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