New Orleans: (504) 529 – 3333
Baton Rouge: (225) 610 – 1110
Lafayette: (337) 345 – 8628

Pharmaceutical and Medical Product Litigation

Degan, Blanchard & Nash defends pharmaceutical, medical product and life sciences companies against allegations of defective or injurious products. As pharmaceutical companies continue to market new products, issues arise concerning the side effects of these drugs. Our firm’s experience in defending pharmaceutical manufacturers includes manufacturers and distributers of prescription drugs, vaccines, over-the-counter medications and supplements. Our firm has handled litigation relative to dialysis machines, home alert devices, morphine pumps, RF lipo-thermal devices, and spinal fixation devices. The attorneys of Degan, Blanchard & Nash have broad-based litigation experience in professional and product liability, which enables our firm to solve complex issues raised in pharmaceutical litigation. Our attorneys handle matters spanning from individual suits to multi-district consolidated matters to class actions. We are experienced in the efficient management of individual, consolidated, and class action claims at the local, regional, and national levels throughout Louisiana and across the country. We have experience defending product liability cases involving innovation, regulation, marketing, and compliance. We have successfully defended the design and the manufacture of our clients’ products, as well as the warnings, package inserts, and other promotional materials associated with those products, in state and federal courts across the country.

Based on our attorneys’ experience, we frequently obtain favorable judgments by proving that many claims do not fall within Louisiana’s Products Liability Act. Accordingly, our litigators have obtained favorable defensive victories in the early stages of litigation through summary judgments and other dispositive motions. We have also secured favorable appellate rulings, which have been upheld.

Our firm’s product’s liability section retains highly qualified experts who can effectively defend any type of products liability claim. We know the importance of retaining experts recognized in the fields of engineering, medicine, biology, and other areas to guide judges and juries through our defense of a case. Our experts are well-known, accomplished professionals who have testified in state and federal courts throughout the country and can assist us in obtaining favorable results for our clients.

Our services are not only limited to litigation. The attorneys of Degan, Blanchard & Nash routinely advise and counsel pharmaceutical manufacturers alternative dispute resolution prior to litigation and to minimize their risk of future claims. We are proficient not only in defending our clients in litigation when claims arise, but are also able to provide sound and practical advice to help minimize and eliminate the likelihood of potential future claims.