Mass Tort Attorneys
We Believe in You
We've always believed that one person can make a difference in the world-that one person's story matters even if it's a lone voice against the powerful tobacco industry, a big drug company, or the producers of medical implants and devices. At Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P. we understand the significance of your experience. We remain dedicated to helping you and your family overcome an unexpected medical problem.
We Make It Right
We know that the power of a single story-as told by many different voices-can create a chorus that leads to a greater truth. Our work has made history. From our groundbreaking lawsuit against the tobacco industry to the representation of over 500 women in the Dalkon Shield cases, to the cases we are working on, many of our lawyers have been listed as Super Lawyers and in Best Lawyers in America and are experienced in breaking judicial logjams, making industry safer for consumers everywhere and, most importantly, giving voice to our clients.
We Hear You
We are careful listeners and your story is important to us. Our clients do not walk alone. We guide them through the ins-and-outs of their case and help them understand the legal landscape as well as each step along the way. Our on-staff legal nurse consultants are available to answer your questions and listen to your concerns as you determine what to do next. If you think you or a loved one has been injured by a defective drug or medical device, we are interested in hearing what you have to say.
To contact us for a free case evaluation, please call 1.800.553.9910 (toll-free) or use the form on the right.
Articles and News
Consumer Alert: Fungal Meningitis Outbreak
Fungal meningitis is a rare but potentially deadly inflammation to the brain or central nervous system. The potentially contaminated steroid shot injections were given starting May 21, 2012, and continued through the recall of these products on September 26, 2012. As of October 15, 2012, the tainted injections are implicated in 15 deaths and 200 cases of fungal meningitis.
FOSAMAX® Femur Fracture Update
In addition to litigation alleging osteonecrosis of the jaw ("ONJ") and musculoskeletal pain arising from FOSAMAX® use, recent studies, reports, and news stories have indicated that long term use of the drug may be linked to atypical femur fractures.
Stryker® Orthopedics Recalls its Rejuvenate® and ABGTM II Modular-Neck Hip Stems
On July 6, 2012, Stryker® Orthopedics recalled its Rejuvenate® and ABGTM
II modular-neck hip stems because of the "potential risks associated with fretting and corrosion at the modular neck junction" which "may lead to adverse local tissue reactions." The manufacturer announced that all global production and sales of these products would stop.
FDA Has Concerns About All Types of Metal-On-Metal Hip Implants
Traditional Metal-on-Metal (MoM) total hip replacement implants consist of a femoral head ball, femoral stem, and an acetabular cup - all made of metal materials. The FDA recommends that any MoM hip patient with pain in the groin, hip, or leg; swelling at or near the hip joint; or a limp or change in walking ability be evaluated by their orthopedic surgeon promptly due to unique risks of MoM implants.
Consumer Alert Update: Zimmer NexGen Flex Knee Implants Litigation
The Zimmer NexGen Flex knee replacement system, manufactured by Zimmer Inc., is marketed as a line of "high-flex" knee implants designed to give knee replacement recipients greater range of motion. However, studies have shown that these high-flex implants can lead to pain, loosening, and instability in the knee, requiring removal and replacement of the implants.
Attorney Kate Jaycox Selected to Serve on American Association for Justice Board of Governors
Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P. is pleased to announce that Kate Jaycox
has been selected to serve on the American Association for Justice (AAJ) Board of Governors.
Tara Sutton to Co-Chair Food, Drug and Medical Device Litigation Conference
The conference, which took place in Minneapolis, was on April 23-24, 2012.
Firm's Mass Tort Practice Receives Tier 1 Rating
For a second year in a row, the Mass Tort group at Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P. has been recognized as a top tier litigation practice by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers.**
Consumer Alert Update: Imprelis® MDL Created and Information on Imprelis® Claims Program
The DuPont chemical company's Imprelis® herbicide has been linked to the significant damage and death of desirable vegetation including trees, shrubs, and ornamental plants. On August 10, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ordered DuPont to halt the sale, use, and distribution of the chemical.
Avandia Consumer Alert: More Negative Data Emerges as FDA Advisory Board Recommends Stronger Warnings
Avandia is a drug used to control blood sugar for Type 2 diabetics, but has been associated with multiple safety issues, including heart attacks, congestive heart failure, strokes and bone fractures.