Defective Pharmaceuticals

The attorneys at Audet & Partners, LLP are dedicated to litigation involving dangerous pharmaceuticals and have collectively over a hundred years of representing injured persons and their family members. Our attorneys and staff on the firm’s pharmaceutical team are devoted to maximizing recovery for each and every one of our clients represented in ‘bad drug’ claims. Our firm employs the latest technology to advance our clients’ cases, from electronic record ordering to using a shared case program we have developed over time that allows us to represent groups of clients without losing our important one on one contact with individuals. In addition, our firm does not ‘collect’ clients for the sake of having more clients, but just the opposite: we carefully vet our potential clients, including clients referred to us by other firms. As a result, we are able to force large pharmaceutical companies and their well-financed defense firms to offer top dollar in any settlement based on the circumstances of our clients case. Unlike many other firms, we do not simply refer our cases to other firms. Instead, we internally litigate the cases and call on select co-counsel only when of overall benefit to our clients.

A review of our firm’s resume establishes Audet and Partners, LLP prominence among top-tier litigation and trial firms in the United States for dangerous pharmaceutical litigation. Over the past decade, we have been heavily involved in precedent setting cases (and multi-million dollar recoveries for our clients), including the Vioxx, Bextra and Transvaginal Mesh litigation. Our record speaks for itself and if you compare what our firm offers and what we can accomplish, you and your family can rest assured that Audet & Partners, LLP will aggressively prosecute your case from Day One.

If you believe that you or a loved one may have been injured as a result of a defective pharmaceutical, it is important that you retain an experienced lawyer promptly so that action may be initiated. At Audet & Partners, LLP, we work together with the nation’s leading experts in the fields of science and medicine to promptly investigate the defective product giving rise to your claim.

Too often in their efforts to rush new drugs onto the market, pharmaceutical manufacturers ignore safe practices and fail to conduct adequate testing that could have revealed the dangers of their products. In certain cases, drug manufacturers and medical device makers are aware of dangers associated with their products before ever placing them on the market.

Approval of a product by the FDA does not immunize the manufacturer from liability. Deaths and injuries can occur despite use of the drugs in accordance with manufacturers’ warnings and instructions. Some are the direct result of defective warnings and labels which fail to adequately warn of drug interactions, adverse reactions and serious side effects. Failure to provide instructions for safe use and/or withholding information regarding contraindications or preexisting conditions can increase the risk of injury. Others are caused by drugs which are recalled or withdrawn from the market, which were never safe to begin with, and which would not have been approved but for the manufacturer misleading or withholding material data from the FDA.

Defective Pharmaceuticals Investigations


Depakote and Birth Defects

Depakote Lawsuit Information Children born to women taking the commonly prescribed seizure medication Depakote (divalproex sodium) are more likely to have birth defects and other problems. Studies have demonstrated a strong link between Depakote and serious birth defects including Spina bifida, cleft palate, limb deformity, congenital cardiac defects, facial dysmorphism. Valproic acid, a well known anticonvulsant, is being used by psychiatrists increasingly to manage bipolar and other affective disorders. Because of the demographics of the population affected by such psychiatric conditions, more women... Read More

Transvaginal Mesh Implants


American Medication System(AMS) SETTLEMENT On April 30th, 2014 Audet & Partners, LLP  reached an agreement with AMS regarding resolution of its Mesh cases.  The firm represents hundreds of AMS mesh clients and was able to reach an excellent result for its AMS clients.  The firm expects to provide details regarding the settlement to its clients in the next few weeks, as well as to commence implementation of the settlement process with the goal of paying clients settlement amounts in the near... Read More

Risperdal Lawsuits Stress Demonstrated Link to Enlarged Breast Tissue in Males

Risperdal Lawyers

Audet & Partners, LLP is investigating claims for serious personal injuries, including breast enlargement in males, tied to administration of the antipsychotic drug Risperdal.  Commonly prescribed to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, and occasionally used off-label to address ADHD, Risperdal has been shown in several studies over the past fifteen years to be strongly linked to elevated levels of prolactin in males, a hormonal precursor to breast development and lactation in women. This condition, referred to as Risperdal Gynecomastia, is irreversible.... Read More

Mirena IUD Lawsuits


Mirena IUD, manufactured by Bayer, was approved by the FDA in 2000 as a contraceptive device recommended to women who have had at least one child. This small, t-shaped plastic device is inserted by a health care professional and can be left in place for up to five years. Among its marketing strategies for the Mirena IUD, Bayer held “Mirena Parties” for “busy moms” in connection with the social networking site Mom Central. At these gatherings, a representative from Mom Central... Read More

Da Vinci Surgical Robot Lawsuits


Several hospital burn lawsuits involving the “da Vinci Surgical Robot” claim that a number of patients have suffered serious burns. One New York father filed a wrongful death hospital burn lawsuit after his daughter died as a result of burns caused by the robot. The lawsuit claims that the da Vinci robot caused burns to an artery and intestines when his daughter was having a hysterectomy in a Bronx hospital in August 2010. She died two weeks later. According to the... Read More