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Nothing is more important than recovery and compensation for your loved one after a severe injury. 

Defend Yourself From Defective Drug Injuries

In recent years, the process for testing new prescription drugs and obtaining approval through the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have become hasty. As a result, dangerous and defective drugs are placed on the market and prescribed to millions of innocent patients. Sadly, these prescription drugs that are intended to cure or treat a health condition are often causing more harm than good.

At the San Francisco injury law firm of , our attorneys advocate for the rights of people who have been hurt by defective drugs. If you or a loved one has endured serious medical problems in relation to a prescribed drug, we can investigate and evaluate your claim for recovery. Contact us to discuss your case with a skilled lawyer.

Holding Negligent Drug Companies Accountable For Injuries And Fatalities

Many prescription drugs have appeared on the market with FDA approval but appear to lack adequate testing, warnings or complete candor on the part of the manufacturer with regard to possible side effects and complications. Our firm is investigating and pursuing personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits arising from defective or dangerous pain medication or other defective drugs such as:

  • Vioxx
  • Bextra
  • Celebrex
  • Ortho Evra birth control patch
  • Other dangerous drugs

Now, many defective drugs have been voluntarily pulled from the market, are facing FDA recall or have already been recalled. However, it is too late for many people. These defective drugs have already caused significant health problems and wrongful death.

Drug companies should be held responsible for their negligence. We aggressively pursue drug companies in litigation involving their inadequate testing for side effects or inadequate labeling of warnings regarding potential problems.

We represent victims and their families in products liability lawsuits to hold drug manufacturers accountable for injury or death. We work with leading medical experts to prove that the patient’s heart attack, stroke or other cardiovascular event was related directly to the patient’s use of the defective prescribed drug.

Our drug litigation attorneys at have the experience and the resources to litigate effectively against large drug companies and their insurers. We work diligently to obtain full and fair compensation for patients or their heirs in cases of serious injury and wrongful death due to defective drugs.

Hire The Right Attorney For Effective Products Liability Representation

When facing the physical and emotional trauma following a health complication or loss of a loved one, it is essential that you select the right attorney to pursue your claim. Our lawyers will work relentlessly to help you and your family obtain rightful compensation.

Do You Have A Defective Or Dangerous Drug Products Liability Case?

If your health has been seriously compromised or if a family member has died due to a prescribed dangerous or defective drug, we encourage you to contact our law office today for skilled and knowledgeable legal counsel. We have years of experience representing clients and have earned and winning record as a result.

Jeffrey R. Smith

Jeffrey R. Smith

Managing Partner

Robert B. Waldsmith

Robert J. Waldsmith

Partner, 1999

William B. Smith

William B. Smith

Partner, 1978

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Vehicle Accidents

There are two things to establish in any motor vehicle accident case: the cause of the accident (fault) and the full cost of the injuries and losses. As we prepare your case, we will investigate both of these.


& Serious Injuries

People suffering from a brain injury, spinal cord injury or other severe injury will require extensive medical treatment, rehabilitative therapy and other long-term care.


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Claims related to sports and recreation injuries can be complicated. These cases often include issues involving waivers and the “assumption of risk” defense.


& Spine Injuries

When you or a loved one suffers a traumatic brain injury (TBI), life changes dramatically. Even mild TBIs can lead to years of recovery and rehabilitation.


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The personal injury attorneys at the law firm of Abramson Smith Waldsmith LLP have more than 100 years of combined experience guiding clients through the legal process.

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