Drug Liability

Hovde Dassow + Deets has represented hundreds of individuals in large scale pharmaceutical litigation against the largest drug corporations in the world. These are not class actions — we represent you individually.

Drug Liability

A drug liability claim may exist when a company develops, manufactures, distributes or sells a prescription drug or other pharmaceutical that is unreasonably dangerous or defective, resulting in injury or death. Too often in their efforts to rush new drugs onto the market, 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.

Drugs and devices that have formed the basis of such claims include:

  • Actos® Cancer
  • Biomet® Knees and Hips
  • Mesothelioma Asbestos
  • Zimmer® Knees
  • Wright® Hip cases
  • TVM/Transvaginal Mesh Cases
  • Yaz® /Yasmin® /Ocella®
  • Paxil® birth defects (SSRI)
  • Zoloft® birth defects (SSRI)
  • Da Vinci® Robotic Injuries
  • Mirena® IUD
  • Medtronic® Infuse Bone Cases
  • Stryker® Hip Cases
  • Topamax birth defects
  • Granuflo®
  • Risperdal
  • Effexor
  • Benicar
  • Xarelto
  • Metal-on-metal hips

Injuries And Deaths Resulting From Dangerous Drugs

Injuries and deaths can occur even when drugs have been used according to the manufacturers' warnings and instructions. Some injuries are the result of inadequate warnings and labels, which fail to sufficiently warn of drug interactions, adverse reactions and serious side effects, and fail to provide instructions for safe use, or which do not provide information regarding contraindications or pre-existing conditions which increase the risk of injury.

Other injuries and negative reactions are caused by drugs which are recalled or withdrawn from the market, which were never safe to begin with, and which would not have been approved but for the manufacturer misleading or withholding material data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.


  • Avandia
  • Bextra
  • Celebrex
  • Chantix
  • Heparin Sodium USP
  • Trasylol
  • Raptiva
  • Yaz
  • Levaquin
  • Vioxx

National Recognition And Experience In Drug Liability Claims

Members of our attorney team based in Indiana are recognized nationally as complex litigation specialists in cases involving defective pharmaceuticals, medical devices and toxic chemicals.

For example, Hovde Dassow + Deets has been litigating cases against Merck since 2004. In addition to Vioxx-related claims, Hovde Dassow + Deets also represents clients who have suffered injuries involving Raptiva, Avandia, Bextra, Celebrex, Ortho-Evra, Trasylol, Premarin, Hormone Replacement Therapy and Yaz, as well as many other drugs.

The Drug Liability Practice Group at Hovde Dassow + Deets has decades of experience representing clients who have been injured as a result of dangerous or defective pharmaceuticals. The attorneys at Hovde Dassow + Deets offer a unique blend of compassion, empathy and zealous representation and are committed to obtaining nothing less for their clients than the fullest compensation available under law.

In addition to the cases currently being handled by our drug liability attorneys, Hovde Dassow + Deets is currently accepting cases against the makers of Kugel Mesh, Chantix and Raptiva.

Medical Devices, Medical Products And Product Related Illnesses

  • Duragesic Fentanyl patch
  • Composix Kugel mesh patch
  • Medtronic lead recall
  • Ortho Evra patch
  • Stevens Johnson syndrome

Experienced Drug Liability Attorneys In Indiana

If you believe that you or a loved one may have been injured as a result of a defective drug, you should retain an experienced lawyer to litigate your case. Our firm has worked with the nation's leading experts to investigate the defective product giving rise to your claim.

If you or a family member has been seriously injured as a result of a defective drug, you are encouraged to contact the law firm of Hovde Dassow + Deets at 317-669-9721 to speak to an attorney. The call is free, and there is no obligation.