Medical companies and other manufacturers have legions of lawyers ready to defend them. Their bully tactics are enough to make most law firms give up. However, when they see Arnold & Itkin on the other side, they know they’re in for a fight. We’ve secured more than $10 billion for clients by never being intimidated, always putting in the hours, and refusing to settle for less than a client deserves. Even when we’re outnumbered, we're never outworked. We won’t hesitate to hold them accountable through a trial. No fight is too tough for us because we’re in it for our clients.
Taking Global Drug Makers to Court for Clients
When we use medical devices or pharmaceuticals, we expect them to make us better. But when companies fail to make these products safe, people often struggle with more health problems than they started with. When people suffer medical injuries due to unsafe pharmaceuticals, they turn to Arnold & Itkin LLP. Our firm has secured more than $10 billion for people who have been harmed by negligence. We have stood up to careless drug makers, marketers, and manufacturers in cases nationwide, changing the medical industry and how pharmaceutical companies treat injured patients.
Currently, our team is investigating cases for clients harmed by the following products:
- Talcum powder
Most recently, our groundbreaking Risperdal case and the resulting verdict set a historic precedent for pharmaceutical litigation. We secured the third largest verdict in the nation’s history against Johnson & Johnson, one of the largest drug makers in the world. When our client was left disfigured due to using Risperdal, we spent months investigating and secured a record-setting $8 billion verdict. We put everything into getting what our clients need to restore their lives. No matter what.
“I really feel like Arnold & Itkin brought justice to my family. Not only my family but many other families. It was just unreal how tirelessly they worked.” Terry Yount Father of Risperdal Victim
When clients come to us, they’ve lost so much already. If you speak to them after they've worked with us, you’ll hear the same thing over and over: “They treat us like family.” We make sure our clients know we care by doing everything they need as we handle their case. If they need medical care, we make sure they get it. If the other side is lying or trying to cover up the truth, we do the work to prove them wrong. We don’t care for our clients because it’s our job. We do it because that's who we are.
Taking on large companies isn’t easy. That’s why we make sure we’re ready to fight for the results that our clients deserve. We demanded accountability from Johnson & Johnson after their medication disfigured a young boy. Instead of doing what was right, the pharmaceutical giant resisted us at every turn. Companies like J&J have enough resources to insulate themselves from regular people, but our firm refused to let them get away with causing harm to children. Our team’s investigation uncovered documents that proved J&J not only knew their drugs came with considerable risk, but they also hid this information from regulators. The result was a record-shattering $8 billion verdict for our client.
- $8 Billion Top 3 Largest Jury Verdict in U.S. History Read This Story
- $357 Million Largest Workplace Accident Settlement in Texas history
- $222 Million Record-Breaking Verdict for Widow Read This Story
- $205 Million Confidential Settlement Obtained for Numerous Clients
- $171 Million One of the Largest Confidential Settlements in History
- $139 Million Massive Settlement Achieved for Victims of an Oilfield Incident
- $117 Million Largest Single-Event Personal Injury Verdict in Louisiana History Read This Story
- $116 Million Confidential Settlement
- $110 Million Record Settlement Achieved for Victims of Defective Products
- $105 Million Record Settlement for Dangerous Product Victims
- $97 Million Massive Settlement Secured for Refinery Workers
- $92.7 Million Record Settlement for Burn Injury Victim
- $87 Million Confidential Settlement for Worker Who Suffered Life-Threatening Burn Injuries
- $81 Million Record Settlement Achieved for Wrongful Death Case
- $78 Million Massive Settlement for Severely Injured Client
- $76.6 Million Verdict Won Against Johnson & Johnson Read This Story
- $75 Million Confidential Settlement Achieved on Behalf of Multiple Clients
- $72 Million Record Victory for Severely Injured Worker
- $51 Million Settlement Reached for Plant Workers Injured in Explosion
- $44 Million The Largest Verdict Ever Won for an Amputee Victim Read This Story
We’ve consistently received the legal industry’s highest honors. We’re proud of these accolades and deeply grateful to the clients who put their trust in us.
"Always bet on justice. It takes a lot of time and resources to win a case against big defendants, and some cases are easier to win than others. But this doesn’t matter at Arnold & Itkin. We take the cases that we must win because it’s the right thing, the ones we have to win—even if it’s hard. Especially if it’s hard." Kurt Arnold Founding Partner Meet Kurt
“People call me when something terrible has happened and they need help. It is personal to my clients, so it is personal to me. We have to win—no matter what.” Jason Itkin Founding Partner Meet Jason
Our team outworks the
other side, no matter what
It takes hard work, late nights, and exhaustive research to come out on top against some of the largest companies in the world. These companies have an income and influence that rival small countries. While some firms dread the work required to win results against them, we live for the fight. Our willingness to do what it takes to help our clients means that the opposition knows their usual tactics won’t work if we’re on a case.
When a significant drug or medical device recall makes headlines, our phones ring. People turn to us for help because of our reputation for treating clients right and fighting for the results they need. Whether you need help receiving compensation from your insurance company or one of the largest conglomerates in the world, we’re the team to call. We’re known for setting records and demanding answers, no matter what.
What Can I Recover Through a Drug or Medical Injury Lawsuit?Every case is different, and our team will investigate yours to determine the full extent of damages that you should be compensated for. Common types of compensation for a lawsuit such as this include lost wages, medical bills, pain and suffering, and loss of consortium. Calling Arnold & Itkin can help you discover more about your options.
How Much Does Hiring a Drug & Medical Injury Lawyer Cost?Our firm works on contingency fees. This means that we take cases at no charge, cover all costs associated with them, and only collect a fee if we win results. Working this way makes our services attainable for everyone.
What Should I Do If a Drug/Medical Device I Use Was Recalled?If you use a pharmaceutical product or medical device that was recalled, it’s important to call your physician to learn what steps to take next. If safe to do so, you should stop using the recalled device or medication as soon as possible. Then, call Arnold & Itkin to discover what your options for compensation are at no extra cost.
Can I File a Drug or Medical Injury Claim for a Loved One?Yes, you can file a claim on behalf of a loved one, under specific circumstances. For example, the spouse of a person killed by a dangerous product can file a wrongful death claim. Or, the parents of a child suffering from the effects of a medication can file a claim.
What Should I Do If I Was Hurt by a Medical Device?State and federal law impose a strict duty on medical device manufacturers to make sure they use care and conduct extensive testing before they put their products on the market. They need to be aware of any possible side effects, and they need to inform doctors and patients about these risks. Consult your physician if you believe you may be suffering harm because of a medical device. If your doctor confirms, seek legal assistance. You may be able to bring a product liability action that can provide compensation for the costs you've incurred. You may also be eligible for lost past and future income as well as the pain and suffering you have endured.
How Do Medical Devices Get FDA Approval?When a medical device requires FDA clearance, there are two ways for it to get on the market. To gain premarket approval, the manufacturer must demonstrate through clinical trials that the device can be safely used for intended purposes. Premarket notification, on the other hand, allows for clearance of device that is shown to be "substantially equivalent" in safety and effectiveness to another device that has already been cleared by the FDA. This is commonly called the 510(k) process.
How Do Dangerous Medical Devices Reach the Market?Problems arise when medical device manufacturers withhold certain negative results in clinical trials that would undermine claims that their device is safe and effective, or when the manufacturer misrepresents the intended use for their product in a bid to get it to market quickly through the 510(k) process. This is often referred to as "off-label" usage. Off-label usage may also include marketing the product for a use it was not intended for. This can cause serious medical harm to its recipients. Sometimes pharmaceutical manufacturers include side effects on their labels, but downplay their severity. There are many ways manufacturers can manipulate the system to get their product on the market, and the motivation is almost always money at the expense of safety.