Pharmaceutical Fraud

Second to none in this field, Hagens Berman’s attorneys have filed and argued suits against dozens of major drug companies, giving our legal team extensive litigation and courtroom experience.

Hagens Berman vigorously pursues litigation that improves the quality and fairness of our healthcare and prescription drug system. Our firm brings more than 20 years of work in this area of practice and vigorously pursues litigation that improves the quality and fairness of our healthcare and prescription drug system. Hagens Berman seeks to shine the light of public scrutiny on Big Pharma and its practices. Representing classes of consumers, state and local governments and the nation's most forward-thinking public-interest groups, we seek to shine the light of public scrutiny on these industries and their practices.

Some of the areas covered by our practice include:

Off-label marketing: Federal law prohibits companies from marketing medical devices or drugs for uses not approved by the Food and Drug Administration. We have negotiated a number of major settlements in this area, recovering funds for consumers as well as state Medicaid plans, which purchased the drugs for purposes not endorsed by the FDA.

Personal injury: When pharmaceutical or compounding companies are negligent in releasing and distributing dangerous drugs to the public, we take legal action, pursuing justice for patients.

Pricing fraud: We have negotiated over a billion dollars in settlements on behalf of clients, including consumers and governments, who we alleged overpaid for drugs due to price-inflation schemes. No firm in the world matches our experience in this arena.

Pharmaceutical Fraud Cases and Investigations:

ACTOS and ACTOplus 04/27/15 Pharmaceutical Fraud Active
Cephalon Inc. 10/25/07 Pharmaceutical Fraud Active
Fentora 12/09/13 Pharmaceutical Fraud Active
Nexium Antitrust 01/25/13 Antitrust Litigation, Pharmaceutical Fraud Active
Novartis Gleevec 06/22/15 Pharmaceutical Fraud Active
Ranbaxy Inc. 05/12/15 Pharmaceutical Fraud Active
SkinMedica 03/19/14 Pharmaceutical Fraud Active
AstraZeneca Nexium 01/25/05 Pharmaceutical Fraud Settled
Bextra 04/07/05 Pharmaceutical Fraud Settled
First DataBank 10/06/06 Pharmaceutical Fraud Settled
Lupron Settlement 12/01/04 Pharmaceutical Fraud Settled
McKesson - Municipalities 08/07/08 Governmental Representation, Pharmaceutical Fraud Settled
McKesson Corp. 10/06/06 Pharmaceutical Fraud Settled
Neurontin (Pfizer/Parke Davis) 05/14/04 Pharmaceutical Fraud Settled
Relafen Settlement 12/01/04 Pharmaceutical Fraud Settled
Serono, Inc. 09/23/05 Pharmaceutical Fraud Settled
Toprol XL 01/31/06 Antitrust Litigation, Pharmaceutical Fraud Settled
Tricor 06/01/05 Pharmaceutical Fraud Settled
Pharmaceutical Average Wholesale Price Litigation - Governmental Representation, Pharmaceutical Fraud Settled
Generic ADHD Drug Pricing Fraud 11/20/15 Consumer Rights, Pharmaceutical Fraud Active

Pharmaceutical Fraud Resource Library:

Why Select Hagens Berman?

Selecting a pharmaceutical fraud attorney will have a significant impact on the outcome of your case.
When searching for a pharmaceutical fraud attorney to represent you,
you want a firm with a record of success at the top of the profession.

Stellar Reputation

Stellar Reputation

Hagens Berman fights with the creativity and tenacity to continue to raise the bar and take on every case with the goal of achieving the best outcome for the largest group of individuals.

No Cost to You Until We Win

No Cost to You Until We Win

Our firm operates on a contingency fee basis, meaning the victims we represent pay nothing at all unless we win. Attorney fees are paid based on an industry percentage of overall settlement terms, allowing plaintiffs to reap the rewards.



At the basis of all that motivates Hagens Berman is our mission for corporate reform. It’s through our work that we continue to uphold and fight for the rights of those most vulnerable to corporate greed and negligence.

Real Results

Real Results

We achieve results, and our track record proves it. While many class-action or individual plaintiff cases result in large legal fees and no meaningful result for the client, Hagens Berman finds ways to return real value.

Pharmaceutical Fraud Blog Posts:

Firm News - Securities Newsletter Fall 2015

Hagens Appointed Lead Counsel in Three High Profile Multi-District Litigation Class Actions... more »

Written November 18, 2015 Antitrust, Whistleblower, Employment Litigation, Intellectual Property, Investor Fraud, Personal Injury, Pharmaceutical Fraud, Sports Litigation, Governmental Representation, Civil & Human Rights, Consumer Rights, Cycling

Hagens Berman Opens New Office in San Diego

National plaintiffs' law firm announces tenth office, expanded California presence Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro, a Seattle-based law firm representing plaintiffs in high-profile class... more »

Written September 08, 2015 Antitrust, Civil & Human Rights, Consumer Rights, Employment Litigation, Governmental Representation, Intellectual Property, Investor Fraud, Personal Injury, Pharmaceutical Fraud, Sports Litigation, Whistleblower

Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords Visits Hagens Berman's Seattle Office...

Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., visited Hagens Berman's Seattle office on Aug. 3, 2015 to discuss gun control. Congresswoman Giffords, who was shot more »

Written August 03, 2015 Antitrust, Civil & Human Rights, Consumer Rights, Employment Litigation, Investor Fraud, Intellectual Property, Pharmaceutical Fraud, Personal Injury, Sports Litigation, Whistleblower

Hagens Berman Named to National Law Journal Plaintiffs' Hot List for...

Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP today was named to the National Law Journal's prestigious Plaintiffs' Hot List for the eighth year. The award is given each year to law more »

Written March 02, 2015 Personal Injury, Whistleblower, Consumer Rights, Civil & Human Rights, Antitrust, Employment Litigation, Intellectual Property, Investor Fraud, Sports Litigation, Pharmaceutical Fraud, Steve W. Berman

"Class counsel has consistently
demonstrated extraordinary skill and effort."

— U.S. District Judge James Selna, Central District of California

In re Toyota Motor Corp. Unintended Acceleration Marketing

The Plaintiffs' Hot List: The Year's Hottest Firms,
2006, 2007, 2009-2013 and 2015.

— The National Law Journal

2015 Marks the Eighth Year that Hagens Berman has been Named to the Plaintiffs' Hot List

"...the track record of Hagens Berman['s] Steve Berman is...impressive, having racked...a $1.6 billion settlement in the Toyota Unintended Acceleration Litigation and a substantial number of really outstanding big-ticket results."

— Milton I. Shadur, Senior U.S. District Judge

Naming Hagens Berman Interim Class Counsel in Stericycle Pricing MDL

"Landmark consumer cases are business as usual for Steve Berman."

— The National Law Journal

Naming Steve Berman one of the 100 most influential attorneys in the nation for the third time in a row

"If it has to do with class-action litigation,
Berman's the go-to guy."

— I. Basso, client

Source: Avvo

The firm's "innovative approaches to litigation
have earned significant recognition"

— The Law Business Insider

"[A] clear choice emerges.
That choice is the Hagens Berman firm."

— United States District Court for the Northern District of California

In re Optical Disk Drive Products Antitrust Litigation (appointing the firm lead counsel)

"All right, I think I can conclude on the basis with my five years with you all, watching this litigation progress and seeing it wind to a conclusion, that the results are exceptional..."

— Judge Hamilton, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

In re Dynamic Random Access Memory Antitrust Litigation (Hagens Berman was co-lead counsel and helped achieve the $325 million class settlement)

Recent Recognition:

Hagens Berman is a plaintiffs’ class-action law firm that helps victims of auto accidents, sports injuries, defective products, dangerous drugs and business fraud pursue their legal rights. We take on large corporations for negligence and fraud, and hold them accountable.
Our attorneys are champions of consumer rights. The size or clout of the corporations we pursue is never a deterrent to our pursuit for justice. Over the years, we have built the resources we need to thoroughly investigate these personal injury and product defect cases, and achieve the best possible outcome for our clients. Our work is consistently recognized for industry excellence.

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