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:

NAME DATE PRACTICE AREA(S) STATUS
Nexium Antitrust 01/25/13 Antitrust Litigation, Pharmaceutical Fraud Active
Ranbaxy Inc. 05/12/15 Antitrust Litigation, Pharmaceutical Fraud Active
SkinMedica 03/19/14 Pharmaceutical Fraud Settled
AstraZeneca Nexium Marketing 01/25/05 Pharmaceutical Fraud Settled
Celebrex/Bextra Fraud 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 Antitrust Litigation, Pharmaceutical Fraud Settled
Pharmaceutical Average Wholesale Price Litigation - Governmental Representation, Pharmaceutical Fraud Settled
Vytorin/Zetia 01/17/08 Pharmaceutical Fraud Settled
Prograf Antitrust 06/03/11 Antitrust Litigation, Pharmaceutical Fraud Settled
Flonase Antitrust 07/03/08 Antitrust Litigation, Pharmaceutical Fraud Settled
CVS Generic Drug Charges 02/01/16 Pharmaceutical Fraud Active
Insulin Overpricing 02/02/17 Consumer Rights, Pharmaceutical Fraud Active
Velcade Overcharging 03/30/17 Pharmaceutical Fraud, RICO Active
Lipitor Antitrust 09/10/12 Antitrust Litigation, Pharmaceutical Fraud Active
Effexor XR Antitrust 02/08/12 Antitrust Litigation, Pharmaceutical Fraud Active
Celebrex Antitrust 07/01/14 Antitrust Litigation, Pharmaceutical Fraud Active
Allergan Restasis Antitrust 11/17/17 Antitrust Litigation, Pharmaceutical Fraud Active
Zetia Antitrust 01/16/18 Antitrust Litigation, Pharmaceutical Fraud Active

Pharmaceutical Fraud Resource Library:

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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 those 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.

Dedication

Dedication

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

Real Results

Real Results

We achieve results, and our track record proves it. Hagens Berman finds ways to return real value through pioneering cases and new strategies to combat sexual harassment.

Pharmaceutical Fraud Blog Posts:

Whistleblower News: Hospice Fines, Pharma Lobbyists

"Haven knowingly submitted false claims to the Medicare and Medicaid programs for medically unnecessary hospice care for certain patients who had lengths of stays greater than three years,"... more »

Written February 02, 2018 Whistleblower, Pharmaceutical Fraud

MVP: Hagens Berman's Steve Berman

Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP's Steve Berman has had a stellar year, settling multiple class actions against big entities like the NCAA and U.S. Soccer and litigating suits against... more »

Written December 13, 2017 General

The CFPB Does Its Job. Will Congress Let It Stand?

It is 775 pages long. I have not read all of it. But I know this: it is a great win for consumers. more »

Written July 25, 2017 General

NDCA Names New Lawyer Representatives, Including Hagens Berman's Peter...

From the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California: The Court is pleased to announce the selection of six new Lawyer Representatives to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Council.... more »

Written November 03, 2016 Investor Fraud, General

"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 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

Hagens Berman has been featured
on the Plaintiffs' Hot List eight times

— The National Law Journal

The NLJ's List of the Year's Hottest Firms

"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

lbishow.com

"[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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