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Dangerous Drugs And Defective Medical Devices: Seeking Justice And Accountability Through Litigation

Trust. It is extremely important when it comes to medical procedures, prescription medication and consumer products. You trust that the medicine or medical device your doctors use when treating you will make you better, not worse. You trust that the products you use at work and in your household are safe for you and your family. As a patient or consumer, you put your trust in the negligent companies that design and manufacture these defective drugs, products and devices. If you believe you have suffered serious injuries because of a dangerous drug, toxic product or defective medical device/implant, you need to consult with an experienced attorney as soon as possible.

At The Gori Law Firm, our attorneys have the complex litigation knowledge that is necessary to pursue your case. With a national reputation for excellence, you can rest assured that your case will be handled professionally, efficiently and effectively. With two locations in the St. Louis area, and several others throughout the U.S., our law firm handles cases nationwide.


All of our mass tort cases are personally reviewed by the head of our mass torts group Attorney Beth Gori-Gregory to determine if our firm may be able to assist you with your case.

Beth Gori-Gregory

Beth Gori-Gregory

Attorney Beth Gori-Gregory is the leader of the Gori Law Firm mass torts group. Ms. Gori-Gregory is a member of the American Bar Association, Illinois Bar Association, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Missouri Bar Association, National Trial Lawyers, American Association for Justice, Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, National Asbestos Mesothelioma Trial Lawyers, and the Madison County Bar Association. Honors and awards include recognition by Super Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers Top 100 and Lawyers of Distinction – Personal Injury.

Samira Khazaeli

Samira Khazaeli

Samira Khazaeli attended the University of Illinois and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Advertising in 2009. After graduation, she attended law school at Washington University School of Law. Throughout her time in law school, Ms. Khazaeli clerked for the Madison County State's Attorney's Office in the Traffic/Misdemeanor Division and the Juvenile Abuse and Neglect Division.

After graduating from Washington University, Ms. Khazaeli worked as a prosecutor for the Madison County State's Attorney's Office. During her time as a prosecutor, she prosecuted cases involving crimes against children in the Children's Justice Division.

Amy Gabriel

Amy Gabriel

Amy Gabriel attended the University of Illinois for her undergraduate degree in Business Administration. Ms. Gabriel graduated with her J.D. from St. Louis University School of Law.From 2002 through 2015, Ms. Gabriel worked as a prosecutor for the Madison County State's Attorney's Office, where her focus and trial experience was based on prosecution of felony child abuse and other violent crimes. During her tenure as an Assistant State's Attorney, Ms. Gabriel was appointed as Chief of the Children's Justice Division in 2013.

Ms. Gabriel continues to fight for justice now on behalf of workers and families affected by asbestos exposure and other dangerous products. Ms. Gabriel serves on the Board of Directors for the Madison County Child Advocacy Center and was elected to serve as a Library Trustee for the Glen Carbon Centennial Library.

Helping Victims Of Dangerous And Defective Medical Devices Seek Justice

When medical devices fail, the results can be catastrophic — and sometimes deadly. The market for medical products has grown rapidly in recent years. That growth has led to some impressive innovations, but also to an increase in dangerous and defective medical equipment. In the rush to get a new product into the market, medical device manufacturers may fail to perform proper testing or may ignore warning signs until it is too late. The people who receive these products may suffer substantial pain, additional surgeries, infections, illness and even death.

Doctors are supposed to warn patients of the potential risks of surgery. Many people sit down with their doctors before a surgery and discuss the benefits and risks of a procedure. That discussion may or may not include information about the danger of a defective medical device. Few patients read the instructions or labels associated with the device they are going to receive. We trust that any device being implanted in us has been tested and proven safe. Many people would be surprised to learn how many defective medical devices are released every year. A medical device does not have to be recalled to support a negligence claim. That said, dozens of devices every year are found to be defective and/or dangerous. For the victims and their families, defective medical devices can mean extensive medical expenses, loss of function, pain and, potentially, death.

At The Gori Law Firm, our experienced lawyers have the knowledge and drive to protect the victims of defective medical devices. From our multiple office locations — including offices in Madison County, Illinois, and St. Peters, Missouri — we handle cases across the nation.

Holding Drug Manufacturers Legally Accountable For Dangerous Drugs And The Harm They Cause

The pharmaceutical industry is a massive and growing economic force. A relatively small number of companies make a substantial percentage of the medications taken in the United States. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), these companies use one-third of their sales revenue on marketing. More and more, the medical field is turning to drugs as the primary treatment option. Releasing the "next big thing" in the pharmaceutical world could be worth hundreds of millions of dollars to the drug maker.

In some cases, a manufacturing defect can make a normally safe drug dangerous for human consumption and the damage can be widespread. Prescription and over-the-counter drugs may be recalled under these circumstances. Not all dangerous drugs are recalled, however. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) may discover that a drug has the potential to cause harm and force the drugmaker to include a warning label. The victims of these drugs may still have a right to compensation despite the absence of a recall. Unsafe products injure or kill thousands of people per year. Holding drug companies responsible for this harm is vital to protecting the public. At The Gori Law Firm, our dangerous drug lawyers work hard to get compensation for the victims of defective pharmaceuticals.

We Understand Pharmaceutical And Medical Device Cases

You have an expectation that the medical device or drug used to improve your symptoms is safe. If you believe that you have been injured because of one of these drugs or devices, you need to talk to one of our lawyers right away to learn about your rights. Our attorneys will work hard to hold the manufacturers of these drugs/devices accountable when their products cause individuals harm. Some of the claims we handle or have handled in the past include:

Dangerous Drugs: Defective Devices:
Hair Relaxers
3M Combat Earplugs
Bard PowerPort
Hip Implants
Hernia Mesh
IVC Filters
Talcum Powder

We Take Drug And Device Cases Nationwide — Get Your Free Case Review Today

If you have a claim to pursue because you were injured by a defective medical device, a faulty implant or a recalled drug, we would like to help you. Please review our active practice areas to see if we are currently handling cases against the manufacturer of the drug, product or device that harmed you then fill out a case evaluation. Our team will review the details of your potential case and respond within 24 hours.

Whether you live in Madison County, Illinois, the St. Louis area or anywhere in the U.S., we can help. In fact, we have a national reputation for excellence, experienced attorneys and personal service, all on a contingent fee basis, which means that we only collect fees if we recover damages for you.

Reasons To Hire

  1. Our Mission is Excellence
  2. Thorough and diligent review and analysis of your case
  3. Proven Track Record
  4. Excellent Legal Representation
  5. Attention to Detail
  6. Dedication to our Craft
  7. Access to Leading Experts
  8. Updates on Litigation
  9. Concern for Your Well-being as well as Your Legal Rights
  10. No Fee Unless You Recover


      I have several years’ experience working with various law firms, so I can state without any reservations that the staff at The Gori Law Firm is very professional, efficient, responsive and a pleasure to work with.

- R.H.


The team at The Gori Law Firm fights hard for clients, working to get the compensation and the settlement they deserve, obtaining over $3 billion in verdicts and settlements for our clients.


With over 100 years of combined legal experience, we guide our clients through the litigation process by addressing questions and concerns and about the outcome every step of the way.

Team Approach

We are more than just experienced attorneys: our team is also made up of highly trained paralegals and professionals specially trained to deal with the demands of these complex cases.

Faster Trial Dates

We know that obtaining funds in a timely manner will help cover medical expenses. The Gori Law Firm works quickly to recover funds and secure the earliest possible trial dates on our client's behalf.

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