Defective medical products, like defective prostheses or unsafe medication, can cause bodily or fatal injuries. Many of those products are not manufactured in the Netherlands. In those cases Beer advocaten works together with specialised foreign lawyers. As with medical errors, medical knowledge is required, just like close cooperation with a medical advisor.
Beer advocaten represented a large group of patients and their loved ones who had been prescribed Vioxx, a painkiller. A settlement was reached with the American manufacturer and its Dutch subsidiary. The Consumers’ Association furthermore asked our firm to represent a sizable group of patients who were victims in the high-profile Björk-Shiley heart valve affair.