Drug manufacturers do not have the right to take advantage of you and destroy your health.

Williams Hart & Boundas is prepared to take these corporations to trial. We will fight on your behalf for the maximum compensation you deserve.

Pharmaceutical litigation is an area of law that deals with dangerous or wrongly prescribed medicine, health products, or devices. Drug companies have an obligation to keep consumers safe from harm. As such, they should adequately warn consumers of any inherent dangers in their products. Unfortunately, however, thousands of Americans suffer illnesses or injuries due to the negligence of these companies every year. This is due to inadequate testing, improper marketing, or needlessly prescribed by a doctor. Therefore, it ultimately leads to devastating effects. Thus, it is necessary and important to expose drug companies when they knowingly put consumers in danger.

When you use a prescription drug or medical device for its intended purpose, you should not have to worry about if it will cause harm to you or your family. Unfortunately, harmful drugs and medical products frequently cause injury to unsuspecting consumers. The effects of these injuries seriously impact their lives. Thus, pharmaceutical litigation becomes the only way to receive the justice and financial support you need.

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$38 MILLION IN DAMAGES AWARDED TO CLIENT IN DEPAKOTE CASE

On May 27, 2015, a St. Louis jury added $23 million in punitive damages to A 12-year-old girl. This was in addition to the $15 million they earlier awarded to her. The reason for this award was the finding that Abbott Labs didn’t do enough to warn doctors about birth defect risks. The case is Schmidt v. Abbott, CA No. 1222-CC-0247901, Missouri Circuit Court (St. Louis).

According to court documents, after the plaintiff’s mother took the anti-seizure drug Depakote during pregnancy. The plaintiff was born with spina bifida. Spina bifida is a condition where the spinal column doesn’t close all the way when the baby is in the womb. Spina bifida may be minimal symptoms or minor physical disabilities. But severe spina bifida can lead to significant physical disabilities.

John Boundas, a partner in Williams Hart & Boundas, effectively convinced the jury that “Abbott underplayed the risk of birth defects. Abbott made it appear that Depakote had about the same level as other anti-epileptic drugs available at the time. The truth was it was the most dangerous drug available.” According to court documents, Abbott should have told doctors to try all other drugs before Depakote to patients who were women of child-bearing age.

The New England Journal of Medicine published a study in 2010 tying Depakote to increased risks of six different birth defects, including spina bifida. To learn more about the study click HERE.
We successfully won just compensation for families with children who suffered serious injuries caused by Depakote. This ensured families would have money to afford the expensive medical care in their children’s future. Together we hold companies accountable for the harm done.

ELMIRON

Elmiron is a medication prescribed to treat ​Osteoarthritis and Interstitial Cystitis (painful bladder syndrome). Elmiron has been found to cause extreme and permanent side effects, including blindness. People who have taken Elmiron should be aware of the risk of developing Pigmentary Maculopathy. The symptoms of this disorder are: ​a change of eye color, blurred vision, difficulty reading, poor light to dark adaption, dark spots in vision, straight lines appear curved, muted, less vivid colors. If you have any of these symptoms after taking this medication, give us a call. We are working hard to help victims of Elmiron.

VALSARTAN

Valsartan is a commonly prescribed blood pressure medication. It is important that users of Valsartan know that there are recalls of this drug. This recall is due to the contamination of n-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA). NDMA is a known animal carcinogen and a probable human carcinogen. NDMA has been linked to an increased risk of liver, colon, rectal, stomach, pancreatic, and kidney cancer. If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer after taking Valsartan, the attorneys at Williams Hart & Boundas will fight for you.

TALCUM POWDER

Talcum powder is a substance commonly used in cosmetic and sanitary products. It is effective in absorbing sweat and reducing body odor. However, prolonged use increases the risk of developing ovarian cancer. You should note that Ovarian cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer in women. Thus, the potential dangers posed by the use of talcum powder are of high importance. If you used a cosmetic or commercial talcum powder product and later developed ovarian cancer. You may be eligible to file a talcum powder lawsuit. If these or other situations pertain to you; contact our experienced legal team at Williams Hart & Boundas law firm. We are currently researching claims related to ovarian cancer and its link to talcum powder.

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Practice Areas

At Williams Hart & Boundas, we are dedicated to providing high-quality legal representation across various cases. Our experienced Houston attorneys are nationally recognized leaders in Personal Injury, Mass Tort, Commercial Litigation, and First-Party Insurance, ensuring that our clients receive the compensation they deserve when they've suffered harm due to someone else's negligence, dangerous products, or widespread harmful practices.

Personal Injury

We are passionate about helping victims of negligence recover compensation for their pain, inability to work, and loss of income after a traumatic accident. Our knowledgeable Houston personal injury lawyers and staff offer decades of experience handling difficult and complex cases with integrity, perseverance, and respect for the law. Whether you’re facing an individual or a powerful corporation, we are ready to confront the most challenging of opponents.

Mass Tort

Our firm has a distinguished track record in Mass Tort litigation. With years of expertise in handling complex, multi-plaintiff cases, our team of skilled attorneys has successfully represented clients in various mass tort cases, from pharmaceutical and medical device lawsuits to toxic exposure and product liability claims. We understand the unique challenges of mass tort litigation and have the resources and legal acumen to navigate through them effectively.

Commercial Litigation

Our experienced team of complex Commercial Litigation attorneys handles intricate business disputes, including contract disputes, intellectual property matters, oil and gas claims, and more. We have a proven track record of delivering successful outcomes for our clients in high-stakes, multifaceted cases. With a deep understanding of the legal complexities involved in commercial litigation, we provide strategic and tailored solutions to protect our client's interests and businesses.

First-Party Insurance

Our award-winning attorneys have been recognized as pioneers in First-Party Insurance litigation. We have successfully represented countless clients in cases involving insurance claims, coverage disputes, bad faith practices, and more. We understand the challenges policyholders face when dealing with insurance companies, and we are committed to ensuring that you receive fair treatment and the coverage you are entitled to. 

SOME OF OUR VERDICTS

$1,750,000

jury verdict against the manufacturer of a defective drug.

$76,000,000

jury verdict against the manufacturer of a defective drug.

$38,000,000

verdict against a pharmaceutical company for a child born with severe birth defects.

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Testimonials

The compassion and determination with which we’ve served our community for nearly 40 years set us apart from other law firms. More than 200,000 clients have trusted our reputation as an honest and experienced team who will stop at nothing to secure compensation for their suffering. This trust has consistently earned us top-tier recognition as a nationally acclaimed personal injury trial law firm with a proven record of success.

Kelly JoKelly Jo
07:10 14 Dec 23
I will forever be grateful that I chose the right firm for my Roundup case. From the first phone call until the verdict, I have always felt so comfortable and respected by everyone I worked with from the firm. I was represented by people who truly care about their clients and their needs and feelings. I wish there was an option to give them 1000 stars on here! They are now much more than my attorneys... I am blessed to call them my friends!
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18:05 12 Dec 23
Great experience with the attorneys and great service with Rebbeca Rois
Mele AssefaMele Assefa
01:15 26 Oct 23
Williams Hart and Boundas Law Firm is deeply committed to the well being of their clients . The Law Firm has been supporting the Ethiopian community financially and probono legal work for the community.
Yonas GuddataaYonas Guddataa
21:46 09 Oct 23
William Hart and Boundas is a Law firm dedicated to stand for their clients and fight for you .I saw it first hand with the car accident case. The Law firm does not settle for anything less than your case worth. This are Lawyers who understand their responsibility to serve the community. It's a mark of professionalism and excellence. I want to thank Jim Hart and Yosef for following up with my family member car accident case to get his Car fixed and get a settlement.
tesfaye demissietesfaye demissie
21:25 09 Oct 23
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DanielDaniel
21:17 09 Oct 23
Williams Hart and Boundas Lw firm has been consistently has been supporting the Ethiopian community for the last four years by supporting the community financially, handling car accident cases,and by providing probono legal work for the community l will let my family, friends and the community know. Highly recommend!
Marah HayesMarah Hayes
05:41 08 Jul 23
This is a great law firm. Margaret and the rest of the team were very helpful. They sat there and listened to what I had to say and took it into their own hands and handled everything. I was so glad that we got through everything and I can finally look forward to peace. I recommend everyone to take time out of their day and use this law firm! If i could give you guys a million stars then i would! Keep up the good work!
Hali JoinerHali Joiner
21:20 20 Jan 22
They handled a case for me years ago and when money came due to me recently the Wanda Ruiz did everything she could to track me down. That's amazing! I am so thankful.
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