Welcome to Periscope Group. You’re here looking for answers and you’ve come to the right place.
Our purpose is simple: we provide support, education and if needed, we can connect you to legal counsel for those that have been injured by an unsafe drug or medical device. We’ve worked with too many patients over the past three decades whose lives have been turned upside down as a result of an unsafe drug or device. We’ve witnessed countless people who have experienced extreme pain and suffering, are unable to work, and have had to watch medical bills pile up while trying to get their lives back on track. It’s frightening and there are very few resources to turn to.
We know that as an individual, standing up to big pharmaceutical companies that gamble with people’s lives and livelihoods is scary; it seems like an impossible battle to win. However, when we join together, we have power. We have helped hundreds of thousands of consumers understand what caused their injuries and facilitated their path to financial settlement.
We believe that the situation our clients find themselves in is a symptom of a bigger problem – we lack proper checks and balances on the drugs and devices available for treatment. Because of this sad reality, we work with not only the injured and their families, but also advocacy groups and lobbyists to fight for patient rights and push for change. We passionately believe the solution to fixing this problem needs to be a collaborative effort among patients, their families, advocates, and legal counsel.
And let’s address “legal counsel” and the view that these types of cases are “frivolous”, “without merit”, and a “way for greedy lawyers to make a lot of money”.
Fact is that I have worked with lawyers for three decades, and like any industry, there are some really great lawyers that are in it for the right reasons – and some that are in it for the wrong reasons and should not be in this space. Welcome also to the Financial Sector, Politics, Journalism and the list goes on. Unfortunately it’s not just the legal space.
But without the qualified lawyers that specialize in defective drugs and products that help consumers, there would be no one fighting for them at all. So even if the lawyers get a fee at the end, they don’t get paid unless they get a successful settlement of verdict for you, which is why these cases are contingency based only.
And while lawyers may not always win a popularity contest, they also aren’t killing anyone for profit either. So at the end of the day, drug and defective device companies are running amok on our health for profit, even if it means disabling and killing countless consumers a year, because money is apparently more important than safety or our health.
Please focus on THAT being the problem – not the lawyers.
There is nothing wrong with making money. Being profitable is a good thing, but when it is more important than people’s lives and their families, make no mistake, THAT is the problem – AND there is nothing frivolous about a family’s or individuals pain and suffering when it does hit close to home.
I have seen both sides of this for 30 years and as frustrating as the system can be, the worst part is we live in these United States and there are health crimes happening every day in this country. It appears that the biggest white-collar pushers of drugs are our own publicly traded companies and seem to be beyond the law. There is no deterrent for them like jail time, or having their golden parachutes taken away, nor do their boards of directors seem to be stepping in, as they should. It’s a “trickle down” systematic problem.
So no matter how you feel about lawyers, when they are on your side and you need them, they are an essential part of the legal ecosystem and we have been lucky enough to cultivate a group of really great ones that are in this for the right reasons, financial model or not.
The pain is real. The loss of income, job, health care, love and living is real. So lets all focus on the end game here.
You know the old saying, “Don’t hate the players, hate the game”. We all hate the game and that consumers are so exposed, but it takes so much money, time and resources for people to fight back at a time when people are sick and need help. Consumers are not road kill but we’re being treated as such. That is the problem right now and we CAN’T address health care in this country until we address the FDA, how drugs are put on the market, vetted and mass marketed as well as why there are no consequences except monetary settlements which the drug companies control and dole out as they please.
We must all ask for help when we need to and shouldn’t be penalized by our doctors, employers, or drug and device companies when that time comes.
That’s why Together we must push for change before things like Opioid Addiction, Bad Products like the Transvaginal Mesh which was put in millions of women, and SO many other areas we talk about on this site before even more people are harmed.
We must demand better warnings and drug and device updates that clearly and thoroughly protect the consumer. We must ensure rigorous drug and device testing. Most of all, we must advocate for meaningful settlements so that these companies know we mean business. The legal system, FDA and pharmaceutical companies have created a complex maze that is almost impossible for the consumer to navigate… but our team of experts has the knowledge, compassion and determination to partner with you on this journey.