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In 2013, 2016 and again in 2022, Best Lawyers selected Annesley DeGaris as Lawyer of the Year for Plaintiff Mass Tort Litigation and Class Actions. Law firms all over the country associate him in their pharmaceutical and medical device cases because of his experience in mass tort litigation. Annesley H. DeGaris is a founding partner of his law firm located in Birmingham, Alabama. He received his LL.M. from the University of Melbourne Law School in Australia, one of the top 10 law schools in the world. Annesley DeGaris earned his J.D., magna cum laude, from Cumberland School of Law and his B.S., magna cum laude, from Samford University.
Mr. DeGaris is recognized nationally for mass tort litigation involving defective medical devices and pharmaceuticals, he also has an extensive practice in personal injury and wrongful death litigation. In conjunction with his mass tort practice, he serves in leadership positions in a variety of Multidistrict Litigations and currently serves on the Plaintiffs’ Lead Counsel Committee for In Re: Stryker Rejuvenate and ABGII Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation, MDL 2441.
Personal Injury Attorneys in Alabama
Mr. DeGaris gets results for his clients throughout the nation. If you or a loved one has suffered a personal injury, Annesley DeGaris will fight for the justice you deserve. He has the knowledge and expertise to take your case from beginning to end.
We have all been there. Sometimes other drivers become distracted or fail to follow the rules of the road, they cause collisions and you might find yourself the victim of a car crash.
Due to their massive size and weight, trucks are capable of generating a tremendous amount of force. When they collide with smaller vehicles at high speeds, they can unleash massive devastation. During collisions, semi-trucks can cause serious damage to other automobiles on the road.
For many people who ride motorcycles, climbing onto the back of a bike and hitting the open road provides the greatest feeling of freedom and exhilaration. Perhaps part of the fun is the sense of risk, with little protection between you and the elements — or the pavement.
Accidents involving pedestrians spiked throughout the country during 2021. Some states experienced as high as a 22 percent increase in pedestrian fatalities. Unfortunately, when vehicle operators fail to exercise reasonable care, they can cause great injury to vulnerable cyclists and pedestrians.
Losing a loved one is a devastating experience, particularly when the loss is sudden and unexpected. If the loss is due to negligence, the grief the family experiences is compounded by anger and a sense of helplessness.
NURSING HOME ABUSE & NEGLECT
Nursing home abuse and neglect causes trauma, medical emergencies, or even death. Families put their trust and confidence in the nursing home staff only to find out loved ones have endured abuse or neglect.
Mass Tort Litigation Expertise Like No Other
In 2013, 2016 and again in 2022, Best Lawyers selected Annesley DeGaris as Lawyer of the Year for Plaintiff Mass Tort Litigation and Class Actions. Law firms all over the country associate him in their pharmaceutical and medical device cases because of his success in mass tort litigation.
Annesley H. DeGaris is a founding partner of his law firm located in Birmingham, Alabama. He received his LL.M. from the University of Melbourne Law School in Australia, one of the top 10 law schools in the world.
DeGaris Law is currently investigating cases involving premature infants (born prior to 37 weeks) who ingested Enfamil and/or Similac and were subsequently diagnosed with Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC).
GERBER BABY FOOD
Gerber has knowingly sold baby foods with high levels of arsenic, lead, cadmium, and mercury. DeGaris Law is currently investigating claims involving the childhood development of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and/or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) after consuming baby food products manufactured by Gerber.
Paraquat is a popular total-kill herbicide that has been in use since 1964. Paraquat is most often applied when planting corn, cotton, wheat, hay, soybeans, vegetables, and fruit. Exposure to Paraquat has been linked to the development of Parkinson’s.
Zantac is a popular prescription and over-the-counter drug that treats heartburn and acid reflux. It has been linked to cancers such as bladder, esophagus, liver, stomach, or pancreas.
CPAP / BiPAP
The manufacturer Philips recalled millions of CPAP and BiPAP ventilator machines. A sound abatement foam inside the machines may cause various forms of cancer and respiratory problems.
EXACTECH KNEE & ANKLE
Exactech recalled knee and ankle replacement implant systems including OPTETRAK®, OPTETRAK Logic®, and TRULIANT® tibial inserts and components, as well as VANTAGE® fixed-bearing liner components. Injuries may include osteolysis (bone loss), joint loosening, lysis, joint swelling, difficulty walking, and pain associated with polyethylene wear.
METAL ON METAL HIPS
Defective hip implant models include Stryker ABG II and Rejuvenate, Stryker LFIT V40, Zimmer M/L Taper or M/L Taper with Kinectiv Technology and Versys femoral head. Potential injuries include metallosis, ALVAL, adverse tissue reaction, pain and inflammation in tissues, pseudotumors, and elevated levels of chromium and cobalt in bloodwork.
Hernia Mesh brands such as Bard, Davol, Ethicon, Covidien, and Atrium have been linked to bowel adhesions and obstructions, seromas, granulomas, inflammation, rejections, mesh migration, mesh shrinkage, infection, and recurrence.
TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY
A traumatic brain injury suffered during a car wreck or a slip and fall can have a lasting impact on your health. DeGaris Law can help you recover the compensation you deserve to cover future expenses.
In the early 1980s, two water-supply systems on the Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune were found to be contaminated with the industrial solvents. People living on base, military members and civilians ingested and bathed in water that had been contaminated with chemicals from the base water treatment facilities and a dry-cleaning company in the area.
Consumer reports of liver function issues and gastrointestinal illness have led the vegan food delivery service, Daily Harvest, to voluntarily recall all French Lentil + Leek Crumbles on June 23, 2022. So far, the company has received almost 500 reports of illness or adverse reactions from consumers of their products.
Meet Annesley DeGaris
Mr. DeGaris graduated magna cum laude from Samford University and earned his Juris Doctor at Cumberland School of Law where he graduated magna cum laude in 1988.
After graduating from law school, Mr. DeGaris served as a law clerk to the Honorable E. B. Haltom, Jr., United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama.
He has litigated cases against major trucking companies, insurance companies, chemical manufacturers responsible for toxic spills, aircraft manufacturers, and major pharmaceutical companies.
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