Gregory J. Bubalo is a nationally recognized trial lawyer who has successfully litigated complex high-profile product liability and personal injury cases.
Bubalo founded Bubalo Law PLC in 2004 with a mission to take on tough cases and fight for individuals who have been harmed by dangerous prescription drugs, unsafe medical devices, and catastrophic accidents.
Based in Louisville, Kentucky, Bubalo has compiled an impressive record of major victories for plaintiffs across the U.S., primarily in complex tort cases involving defective pharmaceuticals. He is motivated by compassion for clients who have been harmed by the greedy and the careless and need a strong advocate to help them seek justice and rebuild their lives.
In 2008, he served as co-counsel in a New Jersey case in which a jury returned a $3-million verdict for a woman who had suffered pulmonary hypertension after taking Pondimin, a fenfluramine anti-obesity drug produced by Wyeth. Bubalo had argued that the defendant company had intentionally concealed from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) knowledge of the drug’s harmful effects. The jury agreed.
The following year, he was trial counsel in another case against Wyeth in Los Angeles involving a diet drug that caused as a side-effect a young lawyer to suffer the deadly disease from primary pulmonary hypertension (PPH). PPH is a deadly lung disease that is usually fatal. The case was resolved favorably to the parties’ satisfaction during the trial.
In another case against Wyeth, Bubalo recorded a $4-million compensatory judgment in 2012 from a Connecticut jury who found that the defendant company had “misrepresented the risks and benefits of Prempro” to a physician who had treated a woman who had developed breast cancer as a result. The Connecticut Court in this case as recently as August 5, 2013, added an award against Wyeth of $1,769,932.04, based on Plaintiffs’ attorney’s fees and costs. Thus, the total judgment amounted to $5,769,932.04.
Bubalo’s approach to helping personal injury clients is informed by a personal understanding of the difficulties that people face after serious accidents. While in college, Bubalo lost his brother in a car accident. Bubalo himself was injured in the side-impact accident in which another motorist ran a red light and struck his car, causing it to overturn. He suffered a concussion and had to crawl out the window the vehicle. He credits the seat belt he was wearing with preventing him from having a broken neck in the rollover accident.
From his own experience, Bubalo recognizes that accident victims may not always understand the extent of their injuries or be a good judge of whether they need medical treatment. He said accident victims should accept emergency treatment if a first responder suggests that it is necessary and should still seek a medical evaluation if emergency care is not needed.
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