Confronting Plaintiffs Attorney Advertising Abuses

Law360 (October 28, 2019, 4:50 PM EDT) -- Attorney advertising can be an important way for some types of lawyers to increase visibility and get clients. When such advertising is combined with misleading information or scare tactics, however, there is a significant risk of real harm to an unsuspecting public.

In recent years, plaintiffs attorney advertising in pharmaceutical and medical device litigation has grown, and can be found on television, radio and the internet. Some plaintiffs firms even utilize robocalls to contact prospective clients, inquiring about the use of products subject to litigation. After concerns by key stakeholders and state action culminated in a recent public reproach by the...

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