Our lawyers represent medical device manufacturers in cases in federal and state courts across the country, including national and regional counsel representation of several clients. This work includes the defense of single claims as well as the representation of clients in MDL and other consolidated proceedings. We have handled cases involving implantable devices utilized across a range of medical specialties, including orthopedic (implantable knees, hips, fixation devices, etc.), vascular (ports, stents, catheters, etc.) and cardiac (defibrillators, pacemakers, valves, etc.), among others, as well as in connection with scores of other cases involving a variety of implantable devices and surgical tools. We also represent manufacturers of exercise, rehabilitation and durable medical equipment.
We counsel on risk avoidance and provide strategic guidance concerning informed consent documents and procedures, risk management and the host of issues presented by pre-trial and post-trial marketing studies and surveillance. In this arena, we support our clients’ regulatory and compliance obligations, representing them in government investigations and prosecutions. We also provide due diligence and other support in connection with acquisitions.
The team is supported by in-house scientists who provide technical assistance on scientific and medical issues, including the identification and analysis of relevant scientific and medical literature, and the selection and preparation of litigation experts. Closely aligned to this litigation, product development and risk avoidance work for device manufacturers, we also represent these clients in a broad range of intellectual property matters.