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Pharmaceutical & Medical Device

For over four decades, Baker Sterchi has enjoyed nationwide success defending the interests of many of the world’s most prominent pharmaceutical and medical device companies. We have earned the trust of our clients by offering innovative solutions to the complex legal challenges encountered by the pharmaceutical and medical device industries. In doing so, we have gained a reputation for efficiently and cost-effectively managing and resolving matters in the industry.

We have served as national, regional and local counsel for a range of companies in mass tort cases and multi-district litigation.  We have successfully represented companies in multi-district, class action and consolidated litigations across the country, including in Arkansas, California, Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, West Virginia and more.  With a staff of skilled trial attorneys and nurses, we have tremendous experience unearthing dispositive facts and dissecting complicated medical concepts and legal issues.

Our depth of experience enables us to identify the nuances of each legal problem and develop creative solutions to solve those problems in ways that support our clients’ business objectives.  In some instances, strategic settlements are the best approach, and in others hard-nosed litigation, trial, or another approach is a more effective means of achieving the legal and business goals of a client.  Our attorneys are experienced in identifying and executing the best approach for each litigated matter.

Our attorneys have successfully represented manufacturers of a number of pharmaceutical drugs, including those used for:

  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Blood Pressure
  • Cholesterol
  • Contrast imaging
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Diagnostic imaging
  • Hormone replacement therapy
  • Migraines
  • Psychosis

We have also defended companies that manufacture a wide variety of medical devices, including:

  • Cardiac and uterine ablation devices
  • Cardiac leads
  • Cardiac resynchronization therapy devices 
  • Catheters
  • Feeding tubes
  • Guidewires
  • Heart valves
  • Hip replacements
  • Hysteroscopic microinsert devices
  • Implantable cardioverter defibrillators
  • Kidney stone retrieval systems
  • Knee replacements
  • Laparoscopic staplers
  • Neurovascular devices
  • Pacemakers
  • Pelvic organ prolapse products
  • Spinal cord stimulators and leads
  • Stents
  • Urinary devices

Although we are litigators, we also have significant experience guiding pharmaceutical and medical device companies through other legal and regulatory challenges.  Beyond litigation, our attorneys are experienced at providing advice to clients on crisis management, internal and external communications, quality-system controls and regulatory issues, including skillfully preparing witnesses for appearances before regulatory authorities and advising clients about product labeling, product marketing, product recalls, and returning products to the market.

Members of the practice group are active in the pharmaceutical and medical device committees of the ABA, DRI, FDCC and IADC, and have repeatedly been recognized for excellence in pharmaceutical and product liability work in publications such as Best Lawyers, Chambers USA, International Who’s Who, LMG Life Sciences and Super Lawyers. More importantly, our clients give us outstanding marks on the effectiveness, quality and efficiency of our services, as well as our overall value, during client feedback interviews.