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Kutak Rock has extensive experience coordinating, managing and developing the defense of claims for pharmaceutical products and medical devices on behalf of companies throughout the country. Handling these matters requires a critical understanding of the regulations imposed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), in addition to a complete understanding of product liability laws in various jurisdictions. Specifically, with regard to pharmaceutical and medical device representation, Kutak Rock’s experience includes:

  • National management and coordination of pharmacy malpractice claims and pharmacy product liability claims for one of the world’s largest retailers.
  • Regional coordination of fen-phen claims in 12 states.
  • Defense of gadolinium contrast agents in California.
  • Experience defending mass torts involving pharmaceuticals, including Baycol, fen-phen, Lotronex, phenylpropanolamine (PPA) and Rezulin.
  • Experience defending claims for medical devices, including operating room equipment, dental and surgical implants, intubation devices, prosthetics, dialysis systems, pedicle screws and titanium rods.

Through these engagements, Kutak Rock has identified and developed defense strategies and expert opinions in pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, toxicology, oncology, histology, public health, respiratory therapy, industrial hygiene, pulmonology, pathology, human factors, safety engineering, exposure limits, regulatory history and related fields.