Medical Devices & Pharmaceuticals

Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell attorneys have broad experience in pattern, product liability, and class action litigation for a number of companies that develop, manufacture, and market pharmaceuticals and medical devices.  This experience, together with our attorneys' varied backgrounds in science and technical fields, including chemistry, physics, and engineering, make for a winning combination in the defense of lawsuits arising from the use of pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and cosmetic implants. In addition, our attorneys have experience managing complex mass tort and multidistrict litigation involving teams of attorneys and medical experts.

WTO attorneys have extensive experience on a national, regional, and state basis with the various defenses and strategies used in the discovery and trial of pharmaceutical and medical device lawsuits, including product identification, medical causation, FDA compliance, allegations of insufficient warnings and product defects, Daubert issues, and coordination of witnesses, documents, and experts.  Our attorneys assist pharmaceutical and medical-device companies in the following kinds of litigation matters:

  • Product liability
  • Pattern litigation
  • Class actions
  • Regulatory
  • Commercial
  • Employment
  • Insurance coverage
  • Intellectual property, including copyright infringement, discovery and protection of electronic data, licensing, trade secret misappropriation