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Product Liability and Toxic Tort Litigation


Ongoing representation of a manufacturer of prosthetic knee, hip and spinal implants in lawsuits around the country including so-called “mass tort” multi-district litigation (MDL) proceedings and other coordinated national litigation.
Ongoing representation of major corporations in cases involving diverse pharmaceutical and medical device products such as contact lenses, contraceptive patches, pediatric painkillers, quinolone antibiotics, and migraine medication in lawsuits in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.  
Service as Special Assistant Attorney General representing the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in connection with all claims arising from the alleged “sick building” status of the “Ruggles Center,” the former home of the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles. These matters involved extensive personal injury and property damage claims arising from alleged illnesses at the building in question, along with a thirty million dollar claim against the Commonwealth for breach of its lease agreements. After several years of litigation, the matters were successfully resolved with a multi-million dollar payment to the Commonwealth.
Represented medical device manufacturer in a multi-district product liability litigation involving over 250 plaintiffs. Managed team of associates in the review and production of over four million pages of documents contained in an Electronic Reading Room.
A jury defense verdict for a large printing company on a multi-million dollar claim arising from allegations of widespread hazardous exposure to lead dust.
Represent medical device company in a multi-district product liability litigation involving recalled device. Member of team responsible for analysis of the science, retention of expert witnesses, analysis of company documents and developing narrative themes for company witnesses.