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We know the pharmaceutical and medical device industries and the laws relating to these industries. We know the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, the Radiation Control for Health and Education Act, the Safe Medical Devices Act, the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act, the Nutrition Labeling and Education Act, the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act, the Prescription Drug Marketing Act, the Medical Device Amendments, the Dietary Supplement and Non-Prescription Drug Consumer Protection Act, and other laws impacting our clients in these industries. We have defended litigation involving a wide variety of drug products, medical devices and implants, and we have counseled clients on how to avoid litigation in the first place. Our attorneys also are experienced in multidistrict litigation and class actions at both the state and federal level.

We have successfully defended significant consumer class actions involving products such as diet supplements and wheelchairs. We have successfully represented clients and acted as lead counsel in a number of national and statewide proceedings, including:

  • Latex Glove Multidistrict Litigation
  • Orthopedic Bone Screw Multidistrict Litigation
  • Litigation involving algae-containing nutritional supplements 
  • Numerous Pennsylvania lawsuits involving pharmaceuticals and chemical substances such as diethylstilbestrol, prednisone, and isocyanates

Additionally, Schnader attorneys have filed amicus briefs in various appellate courts in pharmaceutical cases.

Schnader’s regional and national practice provides distinct advantages to our clients in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries. We have an extensive network of sophisticated and experienced local counsel contacts across the country. We also have developed a comprehensive list of experts and consultants in a variety of relevant disciplines, including the biological, chemical, statistical, and pharmaceutical sciences. We have the capacity and experience to handle litigation at any level.