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Pharmaceutical and medical device disputes


Meet the team

Offering market-leading knowledge in pharmaceutical and medical device disputes

Our pharmaceutical and medical devices disputes team offers market-leading legal knowledge and a highly strategic approach to doing business in this innovative and dynamic sector.

Our pharmaceutical and medical devices group consists of more than 70 lawyers who devote their practices to the healthcare industry and act as partners to pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers of all sizes in contentious proceedings before the courts and regulatory authorities—including individual cases, consolidated cases, and multi-district litigations.

Our litigators have extensive trial experience and the industry knowledge to handle litigation and regulatory cases on a national, regional and local level.  Our pharmaceutical and medical device lawyers can provide integrated advice on both domestic and cross-border matters.

Learn more about our pharmaceutical device experience

Norton Rose Fulbright has acted for pharmaceutical and medical device companies as:

  • bellwether trial counsel in numerous cases across the country
  • management counsel in multi-district litigation (MDLs) and state-coordinated proceedings
  • national coordinating counsel and regional counsel throughout the US and Canada, including cross-border coordination
  • pre-trial discovery counsel through trial to post-verdict appeals
  • counsel in False Claims Act cases and criminal and civil trials and appeals
  • managing discovery counsel creating cost-effective strategies
  • trial and regulatory team leaders
  • settlement strategy counsel

Additionally, Norton Rose Fulbright’s pharmaceutical and medical devices disputes team counsels clients in litigation readiness, settlement/mediation programs, clinical trials, Attorneys General investigations, internal investigations and Medicare secondary payor issues.

Representative pharmaceutical products

  • anti-arrythmic drugs
  • anti-depressant drugs
  • anti-diabetic drugs
  • anti-epilepsy drug
  • anti-inflammatory drugs
  • arthritis medication
  • appetite suppressants
  • birth control patches
  • cholesterol-lowering drugs
  • colonoscopy preparation pills
  • DES antibiotic
  • factor concentrates
  • heart implant drugs
  • homeopathic medicines
  • Parkinson’s and restless leg syndrome medication
  • MRI dyes
  • oral contraceptives
  • osteoporosis drugs
  • over-the-counter cough-cold medicines
  • pediatric vaccines
  • stomach acid reducing drugs
  • weight loss supplements

Representative medical devices

  • ablation devices
  • bedside monitors
  • birth control devices
  • blood collection tubes
  • breast implants
  • catheters
  • CT scanner
  • defibrillator leads
  • denture adhesives
  • hip and knee implants
  • hearing aids
  • hospital sterilizing equipment
  • intra-aortic balloon catheters
  • intrauterine device
  • Lap-band
  • latex gloves
  • liposuction equipment
  • needles
  • orthopedic rods and nails
  • pacemakers
  • pedicle screws
  • pelvic mesh
  • polypectomy snares
  • stints
  • urinary slings and meshes

Product liability litigation awards

  • Chambers USA, Nationwide: Product Liability & Mass Torts, Chambers & Partners, 2015
  • Legal 500 US, Nationwide: Product Liability and Mass Tort Defense: Automotive/Transport, The Legal 500, 2015
  • Legal 500 US, Nationwide: Product Liability and Mass Tort Defense: Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices, The Legal 500, 2015
  • Legal 500 US, Nationwide: Product Liability and Mass Tort Defense: Toxic Tort, The Legal 500, 2015