Lightfoot combines scientific knowledge and legal skills to efficiently handle complex issues in pharmaceutical and medical device litigation.
The life sciences field is growing exponentially. Technological advancements, the access to and use of data-driven analytics, personalized medicine, regulatory changes and evolving healthcare demands are driving change in every sector of healthcare, including pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and cosmetics. These products — and the litigation surrounding them — are more complex than ever.
Successfully defending pharmaceutical, medical device and cosmetic manufacturers and distributors requires a deep knowledge of FDA regulations, compliance standards and product liability law. Effective defense also demands lawyers that are well-versed in complicated disciplines such as pharmacology, toxicology, epidemiology, medicine and biomedical engineering. Lightfoot delivers on all fronts. Because the learning curve can be steep in these complex cases, it is particularly valuable to have attorneys with the knowledge and experience to handle a range of claims with proficiency and efficiency.
For decades, Lightfoot litigators have worked hand-in-hand with leading manufacturers and top experts to develop innovative approaches to defending and trying high-stakes pharmaceutical and medical device cases. Our attorneys collaborate with a multidisciplinary team of medical professionals, scientists and forensic specialists to formulate a tailored legal approach for each unique circumstance. Our experience includes representing manufacturers and suppliers in both individual and large, multi-plaintiff litigation involving:
- Anesthesia machines
- Anticoagulant and antiplatelet medications
- Blood products
- Breast implants
- Contrast agents
- Weight-loss drugs
- Heart monitors
- Hyperactivity disorder medications
- Hypertension medications
- Imaging systems
- Infant monitors
- Intravenous pumps
- Knee and hip prostheses
- Over-the-counter medications
- Latex gloves
- Mesh products
- Prescription pain medications
- Spinal implants
We also manage mass tort cases and have the resources to adequately staff and provide the latest technology required to defend such matters.