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PRACTICES & INDUSTRIES

While our firm is best known for defending automobile manufacturers, our lawyers counsel an array of Global 500 and internationally-based clients in high-stakes, national litigation in a range of industries.

Medical Device and Pharmaceutical

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Bowman and Brooke's Medical Device and Pharmaceutical Litigation practice includes nearly two dozen experienced trial lawyers serving as national coordinating counsel; lead trial counsel, including at bellwethers; regional; and local counsel in a wide range of cases across the country, including some of today's most high-profile mass tort litigation. With a passion and drive for mastering complex medical, scientific, epidemiological, engineering and regulatory issues, Bowman and Brooke's lawyers deliver legal representation that is innovative and cost-conscious.

Our experience includes developing a formidable defense strategy aligned with your business objectives; serving as national coordinating counsel to implement a unified plan with the bandwidth to deploy a team of lawyers working up multiple cases at once; preparing discovery protocols and conducting large-scale document productions; preparing company witnesses for depositions and trial testimony; assessing litigation risks and the regulatory impact of litigation; ensuring a cutting-edge and consistent legal and appellate strategy; and, of course, trying cases before juries.

CASE RESULTS DEPEND UPON A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE. CASE RESULTS DO NOT GUARANTEE OR PREDICT A SIMILAR RESULT IN ANY FUTURE CASE.
  • Oct 04, 2016
    October 14, 2016, CA
    Firm Chairman Paul Cereghini commented in Law360 following a class certification denial involving Breg, Inc.'s cold therapy devices. In Stacey Lucas et al. v. Breg Inc. et al., plaintiffs sought a nationwide class certification alleging that Breg, Inc. provided false and misleading instructions regarding the use of its Polar Care 500 device. 
  • Apr 21, 2016
    Orange County, CA
    During a trial in the Superior Court of California, County of Orange, a judge granted a motion of non-suit in favor of Breg, Inc. in a case involving a Breg Pain Care 3000 pain pump. William Stovall v. Breg, Inc., Superior Court of California, for the County of Orange – Civil Complex Center, Case No. 37-2011-00059728, Judge William Claster presiding.
  • Mar 15, 2015
    In McKenna v. Breg, Inc., No. G048732, 2015 WL 917827 (Cal. Ct. App. 2015), a California appellate court upheld a jury verdict for device maker Breg, Inc. in February of 2013, after a three and a half week trial in the Superior Court for the State of California for the first bellwether case in the California infusion pump JCCP to go to trial, a jury returned a complete defense verdict in favor of Breg, Inc. Plaintiffs alleged that Breg was negligent and strictly liable for providing inadequate warnings with its Pain Care 3000 infusion pump.
  • Feb 06, 2013
    California

    Breg, Inc. received a decisive win on February 6, 2013 in the first bellwether case in the California infusion pump JCCP to go to trial.

  • Jul 02, 2012
    After two days of deliberations in pain pump case, the judge ordered a mistrial.
  • September 25, 2017
    Speaking Engagement
    Firm Vice Chair Kim Schmid will present at the American Conference Institute's 22nd Annual Conference on Drug and Medical Device Litigation in New York. Kim will participate in a panel discussion on third-party litigation funding on December 5th, 2017.
  • August 14, 2017
    News
    Minneapolis Partners Michael Carey and Barry Koopmann were recognized in Benchmark Litigation's 2017 "Under 40 Hot List." This is the second list issued by Benchmark awarding the achievements of the nation's most accomplished legal partners of the age of forty or younger.
  • June 12, 2017
    Articles
    Bowman and Brooke has been recognized by UK-based The Legal 500 for Product Liability, Mass Tort, and Class Action Defense excellence across multiple practice areas, including Motor Vehicles, Life Sciences, and Consumer Products. The firm saw significant gains in this year’s rankings; the Life Science practice landed in Band One for the first time and Consumer Products rose to Band Three, up from last year’s Band Four placement.
  • April 25, 2017
    Articles

    Austin Partner Randall Christian was interviewed and quoted in a Law360 analysis piece regarding the increased role of juries in drug labeling cases. Read his comments in the article, "GSK Trial Shows Jury's New Role in Drug Labeling Cases."

  • October 13, 2016
    Webinars

    The 3D printing boom in the last several years has sweeping implications for the future of pharmaceuticals and medical devices. With the enormous potential 3D printed products have in the life sciences, there are equally as many unknowns regarding risk and liability throughout the supply chain.

Integrated Services

In addition to providing stellar legal counsel, we integrate our provision of other key services with the work of our legal teams. The result? Highly effective and efficient client service.

The Legal 500

Lauding the firm's "deep experience handling high-profile cases and class actions,"The Legal 500 ranks Bowman and Brooke as a top-tier firm in Automotive/Transport, Medical Device and Pharmaceutical and a recommended firm in Consumer Products.