Bowman and Brooke’s medical device and pharmaceutical litigation practice group of experienced trial lawyers serves as national coordinating counsel, lead trial counsel – including at bellwethers – regional, and local counsel. With a passion and drive for mastering complex medical, scientific, epidemiological, engineering and regulatory issues, we represent manufacturers in widely publicized, highly complex cases, including mass torts, involving medical devices, prescriptions, over-the-counter medications, biologics and legacy drugs. Bowman and Brooke’s lawyers deliver legal representation that is innovative, cost effective and complementary to our clients’ core business objectives.
- We understand our clients’ business needs and consistently deliver results that complement core business objectives with a proven approach that includes:
- Developing a formidable defense strategy, rooted in science and aligned with business objectives
- Coordinating a team of lawyers to implement a unified plan
- Deploying the right lawyers to efficiently work up multiple cases simultaneously
- Preparing discovery protocols and conducting large-scale document productions
- Selecting, evaluating and preparing expert witnesses nationwide
- Assessing litigation risks, and the regulatory impact of litigations and creating potential contingency plans
- Ensuring a cutting-edge and consistent legal and appellate strategy
- Trying cases to juries
Whether assessing product warnings and package inserts to meet FDA compliance, briefing and pleading appeals in federal and state courts, presenting before the JPML, arguing for early dismissals for lack of product identification, opposing class certification or heading to trial, Bowman and Brooke’s medical device and pharmaceutical team has the depth and experience necessary to critically evaluate claims and aggressively defend our Life Sciences clients.
Medical device and pharmaceutical product liability cases involve complex medical and scientific issues, and we are committed to the recruitment and development of qualified expert witnesses capable of communicating clearly to judges and juries. Translating complex medical and scientific concepts to lay juries is an area of specialty at Bowman and Brooke, due in part to our trusted network of some of the country’s foremost medical and scientific experts. With relationships cultivated over 30+ years, these experts have previously contributed to the outcome and resolution of our cases and have become invaluable resources to our defense strategy. We work hand-in-hand with nationally recognized FDA and regulatory consultants, clinical scientists, epidemiologists and warnings experts. And, we routinely recruit and prepare experts from coast to coast in the areas of drug safety, clinical trials, medical affairs and marketing, including sales representatives. To that end, we also employ a team of highly skilled nurse paralegals who provide a unique medical review of our cases.
Our team has extensive experience in arguing legal and evidence-based motions such as preemption, Daubert-related expert challenges, the Learned Intermediary Doctrine and Iqbal/Twombly pleading challenges. Additionally, our lawyers understand the regulatory process and have supported clients with supplemental reporting following clinical trial claims, documentation for PMA and 510(k) device litigation, and with regulatory filings involving inquiries relating to possible adverse events.
To help you stay ahead, we monitor regional and national filing trends, evolving case law, medical and scientific journals and emerging regulatory issues. We author articles and news alerts and make presentations on cutting edge issues. We go beyond our medical, scientific and regulatory focus to understand your business needs and conscientiously deliver results that complement your core business objectives.
We are where you need us. With 12 offices strategically located around the country, our lawyers have defended thousands of cases in 48 states, including coordinated proceedings in California, Florida, Illinois, Nevada, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.