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Drug and Medical Device Litigation

Goodsill’s Drug & Medical Device Litigation Group has no equal in Hawaii for the defense of product liability actions involving drugs and medical devices. With our years of experience defending the industry in numerous actions, including complex mass tort cases and wrongful death claims, and our trial teams consisting of experienced, technologically savvy, and medically conversant lawyers, legal nurse consultant, and legal assistants, leaders in the drug and medical device industry have repeatedly turned to Goodsill to take up their defense when litigation arises in Hawaii. Examples of work for manufacturers such as Agilent (formerly Hewlett-Packard), Boston Scientific Corporation, Ciba-Geigy, C. R. Bard, Inc., Genentech, Pfizer Inc, Serono Laboratories, 3M Corporation and Wyeth include:

  • Pharmaceutical Litigation – Obtained a defense verdict in favor of the manufacturer of a seasickness patch against claims that the patch caused hallucinogenic and other adverse effects; obtained a Rule(12)(b)(6) dismissal of a claim against a SSRI manufacturer, before any discovery was completed; cost-efficiently defended a variety of pharmaceutical drugs and nutritional supplements, such as corticosteroids, human growth hormone, diet drugs and blood pressure medication.
  • Medical Devices – Earned the descriptor “defense verdict of the year” for the trial verdict in favor of a breast implant manufacturer; obtained summary judgments in favor of the manufacturer of a blood pressure monitoring device; reached successful resolutions of claims against a manufacturer of joint replacements and a penile implant manufacturer through the use of expert testimony and motions practice.
  • Mass Tort Litigation – Retained as local counsel in numerous high-profile mass tort cases, including the Diet Drug (phen-fen) litigation, Rezulin™, latex gloves and silicon breast implants. Extensive experience working with nationally coordinated litigation, including MDL proceedings.

Attorneys in Goodsill’s Drug & Medical Device Litigation Group participate regularly in the Defense Research Institute’s Drug & Medical Device committees and seminars, serve as panelists at Medmarc conferences, and contribute to publications in the field.

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