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Since the inception of product liability laws, Strasburger has handled all aspects of complex litigation for clients on a national and regional basis - including mass torts. Food, drug and medical device manufacturers call upon us to investigate areas experiencing extensive litigation and to formulate programs designed to efficiently manage litigation. Our lawyers have deep experience in directing the strategic planning, case management, and technical support necessary to manage complex mass tort litigation - whether it includes claims regarding drugs, devices, dietary supplements, cosmetics, packaged food products, toxic exposure, and other personal injury claims.
Our firm remains at the forefront in the defense of manufacturers in mass product liability cases involving the healthcare industry, including prescription drugs, silicone breast implants, orthopedic bone screws, Fen/Phen, lead, latex gloves, dietary supplements, L-tryptophan, healthcare facility fraud, and conspiracy and abuse claims against major hospital organizations and related entities.
Strasburger's team of experienced mass tort trial attorneys extends throughout Texas, including Dallas, Austin, Houston, and San Antonio, Texas.  Several key team members provide an additional cost-effective resource in unearthing vital medical and scientific facts: one of our attorneys is a licensed pharmacist and several paralegals are registered nurses. Our attorneys' backgrounds in medical and scientific fields provide the capacity, commitment, and initiative to become well-versed in the client's product and the technical subject matter.
The firm’s practice unit leaders are available to answer any questions about Strasburger’s capabilities.  To learn more about this practice area, please contact michael.walsh@strasburger.com. 
Food, Drug & Device Law
OVERVIEW
Since the inception of product liability laws, Strasburger has handled all aspects of complex litigation for clients on a national and regional basis - including mass torts. Food, drug and medical device manufacturers call upon us to investigate areas experiencing extensive litigation and to formulate programs designed to efficiently manage litigation. Our lawyers have deep experience in directing the strategic planning, case management, and technical support necessary to manage complex mass tort litigation - whether it includes claims regarding drugs, devices, dietary supplements, cosmetics, packaged food products, toxic exposure, and other personal injury claims.
Our firm remains at the forefront in the defense of manufacturers in mass product liability cases involving the healthcare industry, including prescription drugs, silicone breast implants, orthopedic bone screws, Fen/Phen, lead, latex gloves, dietary supplements, L-tryptophan, healthcare facility fraud, and conspiracy and abuse claims against major hospital organizations and related entities.
Strasburger's team of experienced mass tort trial attorneys extends throughout Texas, including Dallas, Austin, Houston, and San Antonio, Texas.  Several key team members provide an additional cost-effective resource in unearthing vital medical and scientific facts: one of our attorneys is a licensed pharmacist and several paralegals are registered nurses. Our attorneys' backgrounds in medical and scientific fields provide the capacity, commitment, and initiative to become well-versed in the client's product and the technical subject matter.
The firm’s practice unit leaders are available to answer any questions about Strasburger’s capabilities.  To learn more about this practice area, please contact michael.walsh@strasburger.com. 

EXPERIENCE
Representative matters handled by Strasburger’s food, drug, and device attorneys include the following:
  • Counsel to the world's largest generic drug manufacturer throughout Texas in all pharmaceutical litigation, including Fen-Phen, gastrointestinal and epilepsy medications.
  • Litigation counsel in the Eastern District of Texas concerning cardiac medication.
  • Regional discovery counsel for a major pharmaceutical company in connection with threatened nationwide litigation concerning a medical device.
  • National counsel for a major hospital corporation in connection with allegations of healthcare facility fraud and conspiracy and abuse claims.
  • Texas trial counsel for a latex gloves manufacturer in cases involving claims of physical impairment due to allergic reaction.
  • Lead Texas trial counsel for a manufacturer in the Fen-Phen litigation. Representation included more than 2,500 individual cases comprising more than 5,000 individual plaintiffs. Our firm played a significant role throughout Texas and nationally on science and causation issues.
  • Texas trial counsel for a foreign manufacturer and its affiliates in 91 state and federal cases alleging personal injuries from contaminated health supplements.
  • Obtained first defense verdict in Texas on behalf of a major device manufacturer in the breast implant litigation.
  • Prevented class-certification in a suit against a healthcare provider alleging exposure to viral contamination at a surgical facility.
  • Resolved docket of hepatitis "C" claims and suits against a national hospital corporation and related entities.
  • Serve as national counsel for a major hospital chain and related entities in connection with healthcare facility fraud and conspiracy and abuse claims.
  • Successfully settled price-fixing complaint by Texas Attorney General against multiple physicians.
  • Legal, investigational, and information management of potential AIDS exposure crisis for major hospital operation.
  • Legal, investigational and information management of potential infectious disease exposure crisis for multiple hospital organizations.  

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Strasburger's food, drug, and device law attorneys oversee and write The Food & Drug Law Blog.