Troutman Sanders LLP

Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Litigation Practice

Troutman Sanders has a long-standing record of successfully defending clients in pharmaceutical and medical device litigation. We have handled high-stakes pharmaceutical and medical device litigation for over 30 years. We defend major pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers in claims involving surgical devices, orthopedic implants, cosmetic devices and prescription drugs. We have extensive expertise in handling mass tort litigation for our clients, who are among the largest and most well-known pharmaceutical and medical device companies in the world.

Our attorneys have extensive first-chair trial experience and regularly serve as national counsel and regional counsel. Our defense strategies involve an in-depth understanding of our clients’ products, processes and markets, and exceptional knowledge of the science and technologies underlying these systems. In addition to our strong litigation experience, we provide liability counseling to promote product safety and minimize future liability exposure. We analyze design and manufacturing processes; test protocols and quality assurance programs; advise on insurance coverage; draft product warnings and instructions; review warranty, disclaimer and indemnity language in vendor and customer agreements; develop programs for proper document retention and post-sale product retrofits or recalls; and ensure regulatory compliance.

We are established leaders in the bar. Several of our attorneys hold leadership positions in organizations including the American College of Trial Lawyers, Product Liability Advisory Council (PLAC), Defense Research Institute (DRI), American Bar Association Committee on Products Liability Litigation, Lawyers for Civil Justice (LCJ), and International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC).