Friday, Eldredge & Clark, has handled pharmaceutical and medical device litigation in single cases, and in multi-district litigation.  The firm has also defended governmental entity claims against manufacturers. Our lawyers have defended cases in Arkansas and throughout the country, both as local counsel and trial counsel.  Because of our vast medical malpractice experience, we are familiar with many of the medical providers, and issues, involved in these cases.

The firm represents a number of pharmaceutical and medical device companies in product liability cases, often serving as regional coordinating counsel. 

Focused on Clients

We have represented several pharmaceutical and product manufacturers, manufacturers and developers in cases involving: 

  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Hormone therapy
  • DPT vaccine
  • Oral contraceptives
  • Intrauterine devices
  • Tampons
  • Breast implants
  • Biologic, biomaterial, and device systems for musculoskeletal surgery and breast implants
  • Trauma
  • Spine Fusion
  • Pelvic and Hernia Mesh

Focused on Matters

  • Local Counsel for Pfizer Inc. and its subsidiaries in the multi-district litigation In Re: Prempro Products Liability Litigation, U.S.D.C. Eastern District of Arkansas, Case No. 4:03-cv-1507WRW.
  • Hill v. Searle, 844 F.2d 1064 (8th Cir. 1989); represented Searle Laboratories; failure to warn claim involving intrauterine device (CU7); verdict in favor of the plaintiff, $10,000.00; no appeal taken.
  • Adkinson v. GD Searle & Co., 92 F.2d (8th Cir. 1992); trial counsel for GD Searle, summary judgment granted on the statute of limitations based on when the plaintiff was aware of the probable connection between the product, intrauterine device (CU-7), and her injury; affirmed on appeal.
Kimberly D. Young
Litigation, Pharmaceutical, Medical Device Products Litigation


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