The pharmaceutical and medical device industries are highly regulated, subject to intense government scrutiny, vulnerable to product liability lawsuits and often suffer from negative or misleading media coverage.

Faced with these challenges, U.S. and international drug and medical device companies, contract research organizations and biotech businesses rely on Segal McCambridge to assert and defend their interests in and out of court, delivering comprehensive guidance on managing their day-to-day operations.

What We Do

Segal McCambridge lawyers serve as lead defense counsel, national coordinating counsel and special counsel, defending drug and medical device cases throughout the country in state and federal courts at both the trial and appellate levels.

From single-plaintiff product liability and personal injury lawsuits to consolidated proceedings, concurrent federal and state litigation, multi-district litigation, class actions and mass tort litigation, we successfully resolve cases involving branded and generic prescription drugs and medical devices.

With a particular skill at litigating product liability defense matters, our lawyers defend cases involving every manner of drugs and medical devices, including:

  • Antidepressants
  • Blood thinners
  • Critical care devices
  • Diet drugs
  • Durable medical equipment (DME)
  • Ephedra
  • Gemfibrozil
  • Heart medications
  • Hormone replacement therapy
  • Human cadaver tissue
  • Infusion pumps
  • Implanted ports/catheters
  • Intra-uterine pressure catheter
  • Latex gloves allergy
  • Pain medications
  • Phenylpropanolamine (PPA)
  • Surgical equipment, instruments and implants

We also defend companies against claims involving clinical trials and wrongful death allegations.

Who We Serve

  • Biotech companies
  • Contract research organizations
  • Medical device distributors
  • Medical device manufacturers
  • Prescription, OTC, generic and brand name drug manufacturers

How We Do It

Well in advance of any incident, our attorneys strategize with our clients to assess and manage risks in the regulatory arena, leveraging our deep understanding of food and drug laws and the evolving regulatory framework impacting pharmaceuticals and medical devices.

We are the firm to call when life sciences matters are headed for the courtroom, however clients also trust us to resolve matters favorably through arbitration, mediation and negotiated settlement.




Mitchell P. Morinec

Shareholder Chicago, IL

Mike A. Cohen

Associate Los Angeles, CA

Jill M. Felkins

Shareholder Chicago, IL

Lee J. Hurwitz

Shareholder Chicago, IL

Matthew D. Kelly

Shareholder Chicago, IL

Joseph L. Kish

Shareholder Chicago, IL

Mandy Kolodkin

Shareholder Indianapolis, IN

Aleida M. Mielke

Shareholder Fort Lauderdale, FL

Paul D. Motz

Shareholder Chicago, IL

Christopher P. Norton

Shareholder Los Angeles, CA

Christina M. Putman

Shareholder Chicago, IL

Jeffrey Singer

Of Counsel Chicago, IL