Medical Devices & Pharmaceuticals
DEFENDING INNOVATIVE PRODUCTS
Cases involving medical devices and pharmaceutical medications need a legal team with an in-depth understanding of the industry’s challenges and regulations. Our attorneys are well versed in regulatory compliance and have tried cases involving complex medical litigation in courts across the country. We have successfully defended medical devices used for permanent birth control, knee and hip replacements, IVT filters, and surgical tools.
We have also successfully defended pharmaceutical medications used to help with hormone replacement therapy, cholesterol, diabetes, acid reflux, and pain management. We have the experience and capability to serve in a variety of roles such as national, regional, and trial counsel. We have also been science captains, worked with experts and company witness, and selected bellwether cases. From initial compliance investigations and pleadings, through discovery and trial, we help you navigate each step in the defense of your medical device or pharmaceutical product.
- EFSMM attorneys represented a leading pharmaceutical company in state and federal product liability litigation related to hormone therapy and breast cancer. Our attorneys were trial counsel, corporate witness and science team leads.
- EFSMM attorneys represented a leading pharmaceutical company in state and federal court cases regarding allegedly defective IUDs. Our attorneys were key members of the trial, corporate witness, and science teams.
- EFSMM attorneys represented a pharmaceutical company in defense of an anti-diabetic drug against bladder cancer claims. Our attorneys were trial counsel and obtained one of the only defense verdicts in this mass action.
- EFSMM attorneys represented a major medical device company in consolidated state court cases regarding an allegedly defective permanent contraceptive device. Our attorneys were part of the strategy, corporate witness, science, and trial teams.
Contact a Team Leader
For more information regarding Defense of Medical Devices and Pharmaceuticals, please contact our team leaders Kelly Evans and Chad Fears
Duke University (J.D., with honors; M.A., Philosophy, 1994) University of Utah (B.A., 1991)
Supreme Court of Nevada Supreme Court of Colorado Supreme Court of Indiana United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
One of the founding partners of EFSMM, Chad Fears’ practice focuses on product liability cases with an emphasis on medical devices and pharmaceuticals. He has defended major pharmaceutical companies regarding their medications for hormone therapy, diabetes, high cholesterol, and varies birth control products. He has been a member of strategy, company witness, expert, and trial teams in these litigations. Chad also litigates cases involving mass and toxic torts, consumer products and business disputes. Chad knows how to develop themes and strategies that will lead to success in resolving the litigation, whether at motion practice or at trial.
J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University (J.D. 1999)
Magna cum laude
Order of the Coif
Brigham Young University (B.A. with University Honors, 1996)
B.A. – Political Science, B.A. – French
Thesis – Moderation in the Federalist: A Modern Republican Virtue
Supreme Court of Nevada
District of Columbia Court of Appeals
United States District Court, District of Nevada
United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
Defense Research Institute
International Association of Defense Counsel
Honor Roll, Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada
Mountain States Super Lawyers, Products (2019-2023)
Legal Elite/Top Rank Attorneys, Nevada Business Magazine (2012-2022)