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Drug and Device

Ice Miller has decades of experience defending drug, medical device, personal care/cosmetic and chemical manufacturers, distributors and retailers in complex, single, mass tort and class action matters pending in federal and state courts. 

We serve as national, regional, local and issue counsel in litigation involving product liability and warranty and fraud actions (including claims under various state consumer fraud acts and unfair and deceptive practices statutes) and unjust enrichment.  Our attorneys address scientific, epidemiologic and complex medical issues in class action and multi-jurisdictional litigation.  We regularly practice before the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation and have broad expertise employing creative initial and long-term procedural and substantive dispositive strategies, including strategies to limit initial discovery.  We have worked with clients' audits of products both before and after launch and also provided counseling on preventative measures and risk management to avoid or limit the need for litigation.

Ice Miller was an early pioneer in this field, founding the Firm's Drug and Device practice group long before many other firms had developed such a specialized practice.  Since then, Ice Miller has continued its pioneering efforts and our lawyers practice locally, regionally, and nationally and consult internationally on the defense of prescription and over the counter medications, medical devices and personal care/cosmetic products, as well as the defense of toxic tort actions.  Ice Miller's attorneys enjoy a national reputation in this practice area as a result of their historical and ongoing involvement in noteworthy litigation in this discipline. 

We recognize the extreme importance of providing excellent client service and a vigorous defense in a cost-efficient and creative manner, particularly at a time when our clients are facing significant financial and organizational challenges in the marketplace.  The unique and innovative strategies we employ often result in broad, swift dismissals of otherwise challenging actions.  With a deep "bench" of partners, counsel, and associates experienced in this field, Ice Miller is able to meet the demands of numerous clients without sacrificing quality, timeliness, or personal attention.  Our team-oriented environment allows nimble and efficient staffing to meet client needs.  Additionally, our long-term arrangement with part-time and full time project attorneys (many of whom were former associates at the Firm), allows us to provide increased staffing at economical rates for projects on an as-needed basis.

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