For over 25 years Morris Polich & Purdy has specialized in pharmaceutical, medical device, biotechnology and nutritional supplement representation. Our attorneys and support staff have vast depth and experience in this ever-evolving and expanding field. Our experience is diverse, ranging from service as national counsel in mass-tort litigation involving thousands of plaintiffs, to the handling of a single action involving a single plaintiff. Our clients are equally diverse, including an array of Fortune 500 companies with numerous products lines, as well as newer companies with only one marketed product. In addition to litigation, we provide our clients with counseling and risk management services. Over the years we have developed a network of lawyers throughout the U.S. and Europe who are available to assist our clients in Life Science matters.
For pharmaceutical companies, for example, we have handled matters involving clinical trials, marketed prescription and non-prescription medicines and active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) for the treatment of disorders including, arthritis, depression, psychosis and other mental health conditions, pain, inflammation, diabetes, hormonal disorders, infections, obesity, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, osteoporosis, pancreatic disorders, and a variety of other diseases, as well as bowel cleansing solution, cold medications, appetite suppressants, and herbal and nutritional supplements.
Our experience with medical devices is equally broad. We have represented clients in cases involving robotics, silicone breast implants, intraocular lenses, dental implants, human and animal tissue processing and implantation, dermal fillers, latex gloves, lasers, internal and external cardiac devices, heart pumps, radiation and x-ray devices, spinal stabilization devices, life support monitors, apnea monitors, surgical warming devices, respirators, microcatheters, infusion pumps, orthopedic devices, obstetric devices, prosthetic devices, cold therapy devices, surgical instruments, surgical adhesives, wheelchairs, RF and hydrothermal ablation devices, neurostimulators, stents, contact lens disinfecting solutions, occlusion balloon catheters, cochlear implants, physical therapy equipment, and other diagnostic equipment.
In the biotech field, we have provided counseling and litigation services to the leading biotech companies in the country, regarding medicines that treat a variety of diseases, such as arthritis, as well as conditions that affect the blood and internal organs.
In the field of nutritional supplements we represent manufacturers, contract manufacturers and distributors of ephedra, cold remedies, herbal remedies and supplements, sports and performance supplements, and weight loss products.
We provide exceptional service on every case, regardless of the size of the case or the client. We recognize that each case presents individual challenges – every case can be of tremendous importance to a product’s future, and that each case within a mass tort situation still needs individualized analysis and strategy. We carefully staff each case to provide the appropriate levels of expertise and support and consistently review staffing needs as situations evolve.
We have an in-house training program designed to provide education and expertise to our attorneys, and we routinely notify clients of legal developments in the field. Our attorneys are always mindful of the important interplay between litigation and regulatory affairs, as well as the business decisions that must often guide the handling of litigation. We work hard to learn our clients’ products and business, and keep abreast of developments in their industry. We assist our clients by focusing not only on the needs of the present litigation, but on the impact of litigation on the client’s long-term goals and strategy, and the importance of continuous risk management.
A CROSS SECTION OF OUR EXPERIENCE
By way of example, we are currently national counsel in matters involving pain pumps, infusion pumps, excimer lasers, robotic surgical devices, dermal fillers and obstetric devices. We are also involved in the current litigation involving VIOXX, Fosamax, Quinine, oral sodium phosphate solution, hydroxycut and Thimerosal. Below are more specific examples of our experience:
5.0/5.0 by a Other Legal Professional on 06/25/10
5.0/5.0 by a Of Counsel on 01/24/10
5.0/5.0 by a Principal on 05/20/14
She is one of the best, if not the best, bankruptcy litigation attorneys in town. Her reputation and her work product are well known in the bankruptc... Read more
She is one of the best, if not the best, bankruptcy litigation attorneys in town. Her reputation and her work product are well known in the bankruptcy court.
5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 09/23/11
Very competent and professional attorney. Have known Penelope for several years as we have crossed paths on litigation matters. Read more
Very competent and professional attorney. Have known Penelope for several years as we have crossed paths on litigation matters.
5.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 02/08/10
5.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 05/03/10
Outstanding attorney. Great to work with. Very knowledgeable. He knows all the angles. Read more
Outstanding attorney. Great to work with. Very knowledgeable. He knows all the angles.
5.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 08/23/10
5.0/5.0 by a Sole Practitioner on 05/27/10
5.0/5.0 by a Of Counsel on 06/11/14
5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 01/18/10
5.0/5.0 on 08/21/10
5.0/5.0 on 08/23/10
Mr. Katz has represented my clients for nine years. His area of expertise is Elder Law where he does litigation and trial work. Another talent Mr.... Read more
Mr. Katz has represented my clients for nine years. His area of expertise is Elder Law where he does litigation and trial work. Another talent Mr. Katz has honed is in the management of the excellent team he has brought together, a key issue for any client. This enhances the communications and quality of service that is provided. I continue to refer my clients to Mr. Katz in his and his firm's areas of expertise.
5.0/5.0 on 03/03/17
NOT ONLY IS HE A GREAT GUY, BUT HE ACTUALLY DOES CARE ABOUT THE WELFARE OF HIS CLIENTS. BEST DECISION I MADE ALL YEAR. DEFINETLY MONEY WELL SPENT Read more
NOT ONLY IS HE A GREAT GUY, BUT HE ACTUALLY DOES CARE ABOUT THE WELFARE OF HIS CLIENTS. BEST DECISION I MADE ALL YEAR. DEFINETLY MONEY WELL SPENT
5.0/5.0 on 12/29/11
Ms. Deihl provides very professional, competent and personalized service to our business and our clients. Read more
Ms. Deihl provides very professional, competent and personalized service to our business and our clients.
4.8/5.0 on 08/18/10
5.0/5.0 on 01/09/12
I have worked with several attorneys in the firm for several different areas of law. As General Counsel, I find that this firm manages my cases efficiently and always, w... Read more
5.0/5.0 on 01/06/12
My company was well served by Marc Katz and his colleagues at the Morris Polich and Purdy firm working out a difficult but excellent settlement as our defense counsel. Read more
5.0/5.0 on 01/05/12
Jeff Belote and Betsy England are outstanding attorneys. I would give them my absolute highest recommendation. Read more
5.0/5.0 on 01/04/12
5.0/5.0 on 12/29/11
Morris Polich & Purdy provides very personalized, competent service. I always get to speak with the attorney assigned to the case. Reporting is prompt and thorough,... Read more
Morris Polich & Purdy provides very personalized, competent service. I always get to speak with the attorney assigned to the case. Reporting is prompt and thorough, and advice is always accurate. The defense of our largest client is entrusted to Morris Polich & Purdy.
More than just a word, diversity truly matters to us and to our clients. In keeping with our firm culture, we recognize the importance of diversity throughout the firm, to each other and to our clients.