For virtually a decade, O’Brien & Ryan, LLP served as liaison counsel between Pennsylvania plastic and reconstructive surgeons in the national silicone breast implant litigation and the courts. We were one of the most active firms in the Pennsylvania consolidated breast implant litigation, working for the defense of plastic surgeons involved in those mass tort lawsuits. We represented healthcare provider defendants in over two hundred cases. Of those cases, we successfully tried to verdict two breast implant cases, including the first in the state.

Additionally, attorneys of the firm have served as counsel for physicians in the pedicle screw litigation and pharmaceutical litigation cases including Fen-Phen, Rezulin, Baycol, Celexa and Vioxx. In these capacities, we have accumulated experience not only in medical device and pharmaceutical litigation, but in the particulars of mass tort litigation. Our firm has worked with the courts to develop systems for becoming proficient in case management and discovery including obtaining, organizing and utilizing massive numbers of manufacturer documents and manufacturer employee depositions produced through the course of consolidated and multi-district litigation, in both hard copy and electronic form.

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Defense Verdict on Behalf of Hospital in Pressure Wound Matter

Marshall L. Schwartz and Caitlin E. McCauley recently obtained a defense verdict on behalf of a hospital in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas. The matter involved a patient who developed a pressure wound during an admission to the intensive...

Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Addresses Juror Bias

In an opinion authored by Justice David N. Wecht, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania recently addressed whether certain jurors should have been presumed prejudiced and dismissed based on their indirect relationship with the defendant’s employer, who was not a party to...

9 Attorneys Selected to 2022 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers

Each year, on a state-by-state basis, Super Lawyers selects attorneys using peer nominations and evaluations along with third party research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement, and those selected represent the top five percent of the total lawyers in each state.

In Memoriam – John F. O’Brien, III

In Memoriam – John F. O’Brien, III

We remember and honor our cherished partner and friend, John F. O’Brien, III, who recently passed away after a long illness.
John will remain forever in our hearts.

Paul Peel to Participate on CLE Panel

On Tuesday, March 22, 2022, Paul Peel will participate on the panel for Appeals for Trial Lawyers, a CLE that will provide an overview of key elements of appellate practice that are a must-know for trial attorneys. Offering their perspectives as judge, appellate practitioner and trial attorney, the panelists will provide key information regarding preservation and waiver issues, and tips for appellate advocacy, among other topics.

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