Turner Padget Launches Drug and Medical Device Practice

COLUMBIA, S.C., May 3, 2012 — Turner Padget Graham & Laney, P.A. is pleased to announce the launch of its Drug and Medical Device practice group. The formalization of this industry group builds on Turner Padget’s long-standing history of providing legal services to the pharmaceutical and medical device industries.

“While the formalization of this industry group is a new concept for us, our service to these industries is deeply rooted in our history as a leading trial firm,” said Richard S. Dukes, a Turner Padget shareholder and integral member of the Drug and Medical Device practice group. “Collaborating as a group allows us the opportunity to serve clients in this sector efficiently and to share our strengths in both litigation and transactional services to clients in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries.”

Turner Padget’s Drug and Medical Device attorneys have significant experience representing clients with interests in the drug and medical device industries. The practice group will handle complex litigation claims, intellectual property matters, fraud investigations and regulatory actions. Attorneys within the group have experience defending various complex pharmaceutical and medical device product liability and related claims for clients, including multi-party and multi-jurisdictional cases. Group members’ trial skills and sophisticated knowledge of expert witnesses will provide clients with excellent trial support as well as strategic settlement guidance.

In the past Turner Padget attorneys have worked on cases involving Phenylpropanolamine (PPA), Rezulin, Abilify, chlorine, silica, tobacco, Ephedra, insulin, and hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Additionally, they have deep experience representing medical device manufacturers in a wide range of product defect claims. Team members have defended manufacturers of surgical lasers, catheters, prosthetics, artificial joints, isomeric infusion devices, total disk replacement devices, and silicone and saline implants. Previous work in the IP sector includes pharmaceutical and medical device patent prosecution, litigation and patent portfolio management.

Founded in 1929, Turner Padget is one of South Carolina’s largest law firms with over 90 attorneys and five offices in Charleston, Columbia, Florence, Greenville and Myrtle Beach. The firm provides clients in many industries with quality legal services in areas such as arbitration and mediation, business entity planning and organization, business litigation, construction and environmental litigation, employment and labor law, estate and tax planning, insurance coverage analysis and litigation, intellectual property, personal injury defense litigation, product liability, professional liability, real estate transactions, trucking and transportation, and workers’ compensation. For additional information, visit http://www.turnerpadget.com.


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