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The Firm has experience in defending manufacturers, including those who make ophthalmic instrumentation, metal punch presses, metal fabrications and caskets, bicycle helmets, electrical pumps, ladders and plastic extrusion containers. These cases have been handled from inception through trial and many have included long-term representation of the manufacturer or secondary involvement as part of a medical malpractice case.


MCB has more than 40 years’ experience litigating DES claims for manufacturers. In addition, the Firm served as liaison counsel for all physicians and healthcare providers in the New York State Consolidated Silicone Breast Implant Litigation. Furthermore, MCB attorneys defended physicians and hospitals in the Propulsid and Rezulin litigations. MCB has defended the manufacturers of both anticonvulsant drugs and vaccines.


The Firm utilizes state-of-the-art technology to track and manage all areas of mass tort claims, including discovery and the management of the thousands of documents involved in such claims.


MCB Result: Lead Counsel in Large Multi-Case Litigation.


The Firm served as the lead defense counsel to New York State physicians in the Fen-Phen/Redux diet drug litigation in New York State and Federal Courts. In addition to the defense of individual cases, the Firm coordinated the defense of physicians with other defense counsel. MCB also served on the defense liaison committee and interacted with counsel for the drug manufacturers.

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