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Kennedys

Life Sciences

1 ranked lawyersBand 1UK-wideUK 2022 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Sought after for high-value product liability disputes by insurers and medical device manufacturers. Particularly recognised for its involvement in metal-on-metal hip replacement cases and claims concerning plastic surgery implants, pelvic meshes and surgical devices. Has the resources to coordinate cross-border cases, making the firm well placed to represent multinational clients.

Strengths

One source highlights the Kennedys team as "terrific and smart at picking up on the complex medical science aspects," while doing a "marvellous job running the local lawyers in different jurisdictions."

Work highlights

Represented DePuy International directly in UK claims and as lead lawyers in all EMEA area claims against the company relating to its hip replacement products, which were subject to a worldwide recall in 2010.

Notable practitioners

Trevor Davies defends a wide variety of business-critical claims concerning allegedly defective medical devices, pharmaceuticals and surgical tools. He is particularly lauded for his extensive experience with metal hip replacement and pelvic mesh cases.

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Life Sciences: Product Liability


Trevor J E Davies
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