Lawyer profile for Canada 2022
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Frank’s practice focuses on the defence of pharmaceutical product liability class actions, medical malpractice claims and a range of commercial litigation cases. Frank is a leading trial lawyer in medical malpractice litigation, having successfully defended over 30 cases through trial, both jury and non-jury. Frank has many high-profile representative works, including acting as National lead counsel for a number of pharmaceutical innovator companies.
Frank and his team have taken creative approaches to the defence of class actions and have defeated class certification motions on behalf of AstraZeneca, in Martin v. AstraZeneca (involving the atypical anti-psychotic medication Seroquel), and on behalf of Lundbeck in Price v. Lundbeck (involving the anti-depressant Celexa)(currently under appeal). Frank has been involved in many leading medical malpractice decisions and specializes in birth injury litigation. Frank is a frequent presenter at conferences on medical legal issues.
Prior to his law career, Frank was a competitive athlete. He represented Canada in three Olympic games and one Pan American Games. His accomplishments include winning the International 14 World Championships in 1981, a bronze medal at the 1983 Pan American Games in Caracas Venezuela, and a Bronze medal at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul South Korea.