Senator John F. Kerry delivers the 2012 Sidney Shainwald Public Interest Lecture at New York Law School on March 2.
Introduced by Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-Massachussetts), Senator Kerry's speech "The American Challenge in the Twenty-First Century" focused on the importance of global economic competitiveness. What will it take for the U.S. to create jobs, become energy independent, and out-compete, out-educate and out-innovate the rest of the world and win in the global economy?
Defective Drugs, Devices & Procedures
Lap Band Surgery Alert
The Lap Band is a type of weight loss surgery that alters the actual size of your stomach. It is dangerous and being targeted to women. The surgery is portrayed as being simple and having few risks, but this is not the case.
We are aware of at least three recent death cases that have been filed. In Neelu Pal v. New York University, a doctor here in New York gave the facts regarding the dangers of the procedure. It was shown that the level of expertise, preparation, and care has been substandard. Women who do not fit the criteria are still receiving the surgery.
Do not have this surgery and contact us if you have any questions.
Sybil Shainwald, Women's Health Lawyer
The Law Offices of Sybil Shainwald, P.C., consists of a core of outstanding lawyers, paralegals, and nurses dedicated to representing the rights of those who have been injured by harmful drugs and/or faulty medical devices or procedures. With a concentration on women’s health litigation, the firm has achieved both national and international recognition for helping clients get the justice and results that they deserve.
Medical Device Litigation
Toxic Torts Litigation
Women's Health Issues
Diethystilbestrol (DES) Litigation
Consumer Class Actions
The firm’s founder, Sybil Shainwald, gained national attention for her extraordinary results on behalf of victims of Diethylstilbestrol (DES). Ms. Shainwald pioneered DES litigation as one of the first attorneys to try both DES cancer and non-cancer cases in New York State and was co-counsel in the nation’s first “DES daughter” case, Bichler v. Lilly. Since that time, Ms. Shainwald has represented thousands of women and men, from around the country and worldwide, exposed in utero to DES. Fittingly, she has been given numerous awards for this exceptional work and other accomplishments advocating for the rights of women.
Not only has Ms. Shainwald been an avid litigator of women’s health issues, but also she has been active in numerous women’s health organizations. She has appeared on every major TV network, written, testified, and lectured extensively on obstetrical malpractice, IUDs, unnecessary hysterectomies, hormone therapy, and products liability litigation. She served as the Chair of the Board of Directors of the National Women’s Health Network for four years, the only national public interest organization devoted to women and health. Ms. Shainwald founded the U.S. affiliate of Health Action International, served as president of the National Women’s Health Alliance, and has contributed to the American Trial Lawyers’ Association (ATLA) and the Hysterectomy Educational Resources Services (HERS) foundation. This exemplary leadership has contributed to the firm’s success.
Ms. Shainwald and the dedicated staff at the Law Offices of Sybil Shainwald, P.C. are committed to helping our clients get the compensation to which they are entitled. The firm environment allows us to provide the highest quality legal representation with personal service, attention, and cost-effectiveness, not readily available in larger firm settings.
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