Sandy Liebhard

Sandy A. Liebhard, a founding partner at Bernstein Liebhard LLP, has successfully represented plaintiffs in complex litigations for more than 20 years. As dedicated consumer advocates, Mr. Liebhard and his fellow attorneys have taken on some of the largest corporate interest in the nation in cases involving dangerous pharmaceuticals, faulty medical devices and defective consumer products. As an author for, Mr. Liebhard has written extensively on the litigation involving proton pump inhibitors (Nexium, Prilosec, PrevAcid, etc.) and kidney injuries; Risperdal and gynecomastia; the Bair Hugger forced air warming blanket; talcum powder and ovarian cancer; transvaginal mesh; power morcellators; defective hip implants; and more.

Mr. Liebhard is a 1988 graduate of Brooklyn Law School. He is admitted to the Bar of the State of New York, as well as the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

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