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.

Pfizer Alters Xeljanz Clinical Trial in Response to Pulmonary Embolism Findings

Pfizer, Inc. has altered an important clinical trial involving Xeljanz, after an early analysis suggested rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients on a higher-dosing regimen were more likely to experience pulmonary embolism. Xeljanz Trial Assessing Heart Risks The U.S. Food & Drug … Continue reading

Federal Multidistrict Litigation Preps for First Valsartan Lawsuit Conference

Product liability claims stemming from recent valsartan recalls are moving forward, following establishment of a multidistrict litigation in the U.S District Court, District of New Jersey, last month. On February 26th, the Court stayed proceedings in all pending valsartan lawsuits. … Continue reading

Lawsuit Alleges Gadolinium Retention from Optimark, Multihance Resulted in Severe Injuries

A new MRI contrast dye lawsuit claims gadolinium retention from Optimark and Multihance caused an Arizona woman to suffer severe injuries, including fibrosis in her organs, bones, and skin. Plaintiff Had Healthy Kidneys During Gadolinium MRIs According to a complaint … Continue reading

Atrium C-Qur Hernia Mesh Lawsuit Plaintiffs May File Directly in Federal Litigation

Hernia mesh lawsuits involving Atrium Medical’s C-Qur implants continue to move forward in the multidistrict litigation currently underway in the U.S. District Court, District of New Hampshire. According to an Order dated February 19th, new hernia mesh lawsuit plaintiffs may … Continue reading

Losartan Recall Triggered by Discovery of Third Cancer-Causing Chemical

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced a new losartan recall last week, after tests detect a third cancer-causing chemical in foreign-sourced generic tablets. This latest recall involves nearly 90 lots of Losartan potassium made by Hetero Labs in … Continue reading

Nexium Patients More Likely to Experience Chronic Kidney Disease, Other Renal Impairments

New research is adding to the growing body of evidence that suggests people who take proton pump inhibitors like Nexium are more likely to suffer chronic kidney disease, kidney failure, and other renal complications. Kidney Injury Reports Among Nexium, Zantac, … Continue reading

Monsanto Roundup Litigation Grows, With New Class Action Filing in Missouri

The litigation surrounding Monsanto Roundup weed killer is expanding, following a new filing in Missouri that alleges glyphosate exposure can harm healthy gut bacteria in humans. Bayer AG already faces thousands of lawsuits alleging glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, … Continue reading

New Jersey Supreme Court Asked to Centralize More Ethicon Hernia Mesh Lawsuits

Plaintiffs have asked the New Jersey Supreme Court to grant Multi-County  Litigation status to  hernia mesh lawsuits involving Ethicon, Inc.’s Proceed Surgical Mesh, Proceed Ventral Patch, and Proceed Hernia System implants. The designation would centralize the cases in one New … Continue reading

Federal Judge Mulling Settlement Track for Certain Bard IVC Filter Lawsuits

The parties to thousands of IVC filter lawsuits filed against C.R. Bard, Inc. are working on a proposal to establish a separate track for cases that stand a good chance of being resolved through settlement. Court Begins Remanding Bard IVC … Continue reading

3M Company Faces Mounting Legal Claims Over Military Earplugs Alleged to Cause Hearing Loss

The 3M Company is facing mounting lawsuits over allegedly defective military earplugs that were supposed to protect United States soldiers from dangerous, ear-damaging sounds. 11 Military Earplugs Lawsuits Filed Last Month The litigation began to mount last month, when 11 … Continue reading

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