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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A new study appears to confirm previous research linking Injectafer to severe hypophosphatemia, a potentially life-threatening condition marked by dangerously low levels of phosphorus in the blood. How the Injectafer Study Was Conducted Injectafer (ferric carboxymaltose) is an intravenous medication … Continue reading

Ethicon Surgical Stapler Malfunction Leads to Lawsuit

A Washington state resident has filed a lawsuit against Ethicon, Inc., after a surgical stapler malfunction allegedly resulted in severe complications following a laparoscopic sigmoid colectomy surgery. Surgical Stapler Lawsuit Allegations According to a complaint pending in the U.S. District … Continue reading

California Doctor Abandons Polypropylene Mesh, Encourages Pure Tissue Hernia Repair

A California surgeon no longer uses polypropylene mesh implants to perform hernia repair, and is now one of the few doctors in the nation to offer pure tissue repair surgeries. “I came to the conclusion that this was stupid,” Dr. … Continue reading

3M Military Earplugs Court Approves Protocol for “Technology Assisted Review”

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Surgical Staplers Manufacturers Back FDA Reclassification Bid, But Wary of Special Controls

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Blood Pressure Drug Recall: Cancer-Causing Chemical Detected in More Losartan Tablets

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Parties to Proton Pump Inhibitor Lawsuits Spar Over Inclusion of Gastric Cancer Claims in MDL

Attorneys representing the parties in thousands of lawsuits involving Nexium, Prilosec, PrevAcid, and other proton pump inhibitors are at odd over whether a federal litigation should include claims for gastric cancer. Over 12,000 Proton Pump Inhibitor Lawsuits Pending The multidistrict … Continue reading

Teva Pharmaceuticals Expands Losartan Recall for Cancer-Causing Chemical

Teva Pharmaceuticals has expanded the generic losartan recall it announced in April, amid concerns that even more tablets could contain a cancer-causing chemical. Teva Pharmaceuticals Recalls 25, 50, & 100 mg Losartan The initial recall already included thousands of bottles … Continue reading

Bard Hernia Mesh Court Establishes Protocols for Amended Complaints in Bellwether Cases

The federal court overseeing hundreds of hernia mesh lawsuits filed against C.R. Bard, Inc. and its Davol, Inc. subsidiary has established protocols for the filing of Amended Complaints in bellwether cases. According to a Case Management Order issued in the … Continue reading

Medtronic Latest Device Manufacturer to Announce Surgical Stapler Recall

Medtronic, Inc. is recalling certain Endo GIA surgical staplers because of potentially missing components. Missing Component Could Cause Incomplete Staple Formation According to, the surgical stapler recall involves select lots of Endo GIA single-use loading units, Tri-Staple 2.0 intelligent … Continue reading

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