Michael Shalhoub is a proven trial lawyer who focuses his practice on product liability defense for the medical device and pharmaceutical industries. In his more than 30 years of experience, he has resolved more than 100 cases at the trial stage and achieved numerous defense verdicts.
His experience includes cases involving product liability as well as medical malpractice, business and commercial disputes, insurance coverage, construction accidents, and general liability.
Mike is a Co-Chair of Goldberg Segalla’s Life Sciences Practice Group and a nationally recognized authority on product liability defense, medical device litigation, and trial technique. He is the former Chair of the international Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel’s Product Liability Section and its Drug, Medical Device, and Biotechnology Section.
Mike is also a past member of the Board of Directors of the 22,000-plus-member Defense Research Institute and a past Chair of DRI’s Medical Liability and Health Care Law Committee.
He has written and lectured for national audiences on emerging trends in drug and medical device litigation, Daubert preclusion of scientific expert testimony, and other topics. He is the co-editor of Life Science Matters, Goldberg Segalla’s blog covering the latest legal developments involving medical devices and pharmaceuticals.
In the area of medical liability, Mike has defended many types of health care malpractice actions including pharmacy malpractice, dentist malpractice, medical malpractice, physical therapy malpractice, and nursing malpractice, as well as licensing and disciplinary actions for health care providers.
The specialties of his clients and cases range from anesthesiology to urology and from catastrophic loss to minor cases. He has also represented a number of major hospitals in medical malpractice cases as self-insured entities.
Mike brings to each matter exceptional scientific and technical understanding developed through his experience handling dozens of complex, high-exposure product liability cases across the country.
He has defended manufacturers that span the full spectrum of health-related and personal care products, ranging from medical laser components, anesthesia machines, CPAP machines, eye care products, and joint implants to denture cream, hair care products, hospital and home care safety devices, and mobility aids.
He is integrally involved in the firm’s role as science counsel for a major product manufacturer in the dental adhesive cream federal multi-district litigation. Mike’s recent work also includes defending a golf car manufacturer in personal injury cases involving rollover accidents.
- St. John’s Law School, J.D., 1982
- Fordham University, B.A., 1979
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