Mr. Stein's practice concentrates in the defense of mass tort and individual product liability cases involving pharmaceutical products, medical devices, and toxic substances. His experience includes cases involving prescription drugs (including gastrointestinal motility medication, acne medication, hormone replacement products, bisphosphonates, and anti-psychotics) and medical devices such as laparoscopic and endoscopic surgical equipment, hip and knee replacement devices, trocars, and medical sterilizing solutions. He has also handled toxic tort cases, defending against claims of exposure to benzene, silica, and asbestos. Mr. Stein has participated in a national counsel capacity in representing the manufacturer of asbestos-
containing friction products, where he coordinated the client's nationwide discovery efforts, and served as the liaison for dozens of local counsel throughout the United States. He has also litigated individual asbestos cases in New Jersey for manufacturers of asbestos containing friction products, valves, pumps, and protective clothing. Many of these matters involved wrongful death claims with significant medical and scientific issues relating to pulmonology, epidemiology, pathology, and industrial hygiene.
Mr. Stein also had the benefit of working in-house on a temporary basis at a major client of the firm, where he was involved with such matters as drafting commercial agreements and product warranties, handling product-related claims, and working with the company's outside counsel on employment, workers' compensation, environmental, and intellectual property matters.
Mr. Stein joined Gibbons in 2004, after spending over eight years litigating products liability matters at Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP and its predecessor firm, Shanley & Fisher.