Randolph T. StrukRandolph Struk Clark Hill
Randolph T. Struk
Randolph T. Struk is a member of the firm’s Litigation Practice Group.
Admitted to the Bar in 1984, Randy is a member of the Allegheny County, Pennsylvania and American Bar Associations. In 1993, he was elected to membership in the Federation of Insurance and Corporate Counsel. He is also a member of the Pennsylvania Defense Institute and the Defense Research Institute. He has been admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, the United States District Court for the Western, Middle and Eastern Districts of Pennsylvania and the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.
Randy has extensive experience in litigation involving the defense of product liability actions, including pharmaceutical and medical device products, professional malpractice (medical and nursing home), as well as the defense of mass and toxic tort matters. He serves as national coordinating counsel on various product liability claims for a manufacturer of carbon and graphite products and its German parent corporation. He also serves as Pennsylvania counsel for several petrochemical manufacturers in connection with various product liability matters, as well as managing on a national basis certain toxic tort claims for various petrochemical manufacturers.
Randy’s medical device and ethical pharmaceutical cases have included products such as mechanical heart valve prostheses, tracheotomy tubes, sutures, catheters, syringes, sharps collectors, electrosurgical instruments, blood collection tubes, carbon dioxide absorbents, endoscopic equipment, oxygen regulators, anesthesia equipment and devices, craniomaxillofacial fixation devices, surgical lasers, hip and knee prostheses, non-steroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), anti-depressants and anti-hypertension drugs, DES and Coumadin, among other similar products. Randy represents a number of device manufacturers as regional counsel and has assisted in the national coordination of certain serial medical device litigation.
Randy has litigated cases throughout Western Pennsylvania on behalf of physicians, physicians' groups and healthcare institutions in matters involving claims of medical negligence as well as credentialing issues. He also has represented nursing homes and assisted living facilities in professional negligence and personal injury claims, among other issues.
Randy's toxic tort experience includes the defense of cases involving claims of various forms of cancer and hematopoietic diseases, toxic encephalopathy, occupational asthma, COPD, RADs, hard metal disease, multiplechemical sensitivities, increased risk or fear of future injury, medical surveillance and/or medical monitoring, and property and environmental/natural resource damages. He has handled cases involving chemicals and substances such as isocyanates, benzene, chlorinated solvents, coal tar pitch and coal tar pitch derivatives, pesticides, cobalt and cobalt-containing compounds, styrene, formaldehyde, lead pigments, carbon monoxide, asbestos and silica.
Randy’s representation of his product liability clients has included the defense of individual personal injury claims, multi–party litigation and class actions. In addition to defending individual matters, Randy has also counseled clients on warnings, sales staff training and various risk avoidance strategies.