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Randolph T. Struk

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Pittsburgh

One Oxford Centre
301 Grant St, 14th Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
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Practice Areas
Litigation
Areas of Emphasis
Medical Malpractice Product LiabilityToxic Torts and Hazardous Substance Litigation
Industries
Pharmaceutical
Education
J.D., with Honors, George Washington University Law School, Washington DC, 1984
B.A., with distinction, University of Virginia-Main Campus, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1981
State Bar Licenses
Pennsylvania
Court Admissions
U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit
U.S. District Ct., E.D. of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Ct., M.D. of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Ct., W.D. of Pennsylvania
Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
Membership
Allegheny County Bar Association
Pennsylvania Bar Association
American Bar Association
Federation of Insurance and Corporate Counsel
Pennsylvania Defense Institute
Defense Research Institute
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Randolph T. Struk

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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.

Experiences
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 anti-inflammatory 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’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
Some of the products with which Randy has experience include process control valves, compressed air cylinders, a wide variety of heavy industrial machinery and construction equipment, back-up warning devices, pre-fabricated building panels and siding, multimeter and other electronic measuring and monitoring equipment, underground mining equipment, cutting oils, HVAC equipment, boilers, lawnmowers, respiratory protection equipment, various residential appliances, power-actuated tools, children’s car seats, paintball guns, recreational equipment and football helmets
Randy is knowledgeable in litigation involving the defense of product liability actions, including pharmaceutical and medical device products, 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
Randy has also handled the defense of cases involving alleged exposure to toxic chemicals and other hazardous substances. His toxic tort experience has included matters involving products such as isocyanates, styrene, fomaldehyde, benzene, toluene, xylene, coal tar pitch derivatives, lead pigments, methylene chloride, carbon monoxide, radioactive substances, asbestos and silica. Those cases handled by Randy have included injury claims of cancer, toxic encephalopathy, occupational asthma, RADs, multiple chemical sensitivities, increased risk or fear of future injury, and medical surveillance or medical monitoring