Randolph T. Struk
Randolph Struk 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 has litigated, or otherwise has overseen and coordinated the defense of cases in various jurisdictions throughout the country.
Randy’s pharmaceutical and medical device cases have included products such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), anti-depressants, asthma medications, anti-hypertension drugs, antibiotics, hormone supplements, birth control supplements, anti-coagulants, 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, and hip and knee prostheses, 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 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, multiple chemical 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.
2022: Best Lawyers in America- Commercial Litigation; Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
Allegheny County Bar Association
Pennsylvania Bar Association
American Bar Association
Federation of Insurance and Corporate Counsel
Pennsylvania Defense Institute
Defense Research Institute
International Association of Defense Counsel