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Obtaining Justice for the Injured
Paulina has dedicated her career to achieving justice for individuals injured by dangerous and defective products, and other corporate wrong-going both in the U.S. and abroad. As a partner at our firm, Paulina represents classes, groups, and individuals in complex, multi-party litigation in state and federal courts and Multi-District Litigation throughout the United States.
Paulina served as the primary American counsel advising the Canadian team on the settlement of a nationwide class of Canadian individuals who were allegedly injured after taking Fen-Phen. Paulina also successfully represented numerous individual US clients in pharmaceutical cases involving Fen-Phen, Vioxx, Baycol, and Rezulin.
Paulina is currently representing scores of women in lawsuits involving the allegedly dangerous birth control drugs Yaz and Yasmin, as well as women implanted with defective surgical mesh. Paulina also represents parents whose babies were severely injured by the Simply Thick thickening agent.
Paulina's past work includes resolving the claims of more than 500 individuals in Eastern Kentucky arising from an October 2000 coal sludge disaster. Paulina also served as lead pro bono counsel on behalf of seven victims and their decedents in hearings before the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund arising out of the 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City. The combined awards obtained were in excess of $5 million.
Paulina provides an update on Yaz lawsuits and settlements and the rights of women injured by Yaz, Yasmin, Gianvi, and Ocello birth control medication.
- Law Clerk to Chief Judge Richard Alan Enslen, U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan, 1996-98
- Co-Author with Elizabeth J. Cabraser and Fabrice N. Vincent, "Class Actions Fairness Act of 2005," California Litigation, Vol. 18, No. 3 (2005)