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Medical Device Lawyers

Medical Device Lawyers


William Kershaw


Mr. Kershaw is one of the founding partners at Kershaw, Cook & Talley. For more than 30 years, Mr. Kershaw represented clients in class actions and complex litigation in state and federal courts, including coordinated and multi-district proceedings. Prior to entering civil practice, Mr. Kershaw spent nine years in the District Attorney’s Office of Sacramento County where he tried approximately 75 cases to verdict and supervised the Consumer and White Collar Fraud Division, various felony trial teams, and the Career Criminal Unit.

Mr. Kershaw’s experience includes serving as a court-appointed lead class counsel and liaison counsel on behalf of plaintiffs in numerous class actions, mass torts, and consumer-related proceedings throughout the United States. On occasion, he also served as defense counsel in consolidated securities litigation and other class action cases.

  • Currently serving as lead class counsel in a class action against PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP (PwC) alleging failure to pay PwC Audit Associates overtime and other compensation due under California wage and hour laws.
  • Currently serving on the Plaintiff’s Discovery Committee for In re: DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. Pinnacle Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation “MDL No. 2244″
  • A $39 million settlement against VeriSign, Inc. on behalf of a nationwide class alleging misrepresentation to U.S. businesses regarding the degree of security provided by VeriSign’s Secure Site Pro encrypted security certificates.
  • An $87 million settlement against United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS) on behalf of a class of 23,600 UPS drivers to recover unpaid wages based on allegations that the employer failed to provide meal and rest periods. The cases settled in 2006 for an $87 million cash payment and other benefits to class members valued at more than $4 million. This is believed to be the largest “meal and rest period” settlement in California history, and was one of the largest nationwide wage and hour settlements of 2007.


Stuart Talley


Mr. Talley is a partner at Kershaw, Cook & Talley. He primarily practices in the areas of defective drugs and medical devices, consumer class actions, and other complex litigation. For the past 9 years, he represented plaintiffs in numerous complex cases in both Federal and State Courts around the country. Representative cases include:

In Re Vicryl Sutures: In this case Mr. Talley was part of a litigation team that represented over 200 individual plaintiffs who alleged they contracted post operative infections following the use of defectively manufactured Vicryl Sutures. The 200 cases were consolidated in state courts in New Jersey and California and in Federal Court in the Eastern District of Texas. After several years of litigation, the cases settled for a confidential sum.

Gynecare Intergel Litigation: Mr. Talley represented 60 women who alleged they were injured following the use of a product known as Gynecare Intergel. The product was marketed by J&J subsidiary, Ethicon, Inc. and was recalled following its use in approximately 80,000 women. The cases settled for a confidential sum.

In Re Guidant Defibrillator Litigation: Mr. Talley and his firm were part of the Plaintiff’s Steering Committee in this MDL proceeding that sought reimbursement for more 5,000 individuals who had defective Guidant defibrillators placed in their bodies. A settlement in this case was recently announced wherein plaintiffs will receive more than $200,000,000.


Getting the Help You Deserve

Do you have an advocate looking out for your best interest?  At Kershaw, Cook & Talley, we represent hundreds of hip replacement patients who, for decades, continue to rely on our knowledge and expertise in fighting and winning cases for injured patients. All it takes to get the help you deserve is 3 simple steps! Start by sharing your story with us through our free evaluation form on this page or we invite you to give us a call, toll free, at 888-817-2527 for a confidential case review.

At Kershaw, Cook & Talley, we look forward to serving you and your family.

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