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Mark M. Abramowitz

Mark is an emerging leader in national mass tort litigation and an advocate for individual plaintiffs.

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Mark has established a national profile in consumer class action and mass tort litigation, having represented plaintiffs in actions involving defective products ranging from hair-loss prevention drugs to automobiles. He has been selected to serve on national discovery review teams and participated in national mediations, resolving hundreds of cases and distributing millions of dollars to clients injured by corporations.

Mark also has a strong track record in medical malpractice and other personal injury cases. Among other successes, he overcame an immunity challenge by Cleveland Metropolitan Housing Authority in a case involving severe injury to a three-year-old child, and secured a ruling that joint replacements can cause injury qualifying for increased limits in medical malpractice cases.

Outside of his own cases, Mark actively investigates ways to integrate technology into the practice of law. He is also a Trustee of the Ohio Association for Justice, an organization of trial lawyers dedicated to preserving access to justice for Ohio citizens.

 

Industry Experience

  • Automotive
  • Medical device
  • Pharmaceutical

Notable Representations

  • In Re: Propecia (Finasteride) Product Liability Litigation (E.D.N.Y.)
  • Beliville et al. v. Ford Motor Company (S.D.W.V.)
  • In Re: Imprelis Herbicide, Sales Practice and Products Liability Litigation (E.D.Pa.)
  • In Re: Mentor Corp. ObTape Transobuturator Sling Products Liability Litigation (M.D.Ga.)
  • In Re: Stryker Rejuveante & ABG II Hip Implant Litigation (N.J.)
  • Dickerson (J’Lexxys), et al. v. Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority, et al. appeal – 2014-Ohio-4672
    Mark successfully appealed a ruling for summary judgement in favor of the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority denying immunity for county and allowing there to be justice for a 4 year old girl who had to have several fingers amputated.
  • Hunt et al. v. City of East Cleveland et al.
    Mark was part of the team that received an $8.7 million verdict for Charles Hunt and Marylin Conard as a result of a police officer driving at a high rate of speed, running a red light, and crashing into Charles and Marylin.

Writings and Presentations

  • “Electronics in the Courtroom,” 29th Annual accredited CLE (2016)
  • “How to Get the Higher Cap: RC 2323.43 – Creating a Genurine Issue of MAterial Fact in Joint Replacement Cases,” Ohio Trial (Ohio Association for Justice) (2015)
  • “How to manage a mass tort inventory,” OAJ Annual Convention (2015)
  • “What is Permanent and Substanital Physical Deformity? Creating a Genuine Issue of Material Fact in Joint Replacement Cases,” Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys (2014)
  • “Mass Tort – The Importance Of Venue,” OAJ Winter Convention (2014)
  • “Professional Conduct – efiling,” 27th Annual CLE Update (2014)
  • “Marketing & Electronic Communications,” 26th Annual Accredited CLE (2013)

 

Memberships

  • Ohio Association for Justice, Trustee, 2014 – Present
  • Lake County Bar Association, Member, 2012 – Present
  • Ohio Association for Justice, Member, 2011 – Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Member, 2008 – Present
  • American Bar Association, Member, 2008 – Present

Practice Areas

  • Consumer class action litigation
  • Medical malpractice
  • Medical device litigation
  • Personal injury litigation
  • Product liability

Education

  • University of Toledo College of Law, J.D.
  • University of Guelph, B.A.

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio

Justin J. Hawal

Associate  

Robert J. DiCello

Of Counsel