The struggle for women’s rights is one of the great movements in our history and it continues to exert a profound impact on our society. Due to Sybil Shainwald’s efforts, the quality and scope of women’s health care around the globe has dramatically improved.
For over thirty years, Sybil Shainwald has pioneered in the struggle for women’s rights, focusing her legal career exclusively on women’s health issues. As co-counsel in Bichler v. Lilly, the nation’s first DES daughter victory, she has successfully litigated thousands of cases involving drugs and devices harmful to women and their children. She has transformed the practice of mass torts in order to advocate for women worldwide.
Ms. Shainwald was instrumental in changing the statute of limitations. Her writings and testimony before the FDA and Congress have had a significant impact in raising the awareness of the national consciousness on crucial women’s health issues.
“It is important to challenge corporate America for defective products,” said Shainwald. She vows to continue the fight.