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Sybil Shainwald


Through groundbreaking advocacy, Sybil Shainwald has advanced a deep commitment to social justice and women’s rights and, for more than 30 years, has pioneered in all areas of women’s health. Her efforts have resulted in winning landmark cases against the pharmaceutical industry and the successful litigation of thousands of cases involving drugs and devices harmful to women and their children worldwide. In addition to ongoing diethylstilbestrol litigation, Shainwald has pending litigation for other products from corporate America such as defective birth control pills, Lap-Band surgery, vaginal mesh, Mirena IUDs, hormone replacement therapy, and others. Mrs. Shainwald was instrumental in changing the statute of limitations in New York State to a discovery statute, thus transforming the practice of mass torts. In addition to advocacy in the courtroom, 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. She has received numerous awards for her advocacy on behalf of women, and has been quoted in TV, newspapers, and magazines worldwide.

Law Offices of Sybil Shainwald, Esq.
200 W. 57th Street, Suite 402
New York, NY 10019
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