Meshbesher Spence

Speaker Bio

Genevieve Zimmerman is a trial attorney whose practice focuses exclusively on representing individuals injured by pharmaceutical drugs with undisclosed and dangerous side effects, and individuals injured or killed by defective medical devices. She has both first and second chair trial experience, and has successfully resolved hundreds of claims in settlement.

Ms. Zimmerman is currently dedicating most of her time to helping people who are suffering because of defective hip replacements. She is a court appointed member of the Plaintiffs' Lead Counsel Committee for MDL 2441: In re Stryker Rejuvenate and ABGII Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation. Ms. Zimmerman currently serves on the PSC for the Biomet MDL, and helps patients suffering from hips made by several other medical devices companies as well.

Ms. Zimmerman's past work has included helping heart defibrillator patients after a Guidant recall of nearly 50,000 ICDs. She represented patients who suffered serious injuries and death following use of the popular pain prescription drug Vioxx. She is currently Lead Counsel as the Levaquin MDL wraps up. Ms. Zimmerman is involved in the Zimmer NexGen MDL representing patients who have experienced knee replacement failure. She also represents people hurt by Yaz, Transvaginal Mesh, Fosamax, Actos, Mirena and Propecia.

During 2007-2009 Ms. Zimmerman spent nearly 75% of her time providing pro bono legal services to the survivors and families who lost loved ones as a result of the I-35W Bridge Collapse. Her consortium was successful in obtaining recoveries exceeding $75 million.

Serving the community through pro bono work has always been important to her. To that end, Ms. Zimmerman has represented victims of domestic violence in obtaining court orders for protection, immigrants seeking to update immigration documents, and high school students seeking protection of their first amendment rights to equal access to school facilities.