Adriana Suarez Desmond

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Adriana Desmond is an associate of Skikos, Crawford, Skikos & Joseph LLP. She has more than 14 years’ experience in pharmaceutical drug and medical device litigation. Adriana has worked extensively in both MDL and state coordinated proceedings. Her mass tort pharmaceutical and medical device case experience includes, but is not limited to, the following litigations: Yaz, Yasmin and Ocella cases, DePuy ASR, DePuy Pinnacle, Biomet Hip, Trasylol, Actos, Risperdal, Zoloft and Talcum Powder. She is on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee for the California Karl Storz Morcellator litigation. Through an appointment by the Honorable David Katz, Adriana is also a member of the Settlement Oversight Committee in the DePuy ASR national settlement program, helping manage settlement of more than related 8,000 cases.

Adriana’s experience includes the following litigations:

  • Actos Product Liability Cases, JCCP No. 4696
  • Biomet M2a Magnum Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2391, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana
  • DePuy ASR Hip System Cases, JCCP No. 4649
  • DePuy Orthopedics Inc. ASR Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2197, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. Pinnacle Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2244, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • Karl Storz Morcellator Consolidated Litigation, Los Angeles Superior Court, Lead Case No. BC581718
  • Risperdal and Invega Product Liability Cases, JCCP No. 4775
  • Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder Cases, JCCP No. 4872
  • Trasylol Drug Cases, JCCP 4593
  • Yaz, Yasmin and Ocella Contraceptive Cases, JCCP No 4608
  • Yasmin and Yaz (Drospirenone) Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2100, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois
  • Zoloft Birth Defect Cases, JCCP No. 4771
  • Zoloft Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2342, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Bar Admissions


  • State of California

Education


  • University of San Diego School of Law (J.D., 2001)
  • Honors: President, Public Interest Law Foundation
  • University of California, Los Angeles (B.A., 1997)

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