Karen Beyea-Schroeder has always focused her career on helping those in need. Prior to starting her own firm, Karen practiced pharmaceutical and medical device litigation as well as medical malpractice law. Most recently, Karen spent seven years at a national law firm handing litigation involving thousands of injured men and women who had filed suit against the big pharmaceutical companies. The litigation resulted in significant settlements for many injured plaintiffs.
Karen started her career in the U.S. Army with the Judge Advocate General Corps (JAG). She worked in the Legal Assistance and Claims Departments, as well as serving as a Military Prosecutor and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney, positions in which she worked on and tried cases ranging from DUIs to homicides. After leaving the Army, Karen worked in medical malpractice law for about nine years.
Since 2009, Karen has been involved in some of the largest mass tort lawsuits in the country. She has represented thousands of victims against Bayer, Zimmer, Ethicon, American Medical Systems, Boston Scientific, C.R. Bard, Coloplast, Neomedic, Mentor and Cook. She also served on the Zimmer Knee Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee.
Karen’s has also helped victims suffering as a result of other pharmaceutical and medical devices, such as testosterone, Levaquin, Cipro and Avelox. Karen also assisted retired NFL players who suffered concussion-related injuries. Most recently, Karen was actively involved in the Essure litigation.
In addition she serves as co-lead of the Neomedic Pelvic Mesh litigation in addition to serving on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee for Pelvic Mesh MDLs pending before the Hon. Joseph R. Goodwin of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia.
Canisius College, B.A., 1994
Seton Hall University School of Law, 1997
State Bar of New Jersey, 1997
U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, 1997
State Bar of New York, 1998
State Bar of Arizona, 2002
State Bar of Texas, 2006
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, 2008
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, 2010
U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois, 2012
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, 2012
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, 2012
U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 2011
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 2015
U.S. Supreme Court, 2015
“Turning the Tables in Transvaginal Mesh Litigation,” Trial (2013).