Mihai has gained the trust of numerous clients facing complex product liability claims involving prescription drugs, surgical devices and medical implants. Over the years, he has developed a well-deserved reputation as an aggressive and thorough lawyer who goes the extra mile to ensure the best possible outcomes for his clients.
Mihai has extensive experience defending Fortune 100 pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers from case inception through resolution and appeal. He efficiently manages complex and voluminous discovery, and has taken and defended countless depositions of various witnesses—including medical experts and treating physicians—in high-stakes cases across the country. Mihai has also argued numerous complex motions before state and federal courts and, as head of a legal issues and briefing trial team in the Boston Scientific pelvic mesh litigation, was praised in open court by the presiding federal judge for his excellent research and writing skills. Mihai was a member of the national teams that effectively defended the Bausch & Lomb Renu contact lens solution litigation, as well as the Pfizer hormone replacement therapy and Reglan litigation. He was also instrumental in defending cases for various other companies including Zimmer and Stryker.
In 2017, Mihai was seconded to Bayer, where he spent nearly a year working as in-house counsel. While at Bayer, he gained valuable perspective regarding the unique challenges faced by multinational companies involved in complex product liability litigation. After returning to Shook in 2018, Mihai resumed his involvement in the Boston Scientific pelvic mesh litigation, among other matters.
Mihai also provides litigation risk assessments and other consulting services to surgical robot manufacturers. Since 2015, he has written about emerging legal trends and developments in clinical robotics in the Clinical Robotics Law Journal.
Publications and Presentations
Mihai M. Vrasmasu, Antar Vaughan and Matt Bernstein, Are Your Company’s Drug Testing Policies About to Go Up In Smoke? Focus, Association of Corporate Counsel, South Florida, Quarter 1, 2021.
Mihai M. Vrasmasu and Vanessa Offutt, Five Tips for Conducting Remote Video Depositions, Practice Points, American Bar Association, July 31, 2020.
Mihai M. Vrasmasu and Katherine G. Mastrucci, 10 Tips for Deposing a Non-English Speaker, Practice Points, Pretrial Practice & Discovery Committee, Section of Litigation, American Bar Association, April 30, 2020.
Mihai M. Vrasmasu, Liability Risks for 3D-Printed Medical Supplies and Protective Products, COVID-19 Shook Client Primer, Shook, Hardy & Bacon, April 6, 2020 (with Colin Kelly, Caroline Gieser and Michael Polatsek).
Mihai M. Vrasmasu, Help Us Help You, Focus, Association of Corporate Counsel, South Florida, Quarter 1, 2020.
Mihai M. Vrasmasu and Jesse Camacho, Shielding Intellectual Property from 3-D Printing's Paradigm Shift, IndustryWeek, December 9, 2016.
Mihai M. Vrasmasu, Will the Rise of the Machine Mark the Fall of Med Mal?, The Dade County Bar Association Bulletin, August 2016.
Speaker, "The 3-D Printing Revolution," Shook, Hardy & Bacon Update of the Law, Kansas City, Missouri, June 23, 2016.
Mihai Vrasmasu & Katherine Mastrucci, Can Medical Devices Be Too Complex for Their Own Good?, DRI's The Voice, June 1, 2016.
Panelist, "Creating a Risk Prevention Strategy and Outline for 3D Printing," Product Liability Advisory Council Conference, Aventura, Florida, March 30, 2016.
Mihai M. Vrasmasu, After Aubin v. Union Carbide, Must the Consumer-Expectation Test be Applied in All Design Defect Strict Product Liability Cases?, The Dade County Bar Association Bulletin, February 2016.
Mihai M. Vrasmasu, Can a Complex Medical Device Require Too Much Training?, The Dade County Bar Association Bulletin, January 2016.
Speaker, "The Learned Intermediary Doctrine and Pharmacists’ Duty to Warn," American Society for Pharmacy Law – Developments in Pharmacy Law Seminar XXVI, Miami, Florida, November 13, 2015.
Mihai M. Vrasmasu and Iain Kennedy, Thinking About Moving for Reconsideration of an Interlocutory Order? Take Your Time, The Dade County Bar Association Bulletin, November 2011.
Mihai M. Vrasmasu, Not All 12(b) Defenses are Created Equal, The Dade County Bar Association Bulletin, June 2010.
Mihai M. Vrasmasu, Deposing the Out of State Witness, The Dade County Bar Association Bulletin, February 2010.