Sybil Shainwald, Women's Health Lawyer


The Law Offices of Sybil Shainwald, P.C., consists of a core of outstanding lawyers, paralegals, and nurses dedicated to representing the rights of those who have been injured by harmful drugs and/or faulty medical devices or procedures. With a concentration on women’s health litigation, the firm has achieved both national and international recognition for helping clients get the justice and results that they deserve.


Practice Areas


Products Liability

Medical Malpractice

Medical Device Litigation

Toxic Torts Litigation

Women's Health Issues

Mass Torts

Diethystilbestrol (DES) Litigation

Consumer Class Actions

Consumer Fraud

Pharmaceutical Litigation

Environmental/Toxic Exposure

General Negligence


The firm’s founder, Sybil Shainwald, gained national attention for her extraordinary results on behalf of victims of Diethylstilbestrol (DES). Ms. Shainwald pioneered DES litigation as one of the first attorneys to try both DES cancer and non-cancer cases in New York State and was co-counsel in the nation’s first “DES daughter” case, Bichler v. Lilly. Since that time, Ms. Shainwald has represented thousands of women and men, from around the country and worldwide, exposed in utero to DES. Fittingly, she has been given numerous awards for this exceptional work and other accomplishments advocating for the rights of women.



Not only has Ms. Shainwald been an avid litigator of women’s health issues, but also she has been active in numerous women’s health organizations. She has appeared on every major TV network, written, testified, and lectured extensively on obstetrical malpractice, IUDs, unnecessary hysterectomies, hormone therapy, and products liability litigation. She served as the Chair of the Board of Directors of the National Women’s Health Network for four years, the only national public interest organization devoted to women and health. Ms. Shainwald founded the U.S. affiliate of Health Action International, served as president of the National Women’s Health Alliance, and has contributed to the American Trial Lawyers’ Association (ATLA) and the Hysterectomy Educational Resources Services (HERS) foundation. This exemplary leadership has contributed to the firm’s success.



Ms. Shainwald and the dedicated staff at the Law Offices of Sybil Shainwald, P.C. are committed to helping our clients get the compensation to which they are entitled. The firm environment allows us to provide the highest quality legal representation with personal service, attention, and cost-effectiveness, not readily available in larger firm settings.



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