Mary Anne Mellow

Shareholder in Clayton, MO

Mary Anne Mellow is a shareholder of Sandberg Phoenix. She concentrates her practice in civil litigation involving products liability, medical malpractice and insurance defense and has significant experience handling the defense of sophisticated medical malpractice cases and medical device, drug and pharmaceutical litigation since 1982.

Mary Anne has defended multi-party cases in Missouri and Southern Illinois involving more than 500 plaintiffs alleging product liability/failure to warn claims against defendants for talcum powder use allegedly causing ovarian cancer. Her case experience also includes a wide variety of surgical/medical procedures including obstetrics/gynecology, thoracic surgery, radiology and emergency room care.

She has handled medical device litigation for Cordis and Sims Deltec, Inc. involving catheters, syringes and chemotherapy pumps. She represented Firemen's Fund-Interstate, Darwin Professional Underwriters, Allied World Assurance Company Ltd., The Doctors Company and Catlin Underwriting in physician, psychologist, nursing and nursing home malpractice cases and has defended cases for Illinois Provider Trust, St. Elizabeth Medical Center and St. Paul Insurance Company. She regularly consulted on risk management matters with Southern Illinois Healthcare which operates four hospitals in southern Illinois and has actively defended those hospitals in malpractice litigation for over 20 years.

Mary Anne also gained a reputation in the products liability field by successfully defending product manufacturers in significant and catastrophic injury cases involving aerial devices, digger derricks, forklifts, tractors, cranes, tank cars, tractor trailers, autos, wheelchairs, helmets, lawn mowers and snow blowers. In addition, she has continued to represent Altec Industries, Inc. throughout Illinois and Missouri on their high exposure products liability cases for 25 years.

Mary Anne also serves as the EEOC Chairperson for Sandberg Phoenix.


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