Jonathan M. Sedgh is an award-winning product liability lawyer with the national firm Morgan & Morgan. He is a mass tort product liability partner in the firm’s New York City office but represents clients from all over the country.
Sedgh and the product liability team at Morgan & Morgan filed the first Ozempic and Mounjaro lawsuit in August 2023 on behalf of a Louisiana woman who developed gastroparesis, or paralyzed stomach, after taking the drug. The lawsuit alleges the drugs’ makers failed to properly warn the public of the risk of gastroparesis. By October 2023, Sedgh and the product liability team were investigating thousands of Ozempic and Mounjaro claims.
As a lawyer based in New York City, Sedgh has been an integral part of more than a dozen multidistrict litigations and state-court coordinated actions. He has managed and litigated thousands of cases while guiding each client through the complex legal process, from the initial filing to negotiating a settlement or taking the cases to trial. In addition to his expertise in defective drug and medical device litigation, he also helps those affected by sex trafficking and childhood sexual abuse seek justice.
Sedgh’s expertise and dedication to his clients has earned him the respect of his peers and several awards, including the National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 and National Trial Lawyers Top 100 awards. He has also been a speaker and panelist at mass tort product liability seminars across the country.
Two of Sedgh’s key settlements and jury verdicts are:
- $816,395 in compensatory damages and $12.245 million in punitive damages for an Army sergeant who sued 3M for hearing loss from Combat Arms earplugs.
- $9 billion award for a client who took the Type 2 diabetes drug Actos and later developed bladder cancer. The verdict remains one of the largest in history for a single plaintiff.
In September 2022, a federal judge appointed Sedgh to the Plaintiffs’ Leadership Committee in the Abbott infant formula recall multidistrict litigation. Several cases from across the country are consolidated in the baby formula MDL, which involves children who suffered health problems from formula manufactured at Abbott’s contaminated plant in Sturgis, Michigan.
- Hofstra University School of Law, J.D., 2006
- Hofstra University, B.B.A., 2003
- National Trial Lawyers Top 100 (2022)
- New York Super Lawyers Rising Star (2015 – 2021)
- National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 (2015 – 2021)
Bar and Court Admissions
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
- New York
- American Association for Justice
- New York State Bar Association
- New York City Bar Association
- National Trial Lawyers