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Arthur G. Raynes, Wynnewood, Pa., July 2006, attorney in high-profile wrongful death cases and former member of Penn Law Board of Overseers. Raynes, founder of Raynes McCarty in Philadelphia, specialized in personal injury, medical malpractice and product liability cases. In the 1960s and 70s, he successfully represented more than 50 children born with birth defects after their mothers took Thalidomide. The landmark cases were featured in the book, Suffer the Children: The Story of Thalidomide. In other high-profile cases, Raynes represented the family of Jessica Savitch, the NBC news anchor and former Philadelphia news broadcaster who drowned after her car plunged into a canal in Bucks County, Pa.; 46 oil riggers who were killed in a helicopter crash off the coast of Scotland; and more than 1,300 hemophiliacs and their families in Spain who contracted HIV after exposure to defective blood. He was also counsel in the settlement for the murder of Olympic wrestler David Schultz by a member of the duPont family.
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