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Supreme Court Cases to Watch This Term

Courtney Young, Esq. | Senior Attorney, Medmarc Risk Management

This term (which began last month), the Supreme Court will hear a number of cases that may affect the life sciences industry. 178 more words

Life Sciences Industry News

Do “innocent bystanders” have standing to assert product liability claims against product manufacturers for defective design or manufacture?

It is not at all uncommon to be involved in products liability litigation arising from alleged personal injuries resulting from a supposedly defective product. Typically, the plaintiff (or plaintiff’s estate) asserts that he or she was using the product and, because of the defect, suffered injuries. 912 more words

Litigation

Plaintiff Runs out of Time in Prosthetic Hip Lawsuit

Device makers know all too well they can be hit with a Warning Letter for failure to file a medical device report (MDR) when they reasonably should have known the device was associated with an adverse event, but a plaintiff in a lawsuit over a hip implant recently… 448 more words

Regulatory News

Apple Scores Quick De Novo

The pilot program for the FDA precert framework for software medical devices is still in development, but Apple Inc. scored a win with two apps for its Apple Watch 4 in a remarkably short amount of time. 406 more words

Regulatory News

The Perils of Product Liability Insurance When Mass Litigation Strikes

Based on a report yesterday from the Cook County Register, a settlement has apparently been reached between Abbvie and plaintiffs in the testosterone replacement therapy drug cases.  455 more words

Insurance

Possible Opioid Settlement and the Role of Product Liability Insurance

The recent headline, “Opioid Lawsuits Look More Like A Tobacco Settlement Every Day” in Forbes grabbed my attention for reasons I will explain.  As you know, I help life science companies develop and implement insurance programs that enables them to transfer risk to the insurance company.  442 more words

Insurance