Litigation and Claims Trends for the Life Sciences Industry: The 2018 Year in Review and Forecast for 2019

Previously Recorded on December 11, 2018

In this year's annual year-end wrap up, Sonia Valdes, Medmarc's Vice President of Claims, and respected products liability defense attorney, Adam Porter with Butler Snow, will summarize the State of the Medical Device Industry, from the court of public opinion to the United States Supreme Court.  We will discuss significant verdicts (both wins and losses) and lessons learned.  We will provide a regulatory update on recent FDA guidance documents, and what it means for our clients.  Finally, the presenters will gaze into their crystal balls and offer some predictions on what the future holds in 2019 and beyond.


This webinar will address:


  • Attacks on the Industry:  The Bleeding Edge
  • The Supreme Court and the Impossibility Doctrine
  • Increasing numbers of Punitive Damages cases in Life Sciences
  • Significant Drug and Device verdicts in 2018
  • Predictions of emerging product liability issues on the horizon


Sonia Valdes is Vice President of Claims for Medmarc Insurance Group, Chantilly, VA.  

Adam Porter is a member of Butler Snow’s litigation department and practices within the Pharmaceutical, Medical Device, and Healthcare Group.



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