Annual Webinar on Litigation and Claims Trends for the Life Sciences Industry

December 11, 2019

In this year’s annual year-end wrap up, a panel that includes Sonia Valdes, Medmarc’s Vice President of Claims, and members of Medmarc’s esteemed defense network will summarize the state of the medical device industry from the court of public opinion to the United States Supreme Court. The panel will include discussions on areas involving litigation and claim trends, regulatory developments, and the panelist’s thoughts on emerging life science product liability issues for 2020 and beyond.

This webinar will address:

  • The erosion of the public’s trust in the FDA
  • Increasing litigation/claims severity trends and the reasons behind this increase
  • Recent developments at the FDA and its post Commissioner Gottleib plans
  • Significant 2019 drug and device verdicts
  • Emerging issues including black market/counterfeit goods and supply chain management

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

Kelly Waters is a Partner in Wood Smith Henning & Berman, LLP’s New York office and Managing Partner of the firm’s New Jersey office.

Pamela Ferguson is a Partner in Lewis Brisbois’s San Francisco office and Vice—Chair of the firm’s Products Liability, Class Action & Mass Tort, and Life Sciences Practices.

Andy Hall is a Senior Claims Examiner for Medmarc Insurance Group in Chantilly, Virginia.

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