Massive Talc Verdicts Will Encourage More Investment in the Litigation Industry Related to Asbestos

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In September, 2016 the firms of LSP Group, Innovative Science Solutions, and Assured Research collaborated to produce our second, in-depth and multidisciplinary analysis of the changes to and new directions in asbestos litigation. Our work included detailed thoughts on the scientific and legal developments, such as risks of more claims involving asbestos and cancers other
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Litigation in the Pipeline for Liquid Filled Intragastric Balloon Systems?

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This post was authored by Sai Gandhe and Giovanni Ciavarra, PhD. Sai is a summer intern at Innovative Science Solutions and a senior at Case Western Reserve University studying systems biology and business management. Obesity has been associated with numerous health problems such as increased risk for heart disease, stroke, diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep
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Biosimilar Patent Litigators Can Benefit from the Right Consulting and Testifying Experts

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The commercialization of biosimilars was enabled by the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act (BPCIA) of 2009 which was signed into law on March 22, 2010 as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Biologics are produced using living organisms, and thus, are usually much more complex than most small molecule drugs. Biosimilars
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Opioid Litigation – The Defense Perspective [Download Conference Presentation Slides]

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The opioid litigation landscape continues to evolve, with over 200 lawsuits currently consolidated in the multidistrict litigation (MDL), In re: National Prescription Opiate Litiga­tion, MDL No. 2804, in the Northern Dis­trict of Ohio and being overseen by U.S. District Court Judge Dan Polster. New opioid cases continue to be filed (inside and outside of the
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How to Find the Right Regulatory Experts for Your Case or Controversy

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Whether you are outside counsel retained in a pharmaceutical product liability case or in-house counsel responsible for a chemical manufacturer in a high-profile government investigation, having the right regulatory expert can be the difference between remarkable success and high stakes failure. What should you look for in an expert? In selecting the best regulatory expert,
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Mitigating the Risk of Adverse Drug Reactions in Pharmacogenomic-Inspired Litigation

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This post was drafted by Innovative Science Solutions and Wendell S. Fortson, founder of Fortson Strategies, LLC.  Fortson Strategies is a national cancer litigation strategy firm for corporations. The firm’s focus is oncology-related matters involving patent, toxic torts and products liability litigation. It is well-established that not every individual responds the same way to a
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3 Steps to Recruiting the Ideal Expert Witness

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This article was authored by Ted Dunkelberger, who provides expertise in litigation strategy and expert recruitment at ISS. Ted has consulted with corporations and defense counsel on mass tort and complex litigation for over 26 years. Mr. Dunkelberger has worked with individual clients and industry groups on some of the country’s largest and most prominent
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Opiate Litigation: What’s on the Horizon?

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In 1996, James Campbell, a neurosurgeon at Johns Hopkins Medical School, gave a keynote speech at the American Pain Society’s annual conference. Campbell argued that hospitals must change their views on pain management by treating it as “The Fifth Vital Sign,” elevating it to the importance of collecting standard signs and symptoms (e.g., blood pressure, temperature, heart rate, and respiratory rate) as part of a standard medical exam.
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Explosive Growth of e-Cigarette Science

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It is our experience that many attorneys and their teams struggle to keep up with new science in a systematic and organized fashion. However, we have also encountered scientific savvy firms that are up-to-date on the science and hard at work analyzing and developing new legal strategies based on the emerging science. This latter group is best-positioned to provide their clients with the best science-based defense.
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Adverse Drug Events from Social Media: 4 Reasons Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Companies Need to have a Plan

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This article was co-authored by Josephine Borrillo, a Digital Health Consultant that advises healthcare enterprises on best practices for the development, adoption, and marketing of digital health technologies.
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