Bridging the Gap Between Science and the Law

Big Picture Thinking About Headlines Involving “Cancer”: Is Cancer Environmentally-Induced or Due to “Bad Luck”?

Posted by David Schwartz on Mon, Feb, 08, 2016

This article was authored by David Schwartz, PhD and Kirk Hartley, Esq.  This post previously appeared on The Goldberg Segalla Asbestos Case Tracker.

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Will Diacetyl Flavorings in E-Cigarettes be the Next Mass Tort?

Posted by Giovanni Ciavarra on Fri, Jan, 29, 2016

This post also appears on Goldberg Segalla's Product Liability Playbook Blog. This post was co-authored by Giovanni Ciavarra, Ph.D. of Innovative Science Solutions, and Christopher P. Midura of Goldberg Segalla.

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Multiple Factors and Causation in Cancer Litigation: Examples from a Coal Tar Pitch Bladder Cancer Case

Posted by David Schwartz on Wed, Jan, 20, 2016

This article was authored by David Schwartz, PhD and Kirk Hartley, Esq.  This post previously appeared on The Goldberg Segalla Asbestos Case Tracker.

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Pharmacogenomics and Product Liability Claims

Posted by Maria-Elena Gorini on Thu, Jan, 07, 2016

Genomics is a topic of interest that is growing in the news and moving its way into the courtroom. We have been following the impact of genomics on litigation in a variety of areas, including its impact on pharmaceutical product liability litigation.

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E-Cigarette Science: With Emerging Science Comes Junk Science

Posted by Giovanni Ciavarra on Thu, Dec, 10, 2015

This post was authored by Lee Johnson, a freelance writer from the UK. Lee has been published on numerous websites, including the Ashtray Blog, and print magazines. He is currently pursuing a degree in physics. He is also part of the EcigaretteReviewed team.

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Keeping your Finger on the E-Cigarette Science Pulse

Posted by Maria-Elena Gorini on Mon, Nov, 30, 2015

Regulatory and legal activity related to e-cigarettes is heating up.

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Insurance Industry Weighs in on the Future of Asbestos Liabilities

Posted by David Schwartz on Mon, Nov, 23, 2015

On November 19th, Innovative Science Solutions and two partner organizations - Assured Research and the LSP Group - delivered a webinar sponsored by SNL Knowledge Center, titled: New Science and Law in Asbestos Litigation

In this webinar, we explored recent developments affecting asbestos liabilities drawing from our New Science and Law in Asbestos Litigation report released this past summer. Bringing together views from the legal, scientific/medical, and actuarial professions our team painted a sobering picture of this legacy liability that won’t go away.

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What’s the Real Difference Between a Consulting Expert and a Testifying Expert?

Posted by David Schwartz on Tue, Oct, 13, 2015

In previous posts, we have discussed the value of consulting experts in complex scientific litigation such as pharmaceutical product liability, toxic tort, intellectual property disputes,  cases (see, for example, here and here).

But what’s the real difference between a consulting expert and a testifying expert? 

Expert Recruitment

A good testifying expert is clearly an invaluable commodity because he or she is responsible for articulating your scientific case to the jury. However, identifying that right expert for your case is not always an easy thing to do. In order to find the right expert, you often need a consulting expert. A consulting expert is someone who knows the expert community and can help you figure out what type of expert to talk to. He can challenge your viewpoints as to what expert disciplines you need and who you should talk to.

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Topics: expert witness, pharmaceutical expert

Genomics, Cancer, and Asbestos - ISS Presenting at DRI Asbestos Medicine Seminar

Posted by Giovanni Ciavarra on Thu, Sep, 17, 2015

Innovative Science Solutions and two partner organizations - Venebio Group and the LSP Group - will be presenting at the upcoming Asbestos Medicine DRI Seminar being held in Las Vegas on November 5-6, 2015. 

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Topics: Asbestos

Finding the Ideal Expert in Complex Scientific Litigation – An Ongoing Process to Win your Case

Posted by Ted Dunkelberger on Mon, Aug, 24, 2015

Clearly there are a host of factors relevant to achieving a favorable outcome in complex scientific litigation, including product liability and toxic tort cases. Yet after more than 20 years of working with counsel, we are convinced that finding the ideal expert for your case may be the single most important activity relevant to prevailing in a legal challenge. The right experts often play a significant role in conveying key messages to a jury and providing the backbone to developing a winning argument.

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Topics: expert witness