Do You Have the Right Scientific and Technical Support To Succeed In Biopharmaceutical Patent Litigation?

Posted by on February 9, 2018

This post was authored by David H. Schwartz, a principle at Innovative Science Solutions and Paul Fehlner, JD, PhD, founder of Life Sciences Innovation. Paul is a life sciences lawyer and biopharmaceutical consultant with a strong intellectual property focus who partners with research institutes, startups, and Fortune 500’s to help them transform basic scientific discoveries
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Using Big Data Tools To Help Build Great Expert Teams

Posted by and on January 30, 2018

As a litigator specializing in product liability, toxic torts, government actions and other civil litigation, identifying the right experts and recruiting a team of experts perfectly suited to your case can be critical to your success, especially when that case involves complex scientific issues. Different Types of Expert Disciplines For example, in cases that involve
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Human-Organs-on-Chips: Will They Revolutionize Courtroom Toxicology Testimony?

Posted by on January 25, 2018

Human-Organs-on-Chips are microfluidic cell culture microchips lined with living human cells that simulate the functions of human organs, including the lung, intestine, kidney, skin, bone marrow and blood-brain barrier. Engineered by Dr. Donald Ingber and Wyss Institute researchers in 2010, these microchips have the potential to revolutionize drug development, disease modeling, and personalized medicine. But
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Mitigating the Risk of Adverse Drug Reactions in Pharmacogenomic-Inspired Litigation

Posted by on January 11, 2018

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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Toxicology in the 21st Century – 5 Tips for Litigators

Posted by on January 3, 2018

Chemicals are part of everyday life. They are found in common household and workplace products including food, packaging, paint and dyes, cleaning supplies, medicines, among many other categories of products. Yet, only a small number of chemicals have been thoroughly assessed for their potential toxicity in humans. Furthermore, there are an increasing number of commercially
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3 Steps to Recruiting the Ideal Expert Witness

Posted by and on December 6, 2017

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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Effective Use of Scientific Principles in The Courtroom: From Silicone to Talc and Beyond

Posted by on August 30, 2017

Nathan Schachtman is a lawyer with a deep respect and passion for the rigorous application of science in toxic tort and pharmaceutical and medical device litigation. Over the years, Nathan has played a significant role defending manufacturers of products as diverse as breast implants, welding rods, hormone replacement therapies, antidepressants, asbestos and silica. Nathan has
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Opiate Litigation: What’s on the Horizon?

Posted by and on August 22, 2017

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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How E-Cigarettes Are Viewed by Young Adults and Are They Effective?

Posted by on July 11, 2017

Maintaining a comprehensive and continuous awareness of the science is critical to any winning legal strategy – especially when it comes to cases involving products like electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) where the science is constantly changing and emerging. The best science-based defenses are those that are informed and constantly up-to-date on the science. E-cigarettes, sometimes referred
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The Importance of Attributable Risk in Toxic Tort Litigation

Posted by on July 5, 2017

From a scientific standpoint, toxic tort cases, are about attributing a specific injury to a specific exposure. How can plaintiffs appropriately identify those individuals whose exposure was responsible for an injury? Or, alternatively, how can the defense identify those individuals whose exposure was not responsible for an injury. In epidemiology, this concept is assessed using
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