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Sales Reps Beware: Expanding Theories of Liability in Drug and Device Cases

Wednesday, November 18, 2020
12:00 PM GMT - 6:00 Central Standard Time (US & Mexico) - 01:00 PM GMT - 6:00 Central Standard Time (US & Mexico)

United States


Please join us for a complimentary Webinar sponsored by the Drug, Device and Biotechnology Committee, Product Liability Committee, and Trial Techniques and Tactics Committee on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 for (1) hour beginning at: 10:00 AM PST / 11:00 AM MST / 12:00 PM CST / 1:00 PM EST


Sales Reps Beware: Expanding Theories of Liability in Drug and Device Cases

As plaintiffs' attorneys look to expand liability against drug and medical device companies, eyes are increasingly turning to the sales representative. While the initial focus was on the "ghost in the OR," more and more, plaintiffs are making efforts to put the rep in the shoes of the surgeon and obliterate the protections afforded by the learned intermediary. In this Webinar, attorneys defending these cases will discuss the trends they see, and how the courts are handling these attempts to impose greater liability.

Key Takeaways:

  1. Plaintiffs are increasingly looking beyond the manufacturer for other theories of liability, including sales representatives.
  2. The conduct of the sales representative in drug and device cases is under intense scrutiny as plaintiffs look to expand theories of liability.

Learning Objectives:

  • Anticipate plaintiff theories of liability based on the role of sales representatives in drug and medical device cases.
  • Prepare sales representatives for their depositions in light of the theories of liability plaintiffs are advancing.
  • Limit the scope of liability based on the role of sales representatives in drug and medical device cases.

PRESENTERS:
Meera Sossaman, Irwin Fritchie Urquhart & Moore LLC, New Orleans, Louisiana USA
Sean Kennedy, Bristol Myers Squibb, New York, New York USA

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