Drug Product-Injury Litigation: Effective Use of Medical Information and the Scientific Literature in Building a Strategy for Defense Webinar
Time: 10:00 AM PDT | 01:00 PM EDT
Duration: 60 Minutes
Instructor: Jan M Kitzen
The material covered in this training session will be useful primarily for the pharmaceutical industry. However, the concepts presented should also be useful to manufacturers of medical devices.
This presentation will be useful for attorneys working for pharmaceutical/medical device companies who have engaged them to defend any of their products that may be involved in cases of alleged product injury. These law firms will also find this presentation useful to paralegals assisting with the defense as well as any other external partners/consultants they may have engaged to assist in the discovery process in order to develop a successful defense strategy.
Identification of key literature publications, extraction of important data and organization of information will be discussed. Techniques for building a strength of evidence database will be presented along with tips on how to identify expert witnesses who may be biased in favor of the plaintiffs.
Why Should you Attend:
By attending this training session, attendees will gain insight into how to search the medical literature and identify key articles to use in building a successful defense strategy. Attendees will also be equipped with methods for separating high quality publications from junk science articles.
Objectives of the Presentation:
- Understand the definition and types of product injury
- Become familiar with important literature databases
- Learn how to extract data from the literature and effectively organize into concise work-products
- Understand the principles of evidence-based medicine and how to use it to your advantage
- Develop the skills needed to evaluate the quality of scientific publications
- Become familiar with the concept of alternative causation