January 2013 - Cohen & Malad, LLP

Child Support and the Responsibility of Sperm Donors

by: Julie Andrews, Attorney Two cases have recently appeared in the media sparking an interesting debate about the issue of child support for children who have been conceived via sperm donors. The question of the sperm donor’s legal responsibility to financially support the artificially conceived child has interesting considerations. The court decisions of these cases… Continue Reading »

Stengel v. Medtronic and Failure to Warn

by: Jonathan Knoll, Attorney On January 10, 2013, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit sitting en banc found that the Medical Device Amendments (MDA) to the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (“FDCA”) did not preempt a plaintiff’s state-law failure to warn claim when the state-law duty “parallels” a manufacturer’s duty under… Continue Reading »

Biased Drug Trials and the Effect on Patients

by: Jeff S. Gibson, Attorney What do you remember from your high school science class? You probably remember designing and conducting experiments. You might even remember the partner that was assigned to you (hopefully someone smart). In your science class you learned about how a well-designed experiment could answer a question. You learned the importance… Continue Reading »