July 2013 - Cohen & Malad, LLP

Defective Medical Devices: Manufacturers, Physicians, and Fault

by: Gregory L. Laker , Attorney Pharmaceuticals and medical devices have a huge impact on the health and quality of life for millions of people. Companies spend billions of dollars in research and development seeking to create the next blockbuster drug or groundbreaking medical device that will allow patients to live fuller, happier lives. A… Continue Reading »

What You Need to Know About Accessibility at Public Venues: Guest Post by Melissa Stuart

by: Melissa L.Stuart, Attorney Summertime means more outdoor activities. For people with disabilities, it can be challenging to navigate outdoor venues and other public places due to accessibility issues. My article on the Friendship Circle blog this month discusses accessibility concerns and how the Americans with Disabilities Act protects the rights of people with disabilities.

Mutual Pharmaceutical Co., Inc. v. Bartlett Decision Leaves Injured Consumers Without Protection

by: Jonathan Knoll, Attorney Recently, in a divided 5-4 opinion, the United States Supreme Court dealt a crushing blow to victims of dangerous and defective drugs. In Mutual Pharmaceutical Co., Inc. v. Bartlett, the Supreme Court found that state-law design defect claims against generic drug manufacturers that turn on the adequacy of a drug’s warnings… Continue Reading »