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product liability:

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in law, an obligation of one party to another, usually to compensate financially. It is a fundamental aspect of tort law, although liability may also arise from duties entered into by special agreement, as in a contract or in the carrying out of a fiduciary duty.
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Given the emergence of these outlier theories of liability, it may be prudent for both manufacturers and co-promoters of brand pharmaceutical products to factor these litigation risks into their business strategies.
100) Ambiguity in how the court will analyze a claimant's theory or theories of liability adds to the technicalities of procedure already demanded from claimants.
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IF THE HOSPITAL HAD TIMELY RAISED THE ISSUE THAT THE PLAINTIFF HAD RAISED TWO SEPARATE AND DISTINCT THEORIES OF LIABILITY IN THE TRIAL COURT, ONE EXCLUSIVE OF THE OTHER, THE APPELLATE COURT'S DECISION MAY HAVE BEEN DIFFERENT.
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The Exchange also offers a comprehensive FDA litigation packet, "Pharmaceutical Products Liability Cases," which contains materials on the FDA prescription drug approval process and its inherent flaws; theories of liability and recent trends in pharmaceutical products liability cases; drug companies' direct-to-consumer marketing tactics and the effect on the learned-intermediary doctrine; drug company promotion of off-label use and its adverse effects; pharmacology; epidemiology and its role in proving causation; sample complaints; client-intake and case-evaluation forms; tips on selecting and "Daubert-proofing" your expert; and strategies, as well as case law, on avoiding preemption in general.
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