Drug Development Expert Witnesses
What is a drug development expert witness?
Drug development expert witness candidates typically have a PhD and a background in pharmaceutical chemistry, physiology, microbiology, and/or clinical pharmacology. Drug development is the process of bringing a pharmaceutical drug to the market as a result of scientific drug discovery. Experts may be a member of an industry association such as the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), or the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations (IFPMA).
What types of cases require a drug development expert witness?
The process of drug development – from concept, preclinical testing, clinical trial development to an approved drug – typically takes more than 10 years. Litigation support by drug development expert witness often involves intellectual property matters such as a patent litigation or a trade secret dispute. The expertise of a drug development expert witness will provide credibility to enable the jury to consider the scientific evidence with the weight it deserves.
Drug development expert witness case examples
Representing the plaintiff or defendant, top litigation firms call on Cahn Litigation Services to find drug development expert witnesses for a wide variety of matters including:
- toxicology (adverse effects of drugs and drug combinations),
- regulatory affairs and regulatory submissions,
- drug metabolism,
- drug safety, and
- medical malpractice.
What litigation support work might a drug development expert witness be expected to perform?
Litigation support work by a medical expert specializing in drug development could include research, literature review, and authoring expert reports, providing expert opinions and expert witness testimony at a trial. In a high-profile case, or litigation involving a significant financial stake, a law firm may request a drug development professional with prior expert witness experience.
Cahn Litigation Services has the experience required to turn a search for a drug development expert witness around quickly, providing the right balance of expertise and testimony experience.
Drug Development Expert Witness - Representative Bios
Please Note: All Cahn Litigation expert witness searches are customized to attorneys' precise specifications and preferences. Attorneys are encouraged to discuss search parameters with a Cahn search specialist.
The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Drug Development experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give lawyers a sense of the Drug Development landscape.