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Medical devices expert witness candidates typically have extensive experience in mechanical engineering, biomechanical engineering, medical device technology, electrical engineering, product design, cardiology, orthopedic surgery, and/or biomedical engineering. The selected expert witness may be a member of an industry organization such as the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) or the American Society for Quality (ASQ) Biomedical Division. In a high profile case, a law firm may request a medical device specialist with prior expert witness experience. A medical device expert witness needs to not only have expertise, an expert witness must also possess the ability to explain technology to a judge and jury. 

The term medical device encompasses any device or product intended for healthcare, which includes diagnosis and treatment, surgical, and over-the-counter (OTC). Medical devices range from tongue depressors and hospital gowns to complex pacemakers and robotic surgical systems. To assure safety and effectiveness, FDA regulation applies to all medical devices sold in the United States. The definition of medical device is very broad, as are the types of legal cases involving medical equipment and devices.

Litigation support by a medical device or implantable medical device expert witness could include reverse engineering, expert reports, and courtroom testimony. In addition, clients may seek a medical device industry expert or mechanical engineer for pre-litigation consulting work. Oftentimes, matters requiring medical device expert witness service involve intellectual property, such as patent infringement litigation, inter partes review or trade secret disputes. A forensic engineer can reverse engineer components to prove (or disprove) intellectual property infringement or theft. A medical device expert could also be called in on a medical malpractice case, medical device accident reconstruction for a personal injury case, or a product liability case involving a medical device failure analysis.

What are examples of medical device legal cases?

Example cases that Cahn Litigation Services has performed expert witness searches for have involved:

Cahn Litigation Services has completed numerous searches for a medical and engineering experts with specialized knowledge in medical products, providing candidates for each case to the specifications provided by the law firm. Cahn Litigation Services has the experience required to turn a search for an expert witness around quickly. The firm consistently provides candidates with the right balance of expertise and testimony.

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The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Medical Device experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give lawyers a sense of the Medical Device landscape.