Sastre and Kennedy Target Effect of Pandemic Fears on Product Liability Litigation in Law360

Shook, Hardy & Bacon Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Partner Hildy Sastre and Associate Iain Kennedy discuss various challenges facing product liability litigation founded on the fear of pandemics in a December 17, 2014, Law360 article titled “Product Liability in the Age of Global Pandemics.”  Outlining ways that product manufacturers can protect themselves, they explain that a recently filed putative class action in California, Shahinian v. Kimberly-Clark Corp., demonstrates that “even the most insulated business can face claims related to injuries caused by diseases over which it had no control.”