Plaintiff-Only GranuFlo and Dialysis Products Seminar

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Plaintiff-Only GranuFlo and Dialysis Products Seminar 

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Thursday, December 6

Welcome and Overview of Litigation
Stephen J. Herman, LA
Michelle A. Parfitt, VA     

The Defendant:  Fresenius Medical Care (FMC) and Affiliates      
Tobias L. Millrood, PA

Fresenius Timeline of Events
Anthony Tarricone, MA 
FDA and Company Documents
B. Kristian W. Rasmussen, III, AL

Medical and Scientific Overview of GranuFlo Cases
• Dialysis 101:  A generic overview of the process and mechanics of the dialysis machine
• Granuflo leading to elevated bicarbonate levels:  Understanding the science and chemistry
• The impact of elevated bicarbonate levels on the heart:  Understanding the electrophysiology
R. Clay Milling, GA
Harvey R. Spiegel, GA

Case Screening and Product Identification
Sindhu S. Daniel, NJ
Andrea S. Hirsch, GA

FDA 510(k) Regulatory Process
Peter T. Anderson, VA
Robert K. Jenner, MD 
The Fraud Case
James R. Roy, LA
Thomas A. Thomassie, IV, LA

State and Federal Court Strategy
• Overview of Massachusetts law
• Jurisdiction and venue
Michael S. Appel, MA 
Theories of Liability
• Product liability claims involving the machine
Noah H. Kushlefsky, NY


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