Jianlin Song

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Jianlin Song, M.D., J.D., began her professional life as a physician in Beijing, China, which provided her with a solid background and extensive knowledge to represent companies and individual practitioners in the life sciences and health care industries after she changed her career path from medicine to law. During her 15-year legal career, Dr. Song has defended manufacturers of a very broad spectrum of life science products, from food supplements and dental adhesives to prescription drugs and medical devices. She also has represented clinical and diagnostic laboratories and dental, medical and nursing practitioners in professional malpractice cases, and in response to investigations by their respective professional boards. Among her many successes, Dr. Song defended a manufacturer of a 3D-printed joint prosthesis, obtaining a no liability judgment, which yielded the first published opinion in product liability law involving a 3D-printed medical device in the state of California.

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The Evolution of Innovator Liability for Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Brand-name drug manufacturers are not unfamiliar with the concept of Innovator Liability, under which they can be held liable for injuries caused by a product they did not make. In other words, Innovator Liability holds a manufacturer liable by virtue of being an innovator. Innovator Liability, usually brought under a failure to warn theory, can be traced back to a 2008 California case, Conte v. Wyeth, Inc.,…
Previously on this blog, Wilson Elser attorneys have written several posts about 3D printing technology and the law. We have predicted that this new technology has the potential to change the landscape of product liability law. This is happening, and especially so with respect to implantable medical devices, which are revolutionizing the health care industry with their unlimited potential for customization. While there are still no published opinions for product liability cases involving 3D printed…