Medical Device: Wrongful Death Case

Dec 1, 2004

Conducted a ThemeTesting focus group study on behalf of the defense in a case involving the claimed wrongful death of an infant child. The plaintiffs alleged that a medical device used by the child’s father was defective, resulting in the father losing consciousness while holding the infant, in turn causing the father to fall upon and smother the infant. The ThemeTesting study allowed the trial team to test approaches to presenting a science-based defense in a case that otherwise involved heartbreaking facts. The study assisted the trial team with case valuation as well as with development of discovery strategies and settlement strategies.