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Program Overview

While medical opinions may be used to substantiate or refute claims, they are subjective based upon surgical experience, procedural comfort and training of the medical expert. This program will address the use of data driven testing in patient specific scenarios to acquire test results related to the performance of medical devices and the visualization methods available in conveying this message to a jury. The program will highlight several testing and visualization case examples with practical application to litigation scenarios.

Who Should Attend

  • Attorneys practicing in the fields of: Medical device performance litigation, Surgical Procedures, and Inside counsel to device manufacturers/caregiver facilities.

What You Will Learn

  • In-vitro testing can be used to substantiate, or refute, medical opinion based on derived data
  • Mechanical testing using clinically relevant conditions (in-vitro testing) can reveal device performance characteristics which can be visualized
  • In-vitro tests can be tailored to specific scenarios
  • Surgical procedure deviations may be evaluated and subsequently animated


Antonio Valdevit

Antonio Valdevit has consulted for Stryker Spine and held Orthopaedic appointments at NYU and Johns Hopkins and in Biomedical Engineering at The Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Valdevit directs S-E-A’s Health Sciences Division in assisting manufacturers and attorneys through clinically relevant testing for device performance, surgical procedure outcome and potential failure modes.

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