Mtmp productions presents:

Mass Torts Made Perfect Presents:
Actos and Pelvic Mesh Litigation Update
A Plaintiffs Only Forum

Date: February 8, 2012
Location: The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Philadelphia – Grand Ballroom

Co-chairs: Troy Rafferty, Levin Papantonio Thomas Mitchell Rafferty &
Proctor and Paul Pennock, Weitz & Luxenberg

8:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 Opening Remarks

Mike Papantonio, Levin Papantonio Thomas Mitchell Rafferty & Proctor Actos Litigation Update
8:45 Latest Developments in Actos Litigation
 What you need to know about the MDL judge Rebecca Doherty  Effective strategy for case selection – what to look for, what to  Developments in California, Chicago and other hot spots Michael Goetz, Morgan & Morgan Seth Katz, Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine Karen Barth Menzies, Robinson Calcagnie Robinson Shapiro Davis
9:15 Precedent Relevant to Actos in the MDL Circuit
 Forecasting the potential problems with these cases  Daubert and experts – what to expect Robert Price, Levin Papantonio Thomas Mitchell Rafferty & Proctor
9:45 Litigation Developments in the MDL Up to This Point
 Anticipated time line for the next six months
10:15 Morning break

10:30 Medical and Scientific Studies – the Latest News
 Most recent literature – what does it say?  What do the scientific studies do to the plaintiff’s case - help it, or Peter Brodhead, Spangenberg Shibley & Liber Mike London, Douglas & London
11:00 Living with the Mensing Decision
 Impact on recent cases and key decisions to point to  How are different courts dealing with the Mensing issue  How will Mensing affect the Actos case? Karen Barth Menzies, Robinson Calcagnie Robinson Shapiro Davis
11:30 Important Considerations for Settlement

 Structured Settlements – Are structured settlements practical and  Medicare 2012 Update – everything you need to know regarding MMSEA changes and recent CMS LMSA guidance Chris Princis, Brook Hollow Financial Elizabeth Vish, Garretson Resolution Group 12:00 Networking Luncheon

Pelvic Mesh Litigation Update

1:15 The Commonalities of Mesh Devices
 Polypropylene characteristics that are common to all devices  Crossing the product boundaries as to proof of liability Henry Garrard, Blasingame Burch Garrard Ashley Robert Price, Levin Papantonio Thomas Mitchell Rafferty & Proctor
2:00 Recent Litigation Update
 Status of the litigation: TVM and slings manufactured by Coloplast  Status of the Litigation: Gynecare (Johnson & Johnson) and C.R. o Case management orders, protective orders o Scheduling of bellwether trials o Procedural issues: master complaint; multiple manufacturer  Boston Scientific and AMS – in Delaware and Minnesota Wendy Fleishman, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein Jillian Roman, Cohen Placitella & Roth Yvonne Flaherty, Lockridge Grindal Nauen Derek Braslow, Pogust Braslow & Millrood
3:00 Afternoon break

3:15 The Learned Intermediary Defense
 What was the doctor training that was offered by the company, and  What information/directions were doctors given?  What is the typical patient’s viewpoint?  What will the defenses likely be, and how to deal with them Henry Garrard, Blasingame Burch Garrard Ashley Zoe Littlepage, Littlepage Booth 4:15 Product Selection and the Scientific Aspects of the Products
 In-depth review of how the products are made  What are the good designs, and bad designs  Mechanically – why are they good or bad products Martin Crump, Davis Crump Allan Zelikovic, Weitz & Luxenberg
5:00 FDA Update
Melanie Muhlstock, Parker Waichman Alonso
5:30 Networking Cocktail Reception

Sponsored by Counsel Financial

6:45 Dinner Buffet and Auction to Benefit the Center for Social Justice
at Temple University School of Law (all attendees and speakers are invited
and there is no charge for this event. You must RSVP by February 3, to
or call 610-644-3943.



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