Product Liability, Pharmaceutical and Mass Tort

Product Liability, Pharmaceutical and Mass Tort

The Product Liability, Pharmaceutical and Mass Tort EEG is the product of a merger between the Product Liability EEG

The reasoning for this is that these are specialised areas and there are few practioners who do not practice in both areas of law. Although product liability is generally dominated by pharmaceutical claims, there are of course also claims for medical devices and common domestic products including but not limited to furniture and toys. The law that would be applicable in the majority of cases for the victims such incidents is a common one emanating from the original Product Liability Directive. Similarly, although it is entirely possible and frequently happens that there will be a unitary claim, more often than not if there is a product liability claim it will need a collective remedy. For this reason, it remains suitable to continue with the mass torts element

The new chairperson of the group is Mark Harvey who is also very active in Europe as he, on behalf of PEOPIL,  is a Member of the Expert Group on Liability and New Technologies set up by the European Commission who currently is working on a preliminary Concept Paper for the future Guidance on the Product Liability Directive 85/374/EEC and also on matters not covered by the Future Guidance on the Product Liability Directive 85/374/EEC

The secretary of the EEG  is Jolanta Budzowska