Science and Expert Witness Development

A sound and well-framed science theory of the case, supported by credible and persuasive expert witness testimony, is vital at trial. It forms the core basis of many successful defenses, narrows the issues at trial, and limits—or ideally excludes—the opposing expert’s testimony. In addition to supporting the science theory of the case, well-prepared experts can provide the technical, medical, or scientific understanding a jury needs to reach a verdict. Those who are most effective are able to distill complex, technical information into clear and convincing lay terms.

Goldman Ismail lawyers routinely lead expert witness and science teams in mass tort litigation. With our scientific backgrounds and depth of experience, we have a unique ability to interpret, synthesize, and present complex scientific concepts and data, and develop winning science theories of the case.

To that end, we identify and consult with prominent industry professionals, leveraging their expertise and developing their testimony. We incorporate the latest information from cutting edge technical or medical literature on the drug, device, product, or service at issue. We frequently defend and take key scientific fact and expert witness depositions, and present and defend those witnesses at trial. In effect, we are educating co-counsel, judges, and juries on these matters, with the goal of achieving decisive victories for our clients at trial.

Representative Matters

Expert Team for In Re Mirena Product Liability Litigation

Goldman Ismail heads the science and expert team in product liability litigation involving Mirena®, an FDA-approved intrauterine contraceptive system manufactured by Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Expert Team for In Re Fosamax Product Liability Litigation

Goldman Ismail is a member of the national science and expert team in products liability litigation arising out of Merck & Co. Inc.’s osteoporosis medication, Fosamax®

Expert Team for Vioxx Matters

Goldman Ismail continues to serve the role of co-lead counsel for the expert team in pending Vioxx® matters. Goldman Ismail regularly identifies and develops experts in various disciplines who testify during trials in these matters.

Expert Team for In Re Magnevist Product Liability Litigation

Goldman Ismail was lead counsel for the expert team in product liability litigation involving Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s Magnevist® product, a contrast dye used in magnetic resonance imaging.

Expert Team for In Re Medtronic, Inc. Sprint Fidelis Leads Product Liability Litigation

Goldman Ismail was co-lead counsel for the expert team in product liability litigation involving Medtronic, Inc.'s Sprint Fidelis® product, a transvenous defibrillation lead used in implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs).


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