ON MESH, LITIGATION AND WHAT WE CAN LEARN FROM THE LITIGATION NIGHTMARE
We are very pleased to invite Ben Rubinowitz, a trial lawyer who practices in New York City, who will present an overview of transvaginal mesh litigation as the opening lecture at ICS 2018, Philadelphia.
This session will be an up-to-date discussion of issues involved in the litigation as well as trial issues and techniques used by plaintiff’s attorneys to prove their case against Product Manufacturers, Doctors and Hospital Employees. The discussion will also include methods and strategies that can be used to protect urologists, gynaecologists, and hospital employees from being sued and what to do in the event a physician or hospital employee is involved in a lawsuit. A discussion of the learned intermediary doctrine, which shifts the blame away from the product manufacturer to the doctor, will be discussed as well as a detailed discussion of the importance of Informed Consent. Mr. Rubinowitz will not only discuss these issues but will provide trial demonstrations related to these important points.
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Mr Ben Rubinowitz Biography
Throughout his 30-year legal career, Ben Rubinowitz has made his mark as a leading trial lawyer combining hard work and dedication with his remarkable courtroom skills and presence. Mr. Rubinowitz began his career as a prosecutor, where he honed the trial skills that would become his hallmark. From there, he began serving as a trial lawyer representing severely injured plaintiffs in personal injury cases, eventually joining GGCRBHS&M in 1989. For the past 15 years Mr. Rubinowitz was featured in New York Magazines' article on "Best Lawyers in New York". For the past 12 years Ben has been recognized in the New York Times as one of the "Top 100" lawyers in the New York Metro area, as evaluated by New York Super Lawyers. Ben was honored by being elected to be a member of the prestigious Inner Circle of Advocates. The Inner Circle of Advocates is limited to 100 members considered among the best plaintiffs attorneys in the United States and also to be "lawyers of excellent character and integrity." Mr. Rubinowitz's experience and legal acumen is also sought out outside of the courtroom. He has appeared as a legal expert on Court TV and co-authors a regular column in the NY Law Journal on the subject of trial advocacy. His successes as a trial lawyer and expertise in his field have earned him national recognition as a trial advocacy teacher both to attorneys and to law students. Mr. Rubinowitz has lectured, chaired, and participated in seminars and programs at Harvard, Yale, Emory, Fordham, Hofstra, St. John's, Pace and Cardozo law schools, as well as more than 100 continuing legal education programs throughout the country and internationally. In recognition of his trial skills, Mr. Rubinowitz has been asked by the National Institute for Trial Advocacy to serve as a national and regional team leader and thereafter, ultimately elected to the prestigious position of a National Board Member of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy. And, more recently, Mr. Rubinowitz was asked by the Duke University School of Medicine and Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons to lecture physicians about Medical Malpractice at the National Urologic Forum.In recognition of his experience and talent Ben has been asked to represent Judges before the Judicial Conduct Commission.