March 3, 2014 by Brad Perriello
A Pennsylvania state judge ordered the creation of a mass tort this week to collect product liability lawsuits filed over pelvic mesh products against some of the largest names in medical devices.
As we put a ribbon on 2013, another tumultuous year for the medical device industry, it’s time to check the tea leaves for what medtech might expect in 2014.
These predictions are based on the 2,500 or so stories we’ve written this year about the medical device space, as well as conversations we’ve had with hundreds of industry leaders about their thoughts, concerns, annoyances and triumphs.
Prediction #1: The medical device tax will not survive 2014