Articles - DAC Beachcroft

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Emerging Technologies – the use of Robotics in surgical procedures

Emerging Technologies – the use of Robotics in surgical procedures

The use of technology in the healthcare sector is rapidly expanding and continues to play a key role in the evolution of the range of healthcare servi ...

MedTech and the Brexit White Paper

MedTech and the Brexit White Paper

"Brexit means Brexit". But what does Brexit mean for the Medical Technology ("MedTech") sector of the UK economy, a sector which is, in legal terms, c ...

Product Liability Decision Finds for Pinnacle Metal on Metal Hip Manufacturer

Product Liability Decision Finds for Pinnacle Metal on Metal Hip Manufacturer

In the much-anticipated Depuy Pinnacle Metal on Metal (MoM) Hip Litigation decision, Mrs Justice Andrews has found that the defendant manufacturer was ...

Clouded judgment: when is software regulated as a medical device?

Clouded judgment: when is software regulated as a medical device?

Technology is revolutionising medicine and software is increasingly used in healthcare to help both patients and clinicians in their decisions. But so ...

New Code offers product recall guidance

New Code offers product recall guidance

Product recall principles set out in new Code The first government-backed Code of Practice for product recall in the UK has been launched by the new O ...

Anti-corruption lessons for MedTech companies following first conviction for failing to prevent bribery

Anti-corruption lessons for MedTech companies following first conviction for failing to prevent bribery

Life science and MedTech companies of all sizes should review their anti-corruption procedures following the outcome of the first contested case under ...

Medical device business practice changes: are you ready?

Medical device business practice changes: are you ready?

Manufacturers of medical devices should note the changes being phased in by the Association of British Healthcare Industries ("ABHI") this year, which ...

Investigating Defective Products under the Consumer Protection Act 1987

Investigating Defective Products under the Consumer Protection Act 1987

   

The Consumer Protection Act revisited - new light on defective products

The Consumer Protection Act revisited - new light on defective products

For 15 years, the most thorough examination of when a product is defective, pursuant to the Consumer Protection Act 1987 ("the CPA"), was the judgment ...