Kristie Tappan

Kristie Tappan

Sedgwick LLP

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Recent Developments in Medical Monitoring Case Law (2013-2014)

Over the last 30 years, state and federal courts have grappled with how best to address claims filed by plaintiffs who do not currently suffer from an actual injury or illness, but rather seek damages for their risk of...more

4/1/2014 - Healthcare Medical Devices Medical Liability Medical Monitoring

New York Refines When Medical Monitoring Damages Are Available

Last December, in Caronia v. Philip Morris USA, Inc., 2013 N.Y. Slip Op. 08372, 2013 WL 6589454, New York’s highest court declined to create a stand-alone medical monitoring tort for a smoker who sought damages for the...more

4/1/2014 - Healthcare Medical Devices Medical Monitoring

New York’s Highest Court Rejects Cause of Action for Medical Monitoring

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit asked New York’s highest court to answer whether a heavy smoker who has not been diagnosed with a smoking-related disease may pursue a claim against a tobacco company for...more

2/3/2014 - Healthcare Medical Monitoring

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