Mobile Medical Apps Invite New Breed Of Product Suits

Law360, New York (April 3, 2013, 8:40 PM EDT) -- The first wave of mobile apps functioning as medical devices are hitting patients' iPhones and Blackberrys now. But as with any new technology, the apps are ripe targets for lawsuits, and attorneys say they will raise liability issues — and suck in defendants — never before seen in medical device litigation.

Industry onlookers have hailed medical mobile apps as the future of medical devices, and to some extent, that future has already arrived. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, for instance, recently approved a blood glucose...
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