Managing Residual Risk – Words from the Wise

August 22, 2007

Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, P.C.’s Brian J. Donato cautioned companies about the dangers of “residual risk” while speaking at a recent conference on risk management sponsored by AdvaMed.  Medical Device & Diagnostic Industry reported on the speech in an August 2007 article.  Residual risk, which is “how much risk remains in a product after a company has conducted risk assessment,” can show up in many ways, including with respect to regulatory compliance, product liability, contractual obligations, marketing and sales, and company reputation.  As such, Mr. Donato cautioned companies not to ignore residual risk, and to minimize it as much as possible by conducting rigorous, upfront product risk assessments.

Categories: Medical Devices