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Maja C Eaton

Maja C Eaton
Office:
Sidley Austin LLP
One South Dearborn Street
60603
City:
Chicago
State:
Illinois
Country:
USA
Tel:
+1 312 853 7123
Fax:
+1 312 853 7036

Biography • Life Sciences - Product Liability

Maja C Eaton is a partner in Sidley's Chicago office, and a global coordinator for the products liability and mass torts practice. She has defended and tried a wide variety of products liability cases, ranging from the defence of toxic tort litigation to cases and mass tort litigation involving pharmaceutical drugs and medical devices. Ms Eaton's background in the sciences lends itself well to this practice area, and she has substantial experience in the development of trial themes, expert witnesses and company defences involving a variety of scientific and medical disciplines.

Ms Eaton has served as national coordinating counsel and member of the national trial team for a major client in asbestos litigation, and in 2005 secured a defence verdict for the client in a significant asbestos case tried in Madison County, Illinois. She currently serves as trial counsel to a client in cases in the MDL and state court litigation involving gadolinium-based MRI contrast agents, and as national counsel to a medical device manufacturer in litigation involving cardiac leads. Ms Eaton has also successfully defended trial court level victories in both state and federal appellate courts. She has delivered a number of presentations at national and international law conferences on topics relating to the defence of drug and medical device claims, including challenging the use of circumstantial proof of defect in medical device cases, proof of general versus specific causation in toxic exposure and drug cases and a primer on US product liability law for foreign in-house counsel. Ms Eaton has also taught products liability law as an adjunct professor of law at Chicago-Kent College of Law.

This biography is an extract from The International Who's Who of Life Sciences Lawyers which can be purchased from our Shop.

Biography • Product Liability Defence

Maja C Eaton is a partner in Sidley's Chicago office, a global coordinator for the products liability and mass torts practice, and the firmwide co-chair of the committee for the retention and promotion of women. She has defended and tried a wide variety of products liability cases, ranging from the defence of toxic tort litigation to cases and mass tort litigation involving pharmaceutical drugs and medical devices. Ms Eaton's background in the sciences lends itself well to this practice area, and she has substantial experience in the development of trial themes, expert witnesses and company defences involving a variety of scientific and medical disciplines.

Ms Eaton has served as national coordinating counsel and member of the national trial team for a major client in asbestos litigation, and in 2005 secured a defence verdict for the client in a significant asbestos case tried in Madison County, Illinois. She currently serves as national coordinating counsel to a client involved in significant medical device litigation, and she continues to serve as trial counsel to a client in litigation involving gadolinium-based MRI contrast agents. Ms Eaton has also defended trial court level victories in both state and federal appellate courts. She has delivered a number of presentations at national and international law conferences on topics relating to the defence of drug and medical device claims, including challenging the use of circumstantial proof of defect in medical device cases, proof of general versus specific causation in toxic exposure and drug cases and a primer on US product liability law for foreign in-house counsel. Ms Eaton has also taught products liability law as an adjunct professor of law at Chicago-Kent College of Law.

This biography is an extract from The International Who's Who of Product Liability Defence Lawyers which can be purchased from our Shop.

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