David Ferrera Analyzes How 3-D Printing Leaps Ahead of Product Liability Law in Bloomberg BNAPrint PDF
David Ferrera, a partner in Nutter’s Litigation Department and chair of the firm’s Product Liability and Toxic Tort Litigation practice group, commented on the ramifications of 3-D printing in terms of product liability law in Bloomberg BNA. The article, “3-D Printing Leaps Ahead of Product Liability Law,” focuses on how strict liability may be difficult to apply in cases concerning 3-D printed products due to the unique technology and multiple actors being involved in production.
In the article, David points out that 3-D printing is a brand new technology and caselaw is still evolving. According to David, even when all the parties in the process are doing all they can to avoid problems, 3-D printing carries risks—especially as guidance and case law on the technology continues to evolve. “You have to continue forward and go on with your business,” he said.