Very Small Particles. Very Big Headaches?
Nanotechnology is one of the hottest areas of product innovation.
In 2006, over $50 billion of nano-enabled items were sold worldwide.
Non-stick pans and sunscreens are only the beginning. Experts predict the development of nano-medical devices that can course through our blood streams.
Regulation and knowledge of the long-term effects of nanotechnology on people and the environment lag well behind advances in science.
And this leaves insurers and insured exposed to vast areas of unquantifiable risk in:
- Workers’ Compensation
- General Liability
- Product Liability and Recall
- Environmental Liability
To assess risk and handle nanotechnology claims demands the most advanced understanding of the science.
Giffin Koerth’s Nanotechnology Practice is led by Doug Perovic. He is one of North America’s leading experts in the field. He is a professor of Materials Science and Engineering at a top university and has been Chairman of his department.
To know where you stand, make a little call to Robert Sparling at 416.368.1700.