Certified Product Safety Specialist (CPSS) Certification

Expand Your Practice into Product Liability Cases

Learn the secrets to finding, securing, and completing huge product liability cases and class action lawsuits. These types of cases require a completely different approach than regular Legal Nurse Consulting cases. Learn everything you need to know to work hundreds and even thousands of cases with this certification.

A Certified Product Safety Specialist (CPSS) is responsible for minimizing the risks in the product safety industry by identifying, screening, reviewing and reducing potential problems. A CPSS can develop reports regarding damages and injuries potentially caused by a product. Even though many of these topics are covered in the LNC STAT course, the CPSS certification covers more in-depth topics in the product safety specialty. The CPSS course was developed for the staff of a multi-billion dollar pharmaceutical company. With the many products that are under scrutiny, the need for this type of new age specialty is at its highest!

Why is the CPSS Certification Needed?

The concern of product safety has become a worldwide issue. Consumers are more educated now than ever before. No longer are they relying on what the doctor ordered. Products are being advertised on television, in magazines, in newspapers and even on billboards. The product industry is leading the world’s income. There is an alarming increase in the number of lawsuits against product manufacturers, importers and distributors. Pharmaceutical companies are being hit the hardest. The media becomes involved with increasing the awareness of many products once they are suspected of causing harm to the consumer. How does a consumer become protected with the products that are on the market? How does the manufacturer know that the product is safe for distribution? What happens when product safety is an issue? How does a company protect itself from lawsuits? What can a consumer do if they claim they have damages or injuries from a product? These are all questions a Certified Product Safety Specialist (CPSS) can help answer.

Who Needs the Help of a CPSS?

  • Plaintiff Firms
  • Defense Firms
  • Pharmaceutical Companies
  • Product Manufacturing Companies
  • Distribution Companies
  • Importers/Exporters
  • Media/Journalism
  • Food and Drug Administration
  • Federal Trade Commission
  • Consumer Product Safety Commission
  • Product Manufacturing Companies
  • Other Government Agencies
  • Any Organization in Need of Product Safety Analysis

Some Topics of Discussion:

  • Strict liability
  • Products liability
  • Failure to warn
  • Manufacturing
  • Duty, breach of duty, damages/injuries, causation
  • Internet search: Medscape, MEDLINE, eMedicine, Drug
  • Reference
  • Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
  • FDA compliance
  • FDA approval
  • Clinical studies
  • Investigational new drugs
  • New drug applications
  • Liability Prevention
  • Labeling
  • Drug warnings
  • Pharmaceutical advertising
  • Adverse drug reactions/adverse product reactions
  • Adverse Events
  • Trending
  • Toxic Torts
  • Signaling
  • Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)
  • Risk minimization
  • Risk minimization action plans
  • Liability Detection
  • Consumer complaint calls
  • Basic data entry
  • Demographics
  • Electronic Case Screening
  • Report Writing
  • How to use the computer to make reports
  • Preparation of exhibits/demonstrative evidence
  • Using databases/software to manage mass information
  • Electronic database report writing
  • Federal acts
  • Standards/deviations
  • Legal and ethical aspects
  • Conflicts of interest
  • Confidentiality
  • Fraud
  • Risk assessment - benefit/risk ratio
  • Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)