Dr. Tara Tabatabaie, an attorney and a scientist, brings an extremely unique combination of legal and scientific expertise to cases where science and scientific evidence are at the heart of the issues in question. Dr. Tabatabaie has served as a member of the Plaintiffs Steering Committees and Science Committees of a number of national, multi-district litigations, including, In Re: Abbott Laboratories, et al., Preterm Infant Nutrition Products Liability Litigation, MDL 3026, In re Roundup Products Liability Litigation, MDL 2741, In Re: Actos (Pioglitazone) Products Liability Litigation, MDL 2299,In Re: Fluoroquinolone Products Liability Litigation, MDL 2642, and In Re: Avandia Marketing, Sales Practices, and Products Liability Litigation, MDL 1871. Her scientific expertise and unique skill set have made significant contributions to the successful resolution of these cases, many of which resulted in multi-billion-dollar settlements for the plaintiffs. Her ability to pinpoint critical scientific evidence, and her work regarding scientific experts in the cases she has been involved in have enabled plaintiffs to successfully develop and advance scientific theories that withstand attacks by experts retained by defendants, and defendants’ Daubert challenges.
Prior to starting her legal career, Dr. Tabatabaie was a senior research scientist at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation in Oklahoma City. In that position, she studied the biomedical processes involved in a variety of diseases, including cancer, diabetes, stroke, heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and various environmental toxins. Dr. Tabatabaie is the author of numerous scientific articles and book chapters and has served as the peer reviewer for several prestigious scientific journals.
Due to her extensive biomedical research experience, Dr. Tabatabaie is frequently requested to lecture and educate the legal community on the scientific issues involved in pharmaceutical litigation. Her latest contribution is an article published in the Journal of the American Association for Justice, Trial, entitled “Decoding General Causation Data.”