Legal risks from health technology and wearable devices

11 Jun 2021

According to Swiss Re’s latest annual Systematic Observation of Notions Associated with Risk (SONAR) report, insurers should we wary of the risk of legal action as a result of advice provided by health technology and apps.

Speaking to Health & Protection this week, Product Liability Partner Daniel West points to cases in the US where health apps have had to be recalled. He believes problems arise where the product is not a tangible item… “It’s the reason that the Consumer Rights Act introduced new protections relating to the supply of digital content in October 2015… The European Commission also recently considered the implications of emerging digital technologies and raised concerns about the applicability of the current laws to interconnected, digital, autonomous and intelligent products.”

Click here to read the article in full and to find out what advice Daniel has for insurers.

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Disclaimer: This document does not present a complete or comprehensive statement of the law, nor does it constitute legal advice. It is intended only to highlight issues that may be of interest to clients of BLM. Specialist legal advice should always be sought in any particular case.

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