Carmen S. Scott
Carmen Scott helps lead Motley Rice's mass tort pharmaceutical litigation by managing complex personal injury and economic recovery damages cases on behalf of victims of medical negligence, harmful medical drugs and devices and corporate misconduct.
With a focus on women's products, Carmen has been on the forefront of national contraceptive litigation involving products such as Mirena®IUD, Nuvaring®, Yaz® and Yasmin®. She serves on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in the In re NuvaRing Products Liability Litigation, as co-lead counsel in the In re Mirena Product Liability state court consolidation in New Jersey, and as Co-Chair of the AAJ Mirena® IUD Litigation Group. Carmen currently represents clients in a variety of drug product matters, including osteonecrosis and femur fracture cases related to the osteoporosis drug Fosamax®.
Prior to joining Motley Rice in 2005 and concentrating her efforts on the medical practice area, Carmen represented numerous clients in jury trials, working on products liability, personal injury and business cases for both plaintiffs and defendants.
Carmen is a frequent speaker on medical litigation and topics involving women's products, regularly lecturing at both legal seminars and public advocacy events on such issues as plaintiffs' rights in medical negligence and dangerous drug cases. She has been quoted in numerous national media outlets and publications, including The Associated Press, NBC News New York, Marie Claire, MotherJones and The Safety Report. Carmen was selected by her peers for inclusion in the 2013 South Carolina Super Lawyers® Rising Stars list.
Active in her community, Carmen proudly serves as Vice Chair on the Board for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of South Carolina, fundraising and promoting the Foundation's mission, as well as serving as a "wish-granter" for families that have been selected by the organization. She has also served as a board member for the nonprofit organization Charleston County Friends of the Library. Carmen is a member of the American Association for Justice (AAJ), serving on its Exchange Advisory Committee, the American Bar Association (ABA), the South Carolina Association for Justice (SCAJ) and the South Carolina Women Lawyers Association. A South Carolina native, Carmen was honored with the Charleston Regional Business Journal's Forty Under 40 award in 2013 in recognition of her professional achievements and contributions to the community.
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