Overview

Adrienne Franco Busby puts science and strategy to work for companies facing product liability litigation. She is an experienced litigator in product liability, commercial, employment, class action and mass tort matters.

Product Liability & Mass Torts

Adrienne represents local, national and international manufacturers of pharmaceuticals, medical devices and consumer products across the U.S. and in Canada. She is skilled in understanding and interpreting the science that affects product litigation.

Adrienne strengthens clients’ cases by preparing expert witnesses in disciplines including:

  • Various medical specialties
  • Biomechanics
  • Metallurgy
  • Human factors
  • Epidemiology
  • Environmental science
  • Economics
  • Vocational rehabilitation and engineering

Adrienne has defended companies involved in asbestos, pharmaceutical and medical device mass torts. She has experience handling complex medical causation issues, including allegations related to systemic toxicity, cardiac injury and cancer. 

Credentials

Bar Admissions

Indiana

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan

Education

Notre Dame Law School
J.D. magna cum laude (2001)

University of Notre Dame
B.A. summa cum laude (1998)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • Tips for Learning the Learned Treatise Exception
    Co-author, Mass Torts Litigation Newsletter, American Bar Association, April 2018 
  • Medical Literature: Developing a Scientific Defense (and Offense!)
    Co-presenter, DRI Drug and Medical Device Conference, New York, New York, May 2018 
  • Medical Devices: Do I Need to Open a CAPA?
    Panelist, FDLI's Enforcement, Litigation and Compliance Conference, Washington, D.C., December 2017
  • Litigation and Settlements
    Co-presenter, FDLI's Enforcement, Litigation and Compliance Conference, Washington, D.C., December 2016
  • Legal Ramifications of Implant Retrievals for Medical Device Manufacturers
    ASTM International Workshop, Tampa, Florida, November 2015
  • The Role of ASTM Standards & Taper Corrosion Litigation
    American Society for Testing & Materials (ASTM) Symposium on Modularity and Tapers in Total Joint Replacement Devices, New Orleans, Louisiana, November 2014
  • The Role of ASTM Standards in Medical Device Litigation
    American Society for Testing & Materials (ASTM) Workshop on Modularity and Tapers in Total Joint Replacement Devices, Jacksonville, Florida, November 2013

Leadership & Community

Pro Bono

  • Seeking asylum for a Guatemalan family escaping persecution

Professional Associations

  • Law360 — Product Liability Editorial Advisory Board, 2017
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Indianapolis Bar Association — Young Lawyers & Women and the Law Divisions
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Food and Drug Law Institute

Civic Activities

  • Dress for Success Indianapolis — Board of Directors; Stepping Out In Style (Event Chair, 2015-present; Logistics Chair, 2012-14)

Honors

  • Indiana Super Lawyers — Rising Star, Personal Injury Defense: Products, 2009, 2016
  • Phi Beta Kappa
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