The CoMeta homepage features recently published themes and blogs in a carousel (1). From the carousel, users can also navigate to the new content and trending science theme pages (2). Users can navigate to Litagion agent, damage, industry, company, and scenario profiles via the Event Set menu (3) at the top of every CoMeta page or via the icons at the bottom of the homepage (3). Also available at the top of the homepage are links to CoMeta Themes (4), and Praedicat Blogs (5).
CoMeta currently profiles more than 240 individual risks. While each risk can be understood by itself, it is natural to want to compare and contrast individual risks, and all the more so when those risks share features in common. Technically-speaking, a theme in CoMeta is nothing more than a collection of latent mass liabilities – hypothetical law suits distinguished by a set of plaintiffs making a common claim against members of a single defendant industry.
Every theme will be updated with each CoMeta release to reflect changes in the underlying drivers of latency catastrophe risk. Individual theme pages consist of a set of thumbnail data (Science, Liability Risk, Severity, etc...) (1) and blog (2) cards that then open to more detailed views.
Every month Praedicat's scientists create blogs about topics our clients care about. Whether it's because they are in the news, or there is new science.
The Quindrex® visualization allows a user to evaluate the risk arising from a material, substance, process, practice or phenomenon that is the common denominator in a mass litigation episode. Praedicat refers to such a risk as a Litagion® agent.
A Litagion profile contains an overview of the selected Litagion® agent, including text, graphics, and links to further information than can help a user understand the risk associated with the selected Litagion® agent. (Science Risk, Liability Risk, Projected Science, Projected Loss, Clash Risk, and Associated Companies, Damages, and Scenarios)
The Trefoil visualization allows a user to evaluate the potential financial impact of the diseases and health conditions (harms) hypothesized to arise from exposure to Litagion® agents profiled in CoMeta.
A Damage profile contains an overview of the selected Harm including text, graphics, and links to further information than can help a user understand the risk associated with the selected harm. (Associated Litagion Agents, Prevalence, Latency, Costs, and Liability Risk)
The Sawtooth visualization allows a user to evaluate an industry's risk profile by visualizing potential lawsuits associated with that industry and examining the Litagion® agents linked to that industry. A particular industry can be viewed as a defendant class, whereas a company in the industry would be a specific defendant within that class.
A Industry profile contains an overview of the selected industry including text, graphics, and links to further information than can help a user understand the risk associated with the selected industry. (Associated Litagion Agents, Projected Loss, Industry Clash, Liability Risk, and Associated Companies)
The Dartboard visualization allows a user to evaluate a company's risk profile by examining the Litagion® agents linked to the company and visualizing the risk of potential lawsuits against the company. The company profile summarizes the company’s risk of litigation attributable to associated Litagion agents and signals whether it either manufactures, or incorporates them into its products.
A Company profile contains an overview of the selected company including text, graphics, and links to further information than can help a user understand the risk associated with the selected company. (Associated Litagion Agents, Projected Loss, Company Clash, and Liability Risk)
Disaster Scenarios can be used to better inform portfolio stress testing and portfolio risk management. Currently there are two types of scenarios in CoMeta:
Realistic disaster scenarios (RDS) describe catastrophic mass litigation events that Praedicat considers unlikely but minimally probable and consistent with current science and law.
Extreme disaster scenarios (XDS) describe hypothetical liability catastrophes that lie outside of Praedicat’s estimated probabilistic model. These scenarios explore the magnitude and distribution of losses in a range of conceivable disasters that would require extreme shifts in science or law.
Each scenario contains a short scenario synopsis and visibility into the plaintiffs exposed and defendant industries impacted.