AstraZeneca Escapes Liability In Pain Pump Suit

Law360, New York (March 3, 2010, 3:52 PM EST) -- A judge has found that AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP is not liable for cartilage damage sustained by a former high school athlete who underwent surgery and afterward used the drugmaker’s pain medication in an automated pump.

Judge William T. Lawrence issued an opinion on Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana granting summary judgment to AstraZeneca by finding that it is not liable for failure-to-warn claims filed against it in the case, which was brought by Jenson Meharg, a former high school...
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