Genzyme Not Liable In Carticel Negligence Suit: 11th Circ.

Law360, New York (September 8, 2011, 8:03 PM EDT) -- The Eleventh Circuit upheld a district court's dismissal of a negligence case against medical manufacturer Genzyme Corp. over an unsuccessful use of a cartilage repair product, saying on Thursday that the company had given enough information to the doctor who performed the procedure to be free of liability.

That the information — which included risks and possible long-term effects of Carticel — never reached the doctor's patient does not make Genzyme responsible, the court ruled in an unpublished opinion.

“The manufacturer’s duty to warn of a...
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