Paraplegic's Medtronic Suit Preempted, Split 9th Circ. Rules
The case centered on a Medtronic “pain pump” that plaintiff Richard Stengel had implanted to provide infusions of medication into his spine for treatment of excruciating pain. Over time, the pump caused an inflammatory condition that left Stengel a paraplegic, according to his lawsuit.
The Ninth Circuit’s 2-1 ruling upheld a...
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