Conte V. Wyeth Spotlights 'Pioneer Liability' Claims

Law360, New York (January 22, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- A lawsuit accusing Wyeth Inc. of failing to warn that a generic equivalent of its anti-heartburn medicine Reglan could cause an incurable muscular disorder could expose manufacturers to increased liability if the boundaries of “pioneer liability” claims continue to expand, lawyers following the case say.

The case, which is currently playing out in the California courts, has caught the eye of experts in the field over the issue of whether the “pioneer” manufacturer of a branded product can be held liable for injuries that arise from...
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