AstraZeneca Squashes Anasthetic Warning Suit

Law360, New York (March 5, 2010, 7:04 PM EST) -- AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP has won summary judgment in a case brought against the company for not including warnings on its local anesthetic bupivacaine that the drug should not be used with a pain pump.

AstraZeneca can't be held liable for the injury Jensen Meharg, a high school athlete whose shoulder cartilage was destroyed after she used bupivacaine with a pain pump manufactured by I-Flow Corp., Judge William T. Lawrence ruled Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana.

“We're pleased with the...
To view the full article, register now.
Law360 Pro Say Podcast
Check out Law360's new podcast, Pro Say, which offers a weekly recap of both the biggest stories and hidden gems from the world of law.