Patient Wants High Court To Take Up Genzyme Negligence Suit

Law360, New York (February 10, 2012, 6:04 PM EST) -- The victim of a botched knee surgery appealed the dismissal of her negligence suit against Genzyme Corp. on Monday, asking the U.S. Supreme Court to consider whether medical manufacturers should be held accountable for the way doctors use — or misuse — manufacturers' products.

Patient Denise Rounds claims Genzyme is at fault for not properly training her surgeon how to determine which patients were candidates for Carticel, a cartilage repair product whose misapplication in a 2007 surgery led to several follow-up procedures. Lower courts' dismissals of...
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