Win For Federal Preemption And Device Makers
Last week, the Court issued its eagerly awaited opinion in Riegel v. Medtronic, Inc., Opinion Number 06-179 (Feb. 20, 2008). The 8-1 decision, which significantly limits state tort liability for makers of medical devices given premarket approval (PMA) by the FDA, is a major victory for the industry.
In Riegel, the plaintiffs sued Medtronic for...
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