6th Circ. Revives Mylan Wrongful Death Suit

Law360, New York (January 21, 2014, 3:35 PM EST) -- The Sixth Circuit on Tuesday revived a wrongful death suit accusing Mylan Inc. of selling defective painkiller patches, finding that a Michigan law shielding drugmakers from liability doesn’t apply to products that combine medicines and devices.

In a split decision, the appeals court disagreed with a district judge’s conclusion that Mylan’s fentanyl patches are akin to time-release capsules and therefore can’t be viewed separately from the drug itself.

Under federal law, if the patch were considered to be an “article intended for use as a component”...
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Beth Miller v. Mylan, Inc., et al


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12-2502

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Appellate - 6th Circuit

Nature of Suit

4365 P.I.: Product Liability

Date Filed

November 18, 2012

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