The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has handed down an important medical device preemption opinion as it affirmed a $3.6 million award against Becton Dickinson & Co. (NYSE:BDX) subsidiary C.R. Bard in a bellwether lawsuit case over inferior vena cava filters. Bard’s lawyers had argued that when FDA reclassified intravascular filters as Class II devices, the […]
The Medical Device Amendment’s pre-emption clause continues to provide legal cover for medtech companies in the U.S., with Abbott getting a payer’s lawsuit dismissed over the past week. Abbott faced a purported class-action lawsuit that a third-party payer — the ASEA/AFSCME Local 52 Health Benefits Trust in Alaska — filed last year in federal court in […]
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The U.S. Supreme court refused to hear an appeal by Stryker Corp. (NYSE:SYK) in a product liability lawsuit filed over its recalled Trident hip implant.