Claims Brought in Juvederm, Restylane Case Preempted, S.C. Federal Judge Rules



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GREENVILLE, S.C. — Claims brought against the makers of cosmetic fillers Juvederm and Restylane are federally preempted because the plaintiff failed to plead a state law claim that parallels federal law, a South Carolina federal judge has ruled.

On Jan. 13, Judge Timothy Cain of the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina granted a motion to dismiss filed by Allergan USA Inc. and Medicis Aesthetics Inc., finding the amended complaint only set forth “barebones, conclusory allegations.”

Suzy Wells alleged Juvederm and Restylane caused her to suffer an immune system reaction that produced lesions in her lips and …






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