9th Cir. Panel Upholds Dismissal of Medtronic Drug-Infusion Pump Action

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SAN FRANCISCO — A federal appeals panel has upheld dismissal of state law claims in a Medtronic drug-infusion pump case, finding the manufacturer complied with federal law by filing adverse event reports with the Food and Drug Administration.

In a Jan. 28 opinion, the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel further found the plaintiff failed to adequately specify the nature of the device’s alleged defects and did not demonstrate a genuine dispute of material fact over whether she justifiably relied upon any of Medtronic’s statements.

Rebeca Lawrence sued Medtronic in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of …


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