5th Cir. Upholds Summary Judgment Award to Defendants in Durepair Case

NEW ORLEANS — A federal appellate court has upheld an award of summary judgment to Medtronic Inc. and Integra LifeSciences Corp. summary judgment in a Durepair Dura Regeneration Matrix case, affirming that the plaintiffs failed to explain how the product deviated from its design.

In a March 26 opinion, the 5th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals also agreed with the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas that the product’s warnings were adequate as a matter of law and that plaintiffs failed to establish causation.

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