Split 8th Circuit Panel Affirms Sprint Fidelis Preemption Ruling

ST. LOUIS - A day after the parties announced a $268 million settlement and an end to the appeal, a split panel of the Eighth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Oct. 15 affirmed that the plaintiffs' claims involving the Medtronic Sprint Fidelis heart device leads are preempted and that the plaintiffs...

Drug Pump Claims Preempted Expressly, Implicitly, 9th Circuit Panel Majority Says

SAN FRANCISCO - (Mealey's) In a 2-1 ruling, a panel of the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals said April 16 that claims that a Medtronic drug pump and spine catheter caused a plaintiff to become a paraplegic are preempted explicitly and implicitly by federal medical device law and by U.S. Supreme...

9th Circuit: Federal Law Doesn't Preempt Parallel State Law Device Claim

SAN FRANCISCO- (Mealey's) The Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, sitting en banc , ruled Jan. 10 that federal law does not preempt, expressly or by implication, a state law failure-to-warn claim alleging that Medtronic Inc. violated its federal duty to report problems with a drug pump ( Richard...