Federal Court Holds Medical Device Claims Preempted By FDCA
The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri has ruled a plaintiff's product liability claims against a hearing-loss device manufacturer are preempted by the Medical Device Amendments to the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.
Shook Wins Full Defense Verdict for Medical Device Maker
In a case where the plaintiff sought up to $40 million in damages, a Florida jury found for Shook's client on all counts after a four-week trial. After the win, the Shook team was nominated for "Litigators of the Week" by Litigation Daily.
U.S. Supreme Court Denies Cert to Mirena MDL Plaintiffs
The U.S. Supreme Court has denied a petition for writ of certiorari filed by plaintiffs in the Mirena® multidistrict litigation, effectively ending litigation in federal courts that involved more than 1,300 plaintiffs and lasted more than five years.
Shook Team Obtains Third Win This Year for Pharmacia
A Shook team has obtained their third win in a year for Pharmacia & Upjohn Co. LLC (Pharmacia), the maker of the corticosteroid drug Depo-Medrol® (methylprednisone acetate).
Shook Obtains Back-to-Back Wins for Medtronic In Product Liability Cases
Shook teams have obtained back-to-back wins for Medtronic, manufacturer of surgical and medical devices, persuading federal courts in Michigan and Texas to dismiss product liability claims against the company.