Manufacturing Defect, Warranty Claims Are Only Survivors In Drug Pump Ruling
(September 13, 2016, 1:57 PM EDT) -- PHILADELPHIA — Only a plaintiff’s manufacturing defect and express warranty claim remain after a Pennsylvania federal judge issued a ruling on Aug. 31 finding that her negligence, implied warranty and state consumer claims involving a SynchroMed drug pump and catheters are preempted by federal law (Sandra White v. Medtronic, Inc., et al., No. 16-2638, E.D. Pa.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 117101).
(Opinion available. Document #28-160915-012Z.)
In 2010, Jordan White was implanted with a SynchroMed II drug pump and an intrathecal catheter. The devices were to deliver...