Riata Heart Lead Claims Barred By Florida Law, Federal Preemption, Judge Says

(September 30, 2015, 10:40 AM EDT) -- TAMPA, Fla. — A Riata heart lead plaintiff’s claims against manufacturer St. Jude Medical Inc. are barred by Florida law and by federal preemption, a Florida federal judge ruled Sept. 24 in granting dismissal without prejudice (Delio Marmol v. St. Judge Medical Center, et al., No. 15-1276, M.D. Fla., Tampa Div.; 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 128517).

(Marmol opinion available. Document #28-151001-019Z.)

In 2009, Delio Marmol received an implantable cardio defibrillator that uses a model 1582 Riata heart lead made by St. Jude Medical Inc. Marmol says...
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