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Riegel v. Medtronic, Inc.

Docket No.: 06-179
Certiorari Granted: Jun 25 2007
Argued: December 4, 2007
Decided: February 20, 2008

Topic:

pre-emption clause in the Medi

PartyNames: RIEGEL, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS ADMINISTRATOR OF ESTATE OF RIEGEL v. MEDTRONIC, INC.
Petitioner: Charles R. Riegel, et ux.
Respondent: Medtronic, Inc.

Court Below: United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

Charles R. Riegel, et ux.
v.
Medtronic, Inc.
552 U.S. 312 (2008)
Question Presented:

Whether the express preemption provision of the Medical Device Amendments to the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, 21 U.S.C. ยง360k(a), preempts state-law claims seeking damages for injuries caused by medical devices that received premarket approval from the Food and Drug Administration.

Question:

Does Section 360k(a) of the Medical Device Amendments to the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act preempt state-law claims seeking damages for injuries caused by medical devices that received premarket approval from the Food and Drug Administration.

Holding: affirmed
Vote: 8-1
Opinion By:
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