Federal Judge Provides Plaintiffs in Medical Device Personal Injury Suits a Mechanism to Avoid Preemption

by Shaun Mather Judge G. Murray Snow of the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona recently gave plaintiffs in medical device suits a mechanism to avoid preemption of their state tort claims. Under the Supreme Court’s decision in Riegel v. Medtronic, Incorporated,[1] the preemption clause of the Medical Device Amendments of 1976[2] preempts […]