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Supreme Court may prohibit lawsuits for FDA-approved devices

Health Imaging News, December 11, 2007
Medtronic and other medical-device makers are attempting to obtain protection from multimillion-dollar product liability lawsuits in a case before the U.S. Supreme Court. In the case, Riegel v. Medtronic, the court will decide on whether patients can file product-liability lawsuits over devices cleared for sale by the FDA's approval process.