STORY FROM: Drugs & Medical Devices
Claims Against Allergy Drug Manufacturer Time-Barred, California Court Says
April 16, 2002
SAN DIEGO - A man who suspected his vaccine-related injury was caused by a faulty injection procedure, but later discovered it likely resulted from contamination of the drug administered by the inoculation, waited too long to file his corresponding lawsuit, a California appeals court has concluded. Scott v. Steris Laboratories, Inc., et al., No. D037051 (Calif. Ct. App., 4th Dist.).
In an opinion affirming summary judgment for the drug's manufacturer, the Fourth District California Court of Appeal said April 3 that plaintiff Glenford Scott could have filed a complaint naming "doe" defendants within a year of receiving the inoculation. Doing ...