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Medtronic Granted Judgment on the Pleadings in Tenn. Cardiac Catheter Action

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — A Tennessee federal judge has granted Medtronic judgment on the pleadings in a cardiac catheter action, ruling that the plaintiff failed to establish a causal link between the defendant’s alleged violations of federal law and his injuries.

In a June 4 order, Judge Travis R. McDonough of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee further held that the plaintiff failed to allege how Medtronic violated a state law by failing to warn the Food and Drug Administration of adverse events associated with the device.

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