STORY FROM: Drugs & Medical Devices
N.Y. Lawsuit Involving Alcon Intraocular Lenses Dismissed as Preempted
June 11, 2018
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. — A New York judge has dismissed a lawsuit against Alcon Laboratories Inc. involving its intraocular lenses, ruling that the plaintiff’s claims are preempted because they seek to impose requirements that are “different from, or in addition to” federal law.
On June 5, Judge James D. Pagones of the Dutchess County Supreme Court dismissed the plaintiffs’ claims of breach of warranty and negligence.
Diane Neils underwent cataract surgery on Oct. 14, 2014, during which her surgeon implanted Alcon’s AcrySof® IQ Posterior Chamber intraocular lenses. Intraocular lenses are medical devices that are implanted inside the eye to replace the ...
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