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Minn. Plaintiff Appeals Dismissal of St. Jude Heart Valve Case to 8th Cir.

MINNEAPOLIS — A plaintiff plans to appeal a Minnesota federal judge’s dismissal of his St. Jude Medical mechanical heart valve action on express preemption grounds, according to a recent filing.

According to a Sept. 27 notice of appeal filed in the 8th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, the plaintiff will challenge the federal court’s determination that he failed to allege a violation of state law requirements that parallel federal law.

David Reed received a St. Jude Medical mechanical heart valve on Dec. 13, 2011. By the end of 2016, however, he began to experience heart and lung complications and eventually ...

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