STORY FROM: Drugs & Medical Devices
Minn. Appeals Court Upholds Award of Summary Judgment to Medtronic in ICD Action
June 14, 2019
MINNEAPOLIS — A Minnesota appellate court has upheld an award of summary judgment to Medtronic in a lawsuit targeting its Virtuoso implantable cardioverter defibrillator, finding the plaintiff failed to provide sufficient evidence that the company violated federal law when it manufactured the device.
In a June 10 opinion, the Minnesota Court of Appeals agreed with the trial court that the claims are preempted by the Medical Device Amendments to the Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act.
In December 2006, Donna Delfino was implanted with a Medtronic Virtuoso ICD Model D154AWG. An ICD treats abnormal heart rhythms by shocking the heart back ...
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