STORY FROM: Drugs & Medical Devices

Judge Allows Plaintiff in Gadolinium-Based Contrast Agent Case to Amend Complaint

BOSTON — A Massachusetts federal judge has allowed a plaintiff to amend his complaint in a lawsuit targeting Bayer’s gadolinium-based contrast agent (GBCA), after ruling that the complaint is preempted because it did not cite any newly acquired information that would have allowed Bayer to change its label.

In a Sept. 30 order, Judge Indira Talwani of the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts further ruled that the plaintiff adequately pled that Magnevist caused his injuries.

In 2010, Plaintiff Stephen Goodell was administered an injection of Bayer’s Magnevist, a GBCA, before undergoing an MRI. Goodell alleges that the ...

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