STORY FROM: Drugs & Medical Devices
Manufacturing Defect Claim to Proceed in Mylan Fentanyl Patch Case
February 4, 2020
MOBILE, Ala. — An Alabama federal judge has refused to dismiss a manufacturing defect claim in a fentanyl patch wrongful death action, finding the plaintiff adequately alleged that the patch had a defective seal which allowed an unsafe dose of medication to be delivered to the decedent.
In a Jan. 27 order, Judge Madeline Haikala of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama explained that Alabama law does not require the plaintiff to allege a specific flaw in the manufacturing process.
On Sept. 14, 2016, John Compston’s doctor, Dr. David Black, prescribed him a fentanyl patch 50 ...
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