Supreme Court Upholds Medical Device Amendment Preemption
Kelley Drye Client Advisory
Kelley Drye’s Litigation Practice Group has prepared a Client Advisory on the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in Riegel v. Medtronic, in which the Supreme Court held that certain common law claims against medical device companies are pre-empted. The advisory reviews the key majority, concurring, and dissenting opinions of the Justices and offers some insight on the scope of the holding and its impact on medical device companies. It also includes a brief discussion of other pre-emption cases pending before the Court.