Remember Riegel v Medtronic and the Supreme Court decision exonerating Medtronic because their heart catheter was FDA approved? Well, Medtronic is back in the news. It should be apparent to anyone who reads the NYT’s article Lawmakers Seek to Return Right to Sue Device Makers - NYTimes.com, that enough is enough.
Because of the Supreme’s misguided Riegel decision, injured Americans throughout the country have had their cases tossed out of court. Bills have been written to end this insanity, but have not yet passed. Congress needs to pass them, now, before anymore women are burned internally, hearts are shocked or torn apart, and defective implants and treatments go horribly wrong.
Please read the Times piece and come back and tell us your thoughts.