Mensing v. Wyeth
Appeal of Minnesota federal court decision holding (1) that a plaintiff’s failure-to-warn claims against generic drug companies for injuries caused by metoclopromide are preempted by federal law; and (2) that her failure-to-warn claims against the manufacturers of the brand-name version of the drug could not proceed on the ground that brand-name manufacturers do not owe any duty to consumers of generic versions of their drugs.
Lou Bograd of the Center for Constitutional Law and Public Justice’s Claire Prestel are lead appellate counsel.
The plaintiff is also represented by Michael K. Johnson and Lucia J.W. McLaren of Goldenberg & Johnson, PLLC; Daniel J. McGlynn of McGlynn, Glisson & Koch; and Wil Fluegel of the Fluegel Law Office.
Written by Lou Bograd of the Center for Constitutional Litigation, with input from Public Justice's Leslie Brueckner and Claire Prestel. The brief stresses that the plaintiff's failure-to-warn claims against the drug manufacturer should not be preempted by federal law.
Holding that Ms. Mensing's claims against the generic manufacturers of metoclopramide are not preempted by federal law. The opinion does affirm the dismissal of Ms. Mensing's claims against the manufacturers of name-brand Reglan.
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