U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Supports Drug Lawsuits
We have been anxiously waiting many months for an important ruling by the United States Supreme Court in the case of Wyeth v. Levine regarding federal preemption. On March 4, 2009, the Supreme Court rendered its decision and ruled that FDA approval of a drug product does not preempt state tort law claims with regard to the safety of an approved drug. The Supreme Court ruling is a win for plaintiffs and will also provide continued safeguards for all consumers who ingest an FDA approved drug. We are thrilled that this opinion will allow our clients and other individuals injured by unsafe drug products to continue to pursue claims in state courts.