This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet
Executive SummaryFound liable in Teflon-containing jaw implant case because it failed to warn consumers of a defective product. The decision in the Circuit Court of Oregon, County of Multomah, awarded $468,000 to plaintiff Judy Hoyt of La Grande, Oregon; Hoyt had received an implant made by now-defunct Vitek that contained Teflon. DuPont, which plans to appeal the decision, says 71 other Vitek-related cases that have been filed against DuPont have been dismissed. DuPont recently announced that it will be discontinuing sales of raw materials, including Teflon, to makers of permanently implantable devices ("The Gray Sheet" Feb. 8, p. 12).
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