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Can State Regulations Impose Narrower Standards Than Those Set By the FDA for Medical Devices?

David Chang '14 was recently cited by the United States Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit in its Caplinger v. Medtronic, 784 F.3d 1335, 1338 (10th Cir. 2015) decision. David's Hastings Law Journal note, "Internalizing the External Costs of Medical Device Preemption" (from Hastings Law Journal Volume 65, No. 1) addressed the issue of when federal laws preempt state tort medical device claims. The Tenth Circuit cited David's note for the proposition that the courts have not "provide[d] much guidance as to what constitutes a parallel claim" and thus lower courts have struggled in deciding which state claims are preempted by federal medical device laws. David is currently a Commercial Litigation Associate at Reed Smith LLP's San Francisco office.

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