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Sindell v. Abbott Laboratories
Citation:26 Cal.3d 588, 607 P.2d 924, cert. denied, 449 U.S. 912 (1980)
ProfessorMelissa A. Hale
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Sindell (Plaintiff) sued Abbott Laboratories (Defendant) for negligently manufacturing the same drug her mother took while pregnant in order to prevent miscarriages, which later caused the plaintiff to contract bladder tumors. Around 200 other companies also manufactured that drug. Sindell argued that the defendant negligently manufactured and marketed the drug despite knowing the danger it posed to unborn children.
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