The Drug & Device Law bloggers have taken an in-depth look at how each U.S. state (plus Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico) has opted to address the concept of the heeding presumption—whether it is presumed that the learned intermediary would have “heeded” a different warning had it been given, and if so, how that presumption operates.

As Reed Smith attorney Jim Beck points out, there are plenty of differences in approach, from states that employ the heeding presumption, to those that recognize it in a limited capacity, and those that reject it entirely. To see the survey, click here.