California Court of Appeal
MORSON v. SUPERIOR COURT OF SAN DIEGO COUNTY (MEDLINE), D037161
The consumer expectations test for the existence of a design defect does not apply to product liability action alleging latex gloves caused allergic reactions.
- Decided 07/16/2001
- Published 07/16/2001
- HUFFMAN, J.
- California Court of Appeal
- For Appellant:
- Rose, Klein & Marias, Encino, David A. Rosen, Arlyn M. Latin, Peter H. Crossin, Los Angeles; Kazan, McClain, Edises, Simon & Abrams, Philip A. Harley and Susan S. Ochi, Oakland, for Petitioners., Crosby, Heafey, Roach & May, Los Angeles, James M. Wood, Oakland, James C. Martin and Lisa M. Baird, Los Angeles, for Real Parties in Interest Baxter Healthcare Corporation, Baxter International, Inc., Allegiance Healthcare Corporation and Allegiance Corporation., Wilson, Petty, Kosmo & Turner, Regina A. Petty, Frederick W. Kosmo, Jr. and Theresa Osterman Stevenson, San Diego, for Real Party in Interest Johnson & Johnson Medical and Tyco Healthcare Group, LP., Gardner, Carton & Douglas, R. Michael Duffy, John A. Simon and Terry M. Hackett, Chicago, IL, for Real Party in Interest Ansell Healthcare Products, Inc., Jedeikin, Meadows & Schneider, Joseph Jedeikin, Steven Spaulding and Leopoldo J. Chanco, San Francisco, for Real Parties in Interest Owens & Minor, Inc. and Owens & Minor West, Inc., Morris, Polich & Purdy, Anthony G. Brazil, Los Angeles, Gerald P. Schneeweis, San Diego, and Diana N. Iketani, for Real Party in Interest Aladan Corporation., Bacalski, Byrne & Koska, A. Daniel Bacalski, Jr., San Diego, and Kerry F. Kawamura, for Real Party in Interest Medline Industries, Inc., Harvey M. Grossman, Chicago, IL, and Hugh F. Young, Jr., for the Product Liability Advisory Council, Inc., as Amicus Curiae on behalf of Real Parties in Interest.