McKEE v. MOORE

No. 54312.

648 P.2d 21 (1982)

Jonnis Earl McKEE and Carol Ann McKee, Appellants, v. Dr. George MOORE and Ortho Pharmaceutical Corporation, Appellees.

Supreme Court of Oklahoma.

Rehearing Denied July 20, 1982.


Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Lee E. Witcher, Oklahoma City, for appellants.

John Wiggins, Oklahoma City, for appellee Ortho Pharmaceutical Corp.


HODGES, Justice.

The dispositive issue on appeal is whether the manufacturer of an intrauterine contraceptive device [IUD] has the duty to directly warn the ultimate consumer, or if a warning to the physician of possible side effects is sufficient.

Ortho Pharmaceutical Corporation [Ortho], appellee, is the manufacturer of the Lippes Loop, an IUD. One of these devices was inserted by Dr. George Moore in the uterus of...

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