The Supreme Court stood by that most American of rights Wednesday—the right to sue. By a 6-3 vote, the court decided that federal oversight and warning labels do not protect the pharmaceutical industry from lawsuits. The one-armed Vermont musician involved in the case was thrilled, and not just because she got to keep $6.7 million.
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Some people would give their right arm for $6 million. Diana Levine would prefer the arm.
The 63-year-old musician, who won a $6.7 million award after a botched injection led to the amputation of her right arm, won a legal victory Wednesday when the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the award against Wyeth Pharmaceuticals. Elated though she is, she’d still rather have her arm back — if only she could.