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Claims Asserted in Mentor ObTape Action Time-Barred, Ga. Federal Judge Rules

COLUMBUS, Ga. — Claims asserted against Mentor Worldwide LLC in connection with its ObTape transvaginal mesh device are time-barred under Oklahoma’s two-year statute of limitations because the plaintiffs were on notice of their causes of action by 2006, yet failed to file suit until 2013, a Georgia federal judge has ruled.

In a March 2 order, Chief Judge Clay D. Land of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia held that the statute of limitations was not tolled by the discovery rule because plaintiffs should have been aware of the cause of their alleged injuries following a ...

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