STORY FROM: Drugs & Medical Devices

Davol, Bard Prevail in Fla. Federal Hernia Repair Patch Action

MIAMI — A Florida federal judge has awarded summary judgment to the makers of a hernia repair patch on failure-to-warn and design defect claims after excluding the plaintiffs’ expert witness, whose testimony was the only evidence proffered in support of the plaintiff's claim that the memory recoil ring broke in the patch.

On April 7, Judge James Cohn of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida further found plaintiffs failed to present evidence supporting their alternative theory that the patch buckled with an intact ring.

Norma Olmo was implanted with an extra-large Composix Kugel hernia repair patch ...

Associated Law Firms
Carlton Fields Jorden Burt
Koch Parafinczuk & Wolf
Reed Smith
Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker

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