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Permacol Hernia Mesh Maker Awarded Summary Judgment in Mich. Federal Action

DETROIT — A Michigan federal judge has awarded summary judgment to Coviden Inc. in a Permacol biologic hernia mesh case after excluding the testimony of the plaintiff’s only medical on the basis that his opinions were not formed within the scope of his care and treatment of the plaintiff.

In a July 5 order, Judge Paul D. Borman of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan further held that even if the expert’s opinions were admissible, plaintiff cannot prove causation because his implanting surgeon testified that he never read the Permacol Instructions For Use and chose to ...

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