STORY FROM: Drugs & Medical Devices
Plaintiffs’ Expert Permitted to Testify in Ill. Federal Transvaginal Mesh Device Case
October 10, 2017
CHICAGO — An Illinois federal judge has denied Ethicon’s motion to bar plaintiffs’ expert Dr. Daniel Elliott in a Gynecare TVT transvaginal mesh case, ruling that he may testify that non-synthetic mesh procedures are a safer alternative for the surgical treatment of stress urinary incontinence.
In an Oct. 6 ruling, Judge Amy J. St. Eve of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Illinois ruled that the testimony is needed for the risk-utility analysis and to rebut defendants’ assertion that the TVT is the “gold standard” for treating SUI.
In addition, the judge said Dr. Elliott may ...
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