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La. Federal Judge Dismisses Parietex Hernia Mesh Case, Allows Plaintiff to Amend

NEW ORLEANS — A Louisiana federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit involving Covidien Parietex Composite hernia repair mesh, ruling that while there is a question as to whether the claims are time-barred, the plaintiff failed to specify how the product was defective, or how it caused her injuries.

However, in the June 20 order, Judge Sarah S. Vance granted the plaintiff leave to amend her complaint to replead her claims of defective construction or composition, inadequate warning, design defect, and breach of express warranty.

Kimberly Pellegrin underwent surgery to repair a perforated ulcer on Oct. 25, 2014, during which a ...

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