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Boston Scientific IVC Filter Case Survives Dismissal Motion in Ill. Federal Court

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — An Illinois federal judge has denied Boston Scientific Corp.’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit targeting its Greenfield IVC filter, ruling that the plaintiff has sufficiently alleged that the device was defectively designed and manufactured and accompanied by inadequate warnings.

In a Nov. 27 order, Judge Richard Mills of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois also found the plaintiff adequately pled that BSC negligently breached its duty of care by selling a device that is unreasonably dangerous, and that the filter is not fit for the ordinary purpose for which it is used.

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