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N.M. Federal Judge Dismisses Parietex Hernia Mesh Action With Prejudice

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A New Mexico federal judge has dismissed with prejudice a lawsuit involving Covidien’s Parietex hernia mesh patch, ruling that the plaintiff failed to identify the specific defect in the product and how it caused her alleged injuries.

In a March 29 order, Judge James O. Browning of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico further held that the claims of strict liability, negligence and breach of warranties asserted against Covidien and its parent Medtronic were untimely.

Janice Nowell underwent hernia repair surgery on Oct. 27, 2010, during which her surgeon implanted a Parietex Mesh ...

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