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Atrium Hernia Repair Patch Case to Proceed in N.M. Federal Court

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A New Mexico federal judge has refused to dismiss a hernia repair patch case, allowing the plaintiff to conduct jurisdictional discovery on whether defendant Maquet Cardiovascular LLC controls the device’s manufacturer, Atrium Medical Corp.

On May 22, Chief Judge William P. Johnson of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico further ruled that the tort claims are not time-barred and are adequately pled.

New Mexico resident Jesusita Aguirre underwent hernia repair surgery in October 1994, during which her surgeon inserted Atrium Medical Corp.’s polypropylene mesh patch. Aguirre had a second hernia repair surgery in ...

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