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Negligence, Strict Liability Claims in Pelvic Mesh Case Dismissed

DALLAS — A Texas federal judge has dismissed with leave to amend strict liability and negligence claims in a lawsuit targeting Boston Scientific Corp’s Advantage Fit pelvic mesh device, ruling that the plaintiff failed to plead the claims with specificity.

In a July 24 order, Judge Sam A. Lindsay of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas also found a question of fact as to whether the claims are time-barred.

To treat her pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence, Carolyn Carpenter was surgically implanted with BSC’s Advantage Fit Transvaginal Mid-Urethral Sling System, a device composed of ...

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