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Ill. Federal Judge Strikes Plaintiff’s Expert Report in Atrium Hernia Mesh Case

CHICAGO — An Illinois federal magistrate judge has struck a plaintiff’s expert report in an Atrium Medical polypropylene hernia mesh action, explaining that it failed to contribute any new perspective rebutting the defense expert’s opinions.

In an Oct. 10 order, Magistrate Judge Young B. Kim of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois further found the expert report focuses broadly on the matter of polypropylene’s safety and thus should have been presented as an initial expert report.

Randy Africano sued Atrium Medical Corp. in connection with its ProLite polypropylene hernia repair mesh. During discovery, Africano submitted an ...

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