A federal judge in Minnesota granted summary judgment to Coloplast in a lawsuit over the company’s transvaginal mesh.
Angela Dawn Cantrell received the Restorelle L mesh implant as part of a surgery to correct vaginal prolapse in January 2018. Cantrell continued to experience pain and pelvic floor dysfunction after the surgery and underwent additional surgeries.
In 2020, Cantrell commenced action, advancing 11 claims against Coloplast, which now moves for summary judgment and to exclude the opinions and testimony of Cantrell’s six expert witnesses. Cantrell opposed the motions but only contests the motion for summary judgment as to three of the 11 claims: negligent design, design defect and failure to warn.
Coloplast argued that the negligent design claim fails because of a lack of admissible specific causation evidence. The court excluded testimony of Cantrell’s two specific causation experts, meaning she can’t succeed on the cla…