Federal lawsuit over Boston Sci pelvic mesh heads to trial

A federal judge in Arkansas has ruled that most counts in a pelvic mesh lawsuit against Boston Scientific can go to trial.

Kortney Cline sued Boston Sci in 2014, claiming that she suffered injuries after implantation with the company’s Obtryx trans-obturator mid-urethral sling in 2009.

Cline’s case was recently transferred to federal court in Arkansas from West Virginia, where it had been one of seven multi-district litigations. U.S. Judge Timothy L. Brooks in Arkansas, in an order dated Feb. 11, found that seven of the 10 counts in Cline’s lawsuit can proceed to trial.

Brooks among other things found “genuine, material disputes of fact” over whether Boston Sci should have used Marlex polypropylene in the Obtryx device. The judge also found that Cline had raised a “triable question of fact” over whether Boston Sci failed to entirely warn the doctor who implanted the Obtryx device in Cline.

Brooks also said…

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