August 13, 2019 / 9:49 PM / 6 days ago

Getinge's Atrium Medical loses bid to dismiss bellwether mesh cases

Swedish medical technology company Getinge’s Atrium Medical Corp unit has lost a bid to dismiss two bellwether cases in the nearly 1,500 federal lawsuits it faces in the United States alleging it sold defective hernia-repair mesh implants that injured patients.

U.S. District Judge Landya McCafferty in Concord, New Hampshire on Monday and Tuesday rejected Atrium’s effort to dismiss the lawsuits by a South Carolina woman and man who previously lived in Kansas on statute of limitations grounds.

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